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.