Jim58

Jim58

I am a long time British (and American Muscle) car lover.
I have lived on both coats and a little in the middle of America but basically call the San Francisco Bay area “home”. At 73 I find myself a widower of a bit over three years after a long very happy marriage to woman who was kind enough to put up with most of my bad habits, at least the car ones anyway.
I have had a long string of different cars and trucks, some for work and some for play and a couple for track duty. Along with the too many to count daily drivers and work pickups I have enjoyed the following “no reason” cars, A '57 Chevy BelAir 2 door hardtop. A '55 Chevy BelAir convertible, a Morgan I don’t really count as it came and went quickly, three MGA’s over a long stretch of time, a Lotus 7 Clone WCM S2K for almost a decade, the '58 Jaguar XK150FHC I have owned for 45 years but have had stored for over 35 of those, a 1967 RS/SS factory hot rod that I drove as a weekend backroad racer and occasional fun trip car before storing it for decades also.
I’m in the latter stages of “remaking” the '67 Camaro into a Restomod where really all I retained was the exterior sheetmetal. Tube chassis and all aluminum LS3/TR6060 driving a narrowed Curries 9" rear with all the usual suspension/brake/wheel/cage/sound/interior upgrades.
The Jaguar is up next for its turn on the rotisserie!
Never fear, the Jag will be a restoration, not a restomod, with a possible transmission and brake upgrade but otherwise back to the original factory colors and interior. I used to love taking friends for rides in the Jaguar and I would tune in the BBC radio news on the short wave band on the radio and have them go “what the H— is that”? Small joys for small minds ;-)!
I’m priming myself for getting back into the world of classic British Car Restoration as soon as I can finish the Camaro. I’m always looking two or three cars ahead and as long as Lotus Elans don’t get too hard to find or too out of reach that’s in the future cards. A heavy sports car and a light one LOL.