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01-29-2015, 12:22 PM
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Posted By HistoryBuff

Was it ever sorted out Colin Crabbe's Cuban D-types?

Years ago I read where British car dealer and vintage racer Colin Crabbe went to Cuba and found a couple D-types. First is it true one was disguised by having E-type bonnet and that's why others...
01-28-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,305
Posted By HistoryBuff

The 15th E-type coupe made found in France in the proverbial barn

Anybody know how it was found and what was paid? It sounds like it spent lot of time in Rust City. This is the resto shop's press release so I'm quoting....History Buff
E-Type Chassis 15 discovered...
01-28-2015, 10:43 PM
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Views: 1,057
Posted By HistoryBuff

I dound another flat floor was sold in Carmel but that was 1962

That was in 1962, listed as going to Robert Talbot manufacturer of neckties,and either opalescent blue or silver, last reported in South Carolina, but registered as 1962 so it wasn't the Baez flat...
12-27-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By HistoryBuff

Joan Baez flat floor series I e-type roadster

I ran across a story on this roadster,which was silver metallic, bought by her just when she was becoming a big star. In some documentary on Joan, you see the songstress in the car. Anyway that bad...
12-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,195
Posted By HistoryBuff

Scott Gothier zagato bodied XK 140

I was intrigued by pictures of this black car (which looks nothing like a Jaguar)


COACHBUILD.com - Zagato Jaguar XK 140 & XK 150 S.E. Coupe...
Forum: XKSS
12-03-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,446
Posted By HistoryBuff

Jaguar XKD513--fatal crash at LeMans then Michelotti body

I am a history buff trying to sort out some decades later what happened to the one-off Michelotti body put atop this wrecked D-type Jag which was crashed at LeMans in '57 with fatal results.

On a...
12-02-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By HistoryBuff

Trying to find Don Ernst in central Calif. coast

One of my favorite guys in old cars was Don Ernst who had a Mk. V Jaguar he used to show at concours called "Old Chap" back when he lived in Marina Del Rey
Then he had a Ferrari Superamerica 400 and...
12-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By HistoryBuff

I don't want to rain on anybody's parade but if...

I don't want to rain on anybody's parade but if the insurance company paid off when it was first stolen, doesn't the car theoretically belong to them?


furthermore, I am surprised customs was...
10-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 754
Posted By HistoryBuff

Lindner-Knocker E-type lightweight

When I first read about it, I was amazed that a British shop was able to rebuild a car that was crashed so hard, but now after seeing the latest story in a special JAGUAR magazine (on the newsstand...
10-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 872
Posted By HistoryBuff

Jabbeke XK120--was it ever sold low cost because owner ignorant of its history?

This is a question about when this famous car was "found" as a barn find. There is a colorful story in Forbes magazine on the Jabbeke Jaguar in which it is said that it was discovered in deplorable...
12-23-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 888
Posted By HistoryBuff

1967 S type 3.8 Bertone coachwork, for sale in Belgium

This car called the FT was built for the Italian Jaguar distributor. Not sure it was sold yet in modern times by # Welcome at Albion Motorcars.com # (http://www.albionmotorcars.com/sold/detail/62)...
12-23-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,801
Posted By HistoryBuff

Pininfarina XK120--was it found by now?

I found an old photo from PF , no. 674 in their files, that shows a 1955 effort by them to rebody a 120. From the side it looks like a Triumph TR6 but the nose has the vertical Jag grille and...
10-02-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,295
Posted By HistoryBuff

New question about homologation of aluminum E-types

I just bought a used copy of the Paul Skilleter book Jaguar Sports Cars. In there he offers an explnation on Pag 263 of how the 12 aluminum monocoque cars were homologlated. He said that the steel...
08-06-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,882
Posted By HistoryBuff

Might be legal issues to going to V8 in E-type in Calif.

The way the emissions testing goes is that the car woner's car at the smog test booth is hooked up right to Sacramento's computer. The computer there knows only E-type came with six or V-12. If you...
Forum: XKSS
07-28-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,141
Posted By HistoryBuff

Surprised the D-type hasn't come up at auction since

I ran across pictures of the Michelotti body on the replacement chassis (missed that it was an e-type) now painted red, but though it was interesting, it seems to have details that are mix-and-match...
Forum: XKSS
07-27-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,141
Posted By HistoryBuff

D-type question: where did the Michelotti body go?

On XKD513 I read the story on the Michelotti bodied version built on the car after its LeMans crash by Michelotti but I got a little lost what happened to the Michelotti body. Was that put on another...
07-27-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 994
Posted By HistoryBuff

ex Chester SImpson alloy XK120 SN670124

I am looking for examples of cars that went through hell and high water before they were rescued. I was surprised when reading the RM auction description of the ex-Hornburg alloy car that they made...
Forum: XKSS
07-27-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,284
Posted By HistoryBuff

"C-type? where is category? I'll put question here.

I was reading about the C-type Jag 023. At first I thought the story was simple, that a fellow bought a Devin bodied kit car that had a frame from the real 023 C-type. Then he found an Englishman had...
Forum: XKSS
07-27-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,678
Posted By HistoryBuff

Is it true the one visible from the road had E-type bonnett?

It has been decades since I talked to him but I think he said that, when you drove by the house, you saw a E-type facing outwards but on closer inspection he saw it had a D-type body from the doors...
07-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,295
Posted By HistoryBuff

Howard Gidovlenko lighweight E-type roadster

I have been trying to piece together the story of this car, so excuse me if I already asked this, I don't remember if anyone answered. This was one of 12 lightweight e-types roadsters for '63,...
07-24-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,354
Posted By HistoryBuff

What Jaguar concept car/prototype got sold to the public?

I am researching a book and one area of interest is concept cars/prototypes that once graced the stage at Int. auto shows but then later, by hook or by crook, got sold to the public and are now on...
06-14-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,336
Posted By HistoryBuff

Raymond Loewy French bodied E-type

I saw this car in the Rodeo Drive Father's Day show a year or two ago. Gold in color. Originally bought from Loewy's office in Paris (Loewy was a famous American industrial designer, did the Avanti)....
06-14-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,882
Posted By HistoryBuff

E-types with American V8s

I passed up on E-types when they were about $30K for one in average condition. Today is the first time I am getting back to seeing what they go for. I gather it's $60K on up. Now I am wondering,...
06-14-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By HistoryBuff

Lindner-Knocker car

This was a race car totally smashed but has since been rebuilt.
I was wondering if , in replacing alloy panels, it makes sense that the wrinkled panels were flattened out and recurved. My...
Forum: XKSS
06-14-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,678
Posted By HistoryBuff

D-type question: colin crabbe's discovery

Many years ago I met a rotund British gentleman named Colin Crabbe at Monterey who told me he went to Cuba and found a D-type Jag that had been smashed but other barn finders from America and Britain...
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