[E-Type] FW: New guy might have found his first e-type!

OK, I’ve talked to the wife, if I liquidate a few of my other cars, I’m
allow to jump into e-type land! (she’s great!)

I found a 66 2+2 automatic, runs, good mechanicals except needs brake
work, body had been stripped to bare metal, repaired and primered, but
that was a few years ago. Nevada car, so only light surface rust on the
primer. Owned by an older man who’s been in Jags for 40 years or so and
is getting out because of age. Cloth interior, needs redone. He says the
car is complete.

They’re asking $6k (usd). The no rust thing seems to be the biggest plus,
I can live with the 2+2 and the auto (the wife might actually drive it
then!)

I’ve done brake work on other cars, it doesn’t scare me, but are there any
serious caveats on these series 1 cars?

Thanks for the moral support!

Tim Wasson
Wichita KS
1984 VDP (enjoyed a nice drive back from lunch!)

Wasson, Tim wrote:

OK, I’ve talked to the wife, if I liquidate a few of my other cars, I’m
allow to jump into e-type land! (she’s great!)

I found a 66 2+2 automatic, runs, good mechanicals except needs brake
work, body had been stripped to bare metal, repaired and primered, but

Hi Tim,I am also rather new as an E-type owner and list member and realize now
that i haven’t introduce myself properly for witch i apologizes to the list but
anyway here i am . Years ago i decided that i wanted a '66 2+2 and started
looking in my own country and england and found one advertised in thoroughbred
and classiccar in the USA. The car was prized at $13.900 and advertised as " a
very fine example of serie’s 1 2+2" photo’s have been send over and indeed on
the pictures the car looked very fine. So i booked a flight via Toronto(had o
look at a few cars as well) to New York/Yersey. The car looked less than
aspected and immediately the price went down. At the end i decided that i could
live with the lesser quality of this car for a right price and it went below
$10.000. Having the car home in my own garage almost everything seem to be wrong
with it, totally clap out rearsuspencion,autobox not shifting properly, blown
head gasket(different sizes of pistons in the engine), front suspension mest up
and last after 4 years now the paint work, it looks like a fried chicken. Every
winter i take a part of the car to work on, and i am lucky i can do almost
everything myself, and during the summer month we enjoy the the car as much as
we can. On Jag meetings i have found being a bit ignored by the posh jag owners
being it a 2+2 or because it looks a bit poorly but i don’t give s**t about
that, my girlfriend and myself are very happy with the car and proud on it, the
2 dogs fits perfectly in the back and take them everywhere we’re going even to
England next year. Maybe the S1 or a 2+2 isn’t perfect but than what is ,i can
and wil live with it because i wanted this car. To me it’s a real E type in
every aspect.
Tim see as many cars as you can do your calculations and go for it.
May i wish everyone on the list good health and prosperity for the next year.!
Ron S1 2+2 Netherlands

Ron: Glad to have you aboard. Keep that sucker running and enjoy!
Regards, Bruce-----Original Message-----
From: R.van Driel [mailto:r.vandriel@amc.uva.nl]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 7:51 AM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [E-Type] FW: New guy might have found his first e-type!

Wasson, Tim wrote:

OK, I’ve talked to the wife, if I liquidate a few of my other cars, I’m
allow to jump into e-type land! (she’s great!)

I found a 66 2+2 automatic, runs, good mechanicals except needs brake
work, body had been stripped to bare metal, repaired and primered, but

Hi Tim,I am also rather new as an E-type owner and list member and realize
now
that i haven’t introduce myself properly for witch i apologizes to the list
but
anyway here i am . Years ago i decided that i wanted a '66 2+2 and started
looking in my own country and england and found one advertised in
thoroughbred
and classiccar in the USA. The car was prized at $13.900 and advertised as
" a
very fine example of serie’s 1 2+2" photo’s have been send over and indeed
on
the pictures the car looked very fine. So i booked a flight via Toronto(had
o
look at a few cars as well) to New York/Yersey. The car looked less than
aspected and immediately the price went down. At the end i decided that i
could
live with the lesser quality of this car for a right price and it went below
$10.000. Having the car home in my own garage almost everything seem to be
wrong
with it, totally clap out rearsuspencion,autobox not shifting properly,
blown
head gasket(different sizes of pistons in the engine), front suspension mest
up
and last after 4 years now the paint work, it looks like a fried chicken.
Every
winter i take a part of the car to work on, and i am lucky i can do almost
everything myself, and during the summer month we enjoy the the car as much
as
we can. On Jag meetings i have found being a bit ignored by the posh jag
owners
being it a 2+2 or because it looks a bit poorly but i don’t give s**t about
that, my girlfriend and myself are very happy with the car and proud on it,
the
2 dogs fits perfectly in the back and take them everywhere we’re going even
to
England next year. Maybe the S1 or a 2+2 isn’t perfect but than what is ,i
can
and wil live with it because i wanted this car. To me it’s a real E type in
every aspect.
Tim see as many cars as you can do your calculations and go for it.
May i wish everyone on the list good health and prosperity for the next
year.!
Ron S1 2+2 Netherlands

To me it’s a real E type in
every aspect.

Ron…I agree with you the 2+2 is as much a Jag as a 3.8
roadster. I have owned BOTH (currently have a 3.8 OTS); there-
fore, I can be objective. The 2+2 was built with same craftsman-
ship as my roadster; the 2+2 was quieter, did not leak as bad as
the soft top, had almost the same power,…all in all, the only real
difference is it is a coupe and is 9" longer. This, to me, does NOT
make it less of a XKE than a OTS. The real difference is the “looks” of the coupe compared to the “looks” of a OTS. I think
both look fantastic and are special;it would be like trying to decide
which one of your kids you love the most!!! Never be ashame
of owning a coupe. I have friends who earn close to $500,000
per year who PREFER the coupe!!! I feel both are beautiful cars
and are special in their own way…

Richard Greene
62 Jag XKE OTS
63 MB 190SL
83 Jag XJ6 VP
84 MB 300SD
88 MB 560SEL

that, my girlfriend and myself are very happy with the car
and proud on it, the
2 dogs fits perfectly in the back and take them everywhere
we’re going even to

	What type of dogs? I have two standard poodles, (they are

knuckle heads and so named my garage, Knuckleheads). They love riding in the
way back, even though they have to duck…

Well, on this list we like to see a car that gets driven. Congradulations!!
LLoyd

R.van Driel wrote:> ewe enjoy the the car as much as

we can. On Jag meetings i have found being a bit ignored by the posh jag owners
being it a 2+2 or because it looks a bit poorly but i don’t give s**t about
that, my girlfriend and myself are very happy with the car and proud on it, the
2 dogs fits perfectly in the back and take them everywhere we’re going even to
England next year. Maybe the S1 or a 2+2 isn’t perfect but than what is ,i can
and wil live with it because i wanted this car. To me it’s a real E type in
every aspect.

Dan.Dilts@cexp.com wrote:

            What type of dogs? I have two standard poodles, (they are

knuckle heads and so named my garage, Knuckleheads). They love riding in the
way back, even though they have to duck…

Hi Dan, you asked about my dogs, the are both smooth coated chow-chows, one
black and one red, the normal healthy ones which we take regularly along the
beach for a good run. the are both (also)from England so a bit of an Anglophile
don’t you think.