1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1

The one that got away

This morning, we bid farewell to our wonderful and very desirable 1966 Jaguar E-Type, 4.2 litre 2+2.

We are very pleased to have been able to offer this original UK matching number E-Type, Series 1, 2+2.

Our initial intention was for a full concours rebuild but having been approached by a customer wishing to carry out the work himself we have accepted and will sadly see her go today.

it will be a very exciting few months for her as she makes her new home in central London. The restoration project will continue almost immediately and we hope that the new owners will continue to show Bridge Classic Cars the progress.

But for now, it’s farewell…until we see you at a few shows next year I’m sure.

Safe arrivals galore this week…

Three safe arrivals in the same week.

Baby Loick joined us Monday.

And our Jaguar E-Type and concours Austin Morris Mini Clubman arrived on Tuesday.

Brought to our Ipswich workshops from the north of Scotland by Ronnie; the owner of Karr Solutions.

We use Ronnie for all our vehicle shipments that don’t require our covered trailer.

Ronnie can be contacted on 07738 274660 should you require his expert services.

Bye Bye Scotland, Hello England

We are very excited to see our newest member of the Bridge family leaving it’s home in Scotland to make it’s way down to our Suffolk workshops.

This stunning 1966 Jaguar E-Type will soon be treated to a brand new re-spray before we complete the rebuild that the previous owner had started so brilliantly for us.

We can not wait for her to arrive with us at the early part of next week.

Jaguar E-Type arriving soon to Bridge Classic Cars

I was put on to our latest acquisition by my old friend Brian Farquar of Abelour in Bonny Scotland. Brian finds me lots of cars and is a keen collector himself.

He loves his Minis and his old Fords and they are immaculate. Show winners.

Brian can describe a car and we would always buy on his recommendations.

He called me about a part restored Series 1 E-Type Jaguar 4.2 in Fort William.

I called the given number and spoke in length to its owner Ray Thomas. It was a story I have heard so many times but in Ray’s case the skills he had learnt was as bigger part as the car itself if not more.

Ray sent me pictures of the car and the main problem he had was busy in the summer and E-Type work in the winter.

Some of you may know. Winter in the north of Scotland is cold. Very very cold, snowy, icy, rainy and very very cold and certainly not a time or place to practice your spraying skills.

The paint micro blistered and the realisation set in that the car needed to be sold.

After some too-ing and fro-ing we did a deal and car was bought unseen. Ray knows his car.

We will get it back to the workshops for a full appraisal and get it into the Bridge projects section and of course look for a lucky new owner in the next couple of weeks.