Wanted this since I read about it on school bus back in the day. Almost forty years later and believing it no longer existed, found that in actual fact it had spent 39 years on a drive about ten miles from where I lived.
Intention is to restore, but at moment going through discovery phase as opposed to gung ho rip it apart approach.
Edit 17/06/2019: Credit where credit is due (and should have mentioned before) Georg Dönni of Jaguar Classics in Roggliswil was the gentleman who found the car and pointed me in direction that enabled purchase. As an aside, an amazing restoration and service point for Jaguar in Switzerland.
Amazing! Are the parts all there, or will there be some specialised fabrication required?
No interior, engine, gearbox, front spoiler, wheels... Engine and gearbox are stock Series III Jaguar/Daimler. Interior is bespoke. Been in contact with Revolution about wheels. They are an old design, so if there are any Revolution experts on here, any help appreciated.
Came with fibre glass wings and some molds.
The owner of the green estate is a cool fella and is helping. Allowed me to scan his car in Switzerland.
Chris Humberstone behind estate.
Only changes are going to be reversible and are stereo (Pioneer changed for Becker), Lagonda wheels (same colour as Revolutions) and back panel and lights for something akin to Aston Bulldog/Zagato/Lagonda.
Panasonic KE 5300
Becker Mexico. Got both stereos from Chrome London. Superb company. (Stock pictures)
Lagonda wheels. Bought five secondhand but unused that a lady had knocking around for a decade.
Aston Martin (well more like a trailer or commercial) rear lights set up.
Post by grumpynorthener on Jun 10, 2019 6:15:36 GMT
The Green car now in Switzerland was sold by Bonhams on the 6th December 2004 at Olympia in London - price paid was £8,970 - it was an ex 'Patrick Collection' car whom were based in Kings Norton Birmingham - link to the Bonhams listing below
How do I know - I was at the auction and purchased another of the Patrick Collection cars - A Rover P6 V8 - has soon has I looked at the pic in the thread I knew that I had cast my eye over the car - I think I even sat in it and it was certainly under my purchasing considerations at the time - but in the end I purchased the Rover
1973 Rover 3500 P6 Auto - 23k miles - All original 1937 Jowett 8 HP Saloon - In many, many pieces 1951 Jowett Jupiter - In more pieces than the 8 HP 1952 Jowett Javelin - In regular use jowett.org/ 1954 Jowett Jupiter - Complete - future restoration project 2000 P38 Range Rover 4.0 SE - Daily / Tow vehicle
Flat Cap Classic Cars - Specialist Panel & Paint Restoration
given a trip to switzerland to scan the other car , i can only assume that this build is going to be 11/10 on the epic-ometer! most would run with old pictures and a magnifying glass....or just run for the hills!