Saturday 13th February 2021: Jaguar XJR-S 6.0 project update

Today's update is only a brief one, with a couple of photographs down below. The pre facelift 6.0 Jaguar XJR-S which spent so much time down at the paint shop has been undergoing more work. The underside was disassembled, with both the front and rear subframes removed to be restored and repainted. Every last bush …

1990 Jaguar XJR-S 6.0 – back from paint

https://youtu.be/UM0liwyiQP4 A walk around of the XJR-S after collecting it from the body shop. As you can see it still needs final polishing, but that will happen when the bumpers and skirts are refitted. On 23rd December 2020, after no less than 956 days since this XJR-S was delivered to the bodyshop, I was finally …

CCA/ Classic Car Auctions – December 2020 preview

It is time for the last few auctions of the year, and it seems that every auction house has decided that 12th December is the ideal time to hold their auctions, with Historics, CCA and Mathewsons all vying for the same customers on the same day (and with Bonhams MPH held just the day before). …

Bonhams MPH at Bicester Heritage – classic car auction preview – December 2020

It is time for the last few auctions of the year, and it seems that every auction house has decided that 12th December is the ideal time to hold their auctions, with Historics, CCA and Mathewsons all vying for the same customers on the same day (and with Bonhams MPH held just the day before). …

Historics at Ascot – classic car auction preview – December 2020

It is time for the last few auctions of the year, and it seems that every auction house has decided that 12th December is the ideal time to hold their auctions, with Historics, CCA and Mathewsons all vying for the same customers on the same day (and with Bonhams MPH held just the day before). …

1,000 miles in a Maserati Quattroporte V….How expensive can it really be?

I've recently sold my Quattroporte after it failed to replace my XJS as a daily, and in the few months that I owned it I only covered just over 1,000 miles in it. I'd really hoped that Maserati ownership would miraculously be problem free and reasonably on the wallet, although in this case I can't …

921 days later…..the XJR-S 6.0 is in primer.

No less than 921 days after delivering the Jaguar XJR-S 6.0 to the paint shop, it has finally been primered. My patience, at times, has been tested with the inefficiency, but considering it is a small business and a reasonable rate I've tried not to complain too much. The bodywork to correct rust to the …

Anglia Car Auctions – classic car auction preview – November 2020

Since I tweet about most of the auctions I attend, I thought maybe it would be a good idea for me to post a few of the cars I found interesting ahead of the auction itself. I went and viewed the auction at King's Lynn earlier this week, just before lockdown. Given that they'd crammed …