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Old 10-23-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
Bill
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FS: 1970 Jaguar E-Type Coupe 26K miles


1970 Jaguar E-Type Coupe finished in Imperial Maroon with Tan Leather,
photo documented $35K ground up restoration on 26,000 mi car. 2nd
place National Jaguar Championship Challenge scored 9.912 thirty days
ago. No rust or body damage ever. Flawless chrome, beautiful body fit
lines, wonderful paint, & rare options PS, PB, Automatic, & factory
A/C, less than 1000 miles since restoration. This car is dazzlingly
beautiful as you will see on the link below. Please e-mail for more
information or call 404-428-3765. Car is in Atlanta area.


http://atlanta.craigslist.org/car/106010661.html
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Old 10-24-2005, 00:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: FS: 1970 Jaguar E-Type Coupe 26K miles

On Sun, 23 Oct 2005 18:36:02 GMT, Bill <caswell@mindspring.com> wrote:

>1970 Jaguar E-Type Coupe finished in Imperial Maroon with Tan Leather,
>photo documented $35K ground up restoration on 26,000 mi car. 2nd
>place National Jaguar Championship Challenge scored 9.912 thirty days
>ago. No rust or body damage ever. Flawless chrome, beautiful body fit
>lines, wonderful paint, & rare options PS, PB, Automatic, & factory
>A/C, less than 1000 miles since restoration. This car is dazzlingly
>beautiful as you will see on the link below. Please e-mail for more
>information or call 404-428-3765. Car is in Atlanta area.


Don't get suckered, guys. This car is probably worth far less than has
been spent on it. Auto in particular detracts from its value. Also US
concours cars tend to be over-restored for show rather than for go.

David Betts (davidb@motorsport.org.uk)
The Classic Car Gallery: http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?m=17830847103&n=398038677
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:01   #3 (permalink)
Al
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Re: FS: 1970 Jaguar E-Type Coupe 26K miles

In article <nlvol19bbde6heo6eei1aj4v9p26mtusa7@4ax.com>,
David Betts <dabetts@ntlworld.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 23 Oct 2005 18:36:02 GMT, Bill <caswell@mindspring.com> wrote:
>
> >1970 Jaguar E-Type Coupe finished in Imperial Maroon with Tan Leather,
> >photo documented $35K ground up restoration on 26,000 mi car. 2nd
> >place National Jaguar Championship Challenge scored 9.912 thirty days
> >ago. No rust or body damage ever. Flawless chrome, beautiful body fit
> >lines, wonderful paint, & rare options PS, PB, Automatic, & factory
> >A/C, less than 1000 miles since restoration. This car is dazzlingly
> >beautiful as you will see on the link below. Please e-mail for more
> >information or call 404-428-3765. Car is in Atlanta area.

>
> Don't get suckered, guys. This car is probably worth far less than has
> been spent on it. Auto in particular detracts from its value. Also US
> concours cars tend to be over-restored for show rather than for go.
>
> David Betts (davidb@motorsport.org.uk)
> The Classic Car Gallery: http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?m=17830847103&n=398038677


It has been my observation that people who restore cars usually spend
more on them they are worth. That isn't the point; they do it because it
gives them satisfaction. I build electronic gadgets that cost me more
than I could buy them for new. I do it for the fun and the challange.

I also have an XKE I bought new in '71. It has 85K+ miles on it and
still runs fine. I have no interest in restoring it. My son can't wait
to get his hands on it to restore it. I'll give it to him when he has a
garage. And he'll spend more money on it than its worth, I'm sure.

Al
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:03   #4 (permalink)
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Re: FS: 1970 Jaguar E-Type Coupe 26K miles

On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:26:45 GMT, Al <no.spam@wanted.com> wrote:

>In article <nlvol19bbde6heo6eei1aj4v9p26mtusa7@4ax.com>,
> David Betts <dabetts@ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>It has been my observation that people who restore cars usually spend
>more on them they are worth. That isn't the point; they do it because it
>gives them satisfaction.


Absolutely. Never buy a restoration project expecting to make a
profit. Do it because you love it.

>I also have an XKE I bought new in '71. It has 85K+ miles on it and
>still runs fine. I have no interest in restoring it. My son can't wait
>to get his hands on it to restore it. I'll give it to him when he has a
>garage. And he'll spend more money on it than its worth, I'm sure.


Inevitably. I hope he restores it as a car to use and keeps as much of
the originality as possible. I'm really beginning to hate those
over-restored, beter-than-new, trailer jobbies you see so many of
these days.

Wonderful at Goodwood to see cars which were mechanically perfect -
and racing - but cosmetically original. You can't replace patination
once you have destroyed it.

David Betts (davidb@motorsport.org.uk)
The Classic Car Gallery: http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?m=17830847103&n=398038677
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
Al
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Re: FS: 1970 Jaguar E-Type Coupe 26K miles

In article <bjlrl1dvl7pcj2vdfelc93pf67stpsp24t@4ax.com>,
David Betts <dabetts@ntlworld.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:26:45 GMT, Al <no.spam@wanted.com> wrote:
>
> >In article <nlvol19bbde6heo6eei1aj4v9p26mtusa7@4ax.com>,
> > David Betts <dabetts@ntlworld.com> wrote:
> >
> >It has been my observation that people who restore cars usually spend
> >more on them they are worth. That isn't the point; they do it because it
> >gives them satisfaction.

>
> Absolutely. Never buy a restoration project expecting to make a
> profit. Do it because you love it.
>
> >I also have an XKE I bought new in '71. It has 85K+ miles on it and
> >still runs fine. I have no interest in restoring it. My son can't wait
> >to get his hands on it to restore it. I'll give it to him when he has a
> >garage. And he'll spend more money on it than its worth, I'm sure.

>
> Inevitably. I hope he restores it as a car to use and keeps as much of
> the originality as possible. I'm really beginning to hate those
> over-restored, beter-than-new, trailer jobbies you see so many of
> these days.
>
> Wonderful at Goodwood to see cars which were mechanically perfect -
> and racing - but cosmetically original. You can't replace patination
> once you have destroyed it.
>
> David Betts (davidb@motorsport.org.uk)
> The Classic Car Gallery: http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?m=17830847103&n=398038677


Well one thing that had to be improved on is the crank to water pump
pulley belt. It is too weak for the load and it is a nightmare to
replace. I did it at the side of a road once. Is there a modern fix to
that? Any pointers?

Al
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