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1967 Jaguar XKE FHC

Classic Showcase is currently in the process of restoring a 1967 Jaguar XKE FHC to a very high level Show-Driver for a collector. This classic is undergoing a comprehensive restoration to be shown in champion Jaguar Concourses. This Jaguar is being upgraded with a 5 speed transmission but Classic Showcase is also restoring its original 4 speed transmission to go in the car. An aluminum radiator with an auxiliary fan as well as 6 inch wheels for driving and 5 inch wheels for showing will also part of the collector’s upgrades. Completion of this fabulous E-type is days away. We will update the driving and handling and collectors opinion in the following newsletter.

Restoration Photos

 

1948 Ford Woddie Convertible Sportsman

While restoring classic European automobiles, Classic Showcase is currently performing a very high level restoration to show-driver on this 1948 Ford Woodie Sportsman Convertible for another collector. This classic is in superb original condition with only two owners since new. This will be the first restoration for this timeless automobile. Classic Showcase is using the original colors and equipment to restore this classic.

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Event Highlights

The San Diego Jaguar Club recently held its annual Concours d' Elegance at Spanish Landing in San Diego Bay. Here are a few photos for your review. The Concours was well attended with more than fifty cars in showing. Tom Krefetz won 2 First Place Champion Awards and Garrett Boutman took home first place for his SS100.

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The 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links® at the fabulous Pebble Beach resort, hosted 175 vintage vehicles and thousands of spectators Sunday, August 20, 2006, at the 56th Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. The Concours competition, which included judging in 25 classes, culminated when a 1931 Daimler owned by Robert M. Lee from Reno, Nevada was named “Best of Show.”

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*Gooding sold $21,168,400.00 of cars with a sale rate of 79% .

*Information from Sports Car Market

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"A celebration of Italian style," Concorso Italiano covers all aspects of Italian lifestyle, such as music, cuisine, fashion, tourism, and cars. We can’t forget about the cars! Concorso has celebrated Italian automobiles and style at Bayonet Black Horse Golf Course since moving from Quail Lodge in 2003. This spectacular event was well attended and enjoyed by car enthusiasts from all over the world.

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The Portola Plaza Hotel is located at Fisherman’s Wharf in beautiful, scenic downtown Monterey, California. Fisherman’s Wharf has wonderful restaurants, shops, fishing, and fishing tour boats. Also, just minutes away is the wonderful Monterey Aquarium. While in Monterey, you should enjoy the seals as they swim and bath on the rocks along the shore.


*RM Auctions sold $42,862,850.00 and 91% in sales.

*Information from Sports Car Market


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*Christie’s Auction sold $9,613,538.00 and 68% in sales.

*Information from Sports Car Market

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Dear Tom,
           
What’s the difference between a Jaguar XK 120, 140, and 150 Roadster?

Jordan McDonald, La Jolla, CA

Well Jordan, this is a great question……..I hope you have a few minutes for me to answer this. The difference between a Jaguar XK 120, 140, and 150 Roadster is first seen in the appearance of these great classics. The XK 120 Roadster has very sleek lines and smaller features than compared to the 140 and 150, which get larger and larger. The 120 has the appearance essentially as early steal-bodied XK 120’s except for the larger windscreen side pillar grommets and removable windscreen. Wire wheels were not offered during the early years of the XK 120 production (September 1948-April 1950). Drum brakes were used. The maximum speed of the XK 120 Roadster was 120 mph.
            The 140 had many distinguishing features in comparison to the others with an eight bar cast alloy bonnet grill, bumpers were now full width front with over-riders, direction indicators in lower front wings, detachable windscreen assembly, side-screens, and the cockpit was roomier due to the engine being moved forward. The rack and pinion steering replaced the re-circulating ball and the telescopic dampers replaced the lever-arm on the rear axel of the XK 120. Wire wheels were offered with a “Special Equipment Package” and a ‘C’ head was an additional option. This XK 140 model was produced from October 1954 to February 1957. The maximum speed of the XK 140 Roadster was approximately 130 mph.
            The 150 Roadster had a wide, thin-slatted bonnet grill with depression in the bumper underneath and the wing-line front to rear was higher. The XK 150 Roadster had non-detachable full-width windscreen, wind-up windows in chrome surrounding, exterior door handles, and a wider cockpit due to thinner doors. Overdrive or automatic gearbox was optional although ‘S’ models were all overdrive. This model Jaguar was produced from March 1958 to October 1960.The maximum speed of the XK 150 Roadster was 136 mph.

All of these classic Jaguar models are very desirable and a great investment  automobile if well taken care of and kept in it’s original or restored original condition.

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Dates Event Description
October 1

San Diego British Car Day

The San Diego British Car Club Council brings you the “27th Annual San Diego British Car Day.” SDBC seeks to foster camaraderie among Southern California British car enthusiasts. This is an “owners’ car show.” You will see everyday drivers, concours quality cars, and “beaters!” Please plan to drive your British car!

Contact: 760-746-1458
Location: Fairbanks Farms
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October 7

Inland Empire Jaguar Club Wine Country Concours

note : this is a two concours weekend in Southern California, with Inland JC on saturday, followed by the Los Angeles Concours on sunday, just a short drive away.

Contact: Inland Empire Jaguar Club | Russell Beard
Location: Idyllwild, CA

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October 8

South Coast Batanical Gardens , Rancho Palos Verdes

note : this is a two concours weekend in Southern California, with Inland JC on saturday, followed by the Los Angeles Concours on sunday, just a short drive away.

Contact: LA Jaguar Owners Club | George Lassus
Location: Idyllwild, CA

Dates Event Description
October 21

Jaguar Club of Southern Arizona - Concours d'Elegance

34th Annual Concours d'Elegance
All classes, located in upscale shopping site, StPhillps Plaza.

Windmill Inn located at Concours site, free parking for car trailers.

Contact: Mel Eisenberg
Location: St Phillips Plaza , Tucson, AZ

Dates Event Description
November 19

Jaguar Club of Southern Arizona - Slalom

Timed Slalom Event

Contact: Chuck Zimmerman Tel: 520-531-9051 Fax : 520-296-8371
Location: Tucson Raceway Park , Tucson, AZ

Dates Event Description
Oct. 5

Bonhams Auction

An Important Sale of Fine Automobilia and Toys. The Joseph and Barbara Korosa Collection.

Location: The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 5 Oct 2006

Dates Event Description
Oct. 5-8

Hershey Auction - 6th Annual Antique & Classic Automobile Auction

One of the World’s Largest Auctions in conjunction with the Great Hershey Meet. A Richie Clyne & Don Williams “The Auction” Promotor. Consign Today. This auction will be SOLD OUT! Held on the Hershey Show and Swap Meet grounds. To benefit the new AACA Vintage Car Museum. Call Don Williams at 925.736.3444. Richie Clyne or Rob Williams at 702.794.3174. Nearly $10 million sold last year with an 82% sales rate.

Wednesday - Preview from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday - Auction starts at 5:00pm
Friday - Auction starts at 5:00pm
Saturday - Auction starts at 2:00pm

Location: Giant Center at Hershey Park, Hershey, PA

Dates Event Description
Oct. 6-7

Santiago Auction - New Mexico Classic

Dates Event Description
Oct. 7

Silver Auctions - Portland Auction

Portland is the perfect city in the Pacific Northwest for an early spring and mid-fall collector car auction. The early warming in the spring and the lingering late fall moderation makes Portland and its spacious Expo Center the place to begin and end Silver's most noted specialty car events in the Pacific Northwest. The key to the Portland sale is Silver's shaping of the mix of cars offered at the auction.

Location: Portland, OR

Dates Event Description
Oct. 7

The Sportscar Auction Geneva

For further information please contact:
Telephone +41 (0)31 812 1373
www.sportscarauction.ch

Location: Toffen Switzerland

Dates Event Description
Oct. 17-18

H&H Auction

Automobilia sale 12pm on 17th
Viewing from 10am on 17th

Car Sale 1pm on 18th
Viewing 2pm to 7pm on 17th
and from 10am on 18th

Location: Kempton Race Course

Dates Event Description
Oct. 20-21

Branson Auction

Dates Event Description
Oct. 20-22

RM Classic Cars - Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction

Sale dates: October 20 - 22, 2006
Preview dates: October 20 - 22, 2006

Experience the excitement of Canada's biggest and best Classic Car Auction. This three-day event showcases approximately 400-500 fabulous classics and an outstanding assortment of nostalgia and automotive memorabilia.

Location: International Centre 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Dates Event Description
Oct. 20-22

Concours D'Elegance Las Vegas

www.lasvegasconcours.com

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Dates Event Description
Oct. 21

Gooding & Co. - The Otis Chandler Auction

The sale of the Otis Chandler Collection, one of the largest private automobile, motorcycle and automotive memorabilia collections to be offered for sale, could bring as much as$25 million at the October 21st auction to be conducted by Gooding & Company. Press Release

The auction will be Saturday, October 21, following a charity benefit reception the previous night, both of which will be heldat Chandler’s Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife in Oxnard here which houses the collection.  In addition, the museum will be open to the public for the last time September 25-30 (it had been open five or six days per year, as well as by appointment)

Location: Chandler’s Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife in Oxnard

Dates Event Description
Oct. 23-24

Barons Auction - Classic Collectors & Historic Cars

Monday Viewing 3 to 7-30pm
Tuesday 9am-Auction 1-30pm

Location: Esher Hall, Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey

Dates Event Description
Oct. 27

Kruse Int'l - Atlanta 2006

Location: The Cobb Galleria Centre

Dates Event Description
Nov. 2-5

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary with the cars of Indiana - Hilton Head Island 2006

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC

Dates Event Description
Nov. 20-21

Keith McCormick Auction

Car Show: Nov 18-19
Auction: Nov 20-21

Now in its 19th year, McCormick's Exotic Car Auctions has hosted 32 auction events in Palm Springs, California, attracting more than 160,000 car collectors and enthusiasts and auctioning more than 12,000 exotic, classic, sports, and special interest vehicles. Auction #37 will be held November 20-21, 2004, where 350 cars will be auctioned for sale.

Dates Event Description
Dec. 1-3

Mecum Auctions - Fall K.C. Dream Classic

Location: BTC Exhibit Hall at the Business and Technology College (Formerly the KC Market Center) 1775 Universal Avenue ZIP: 64120 Kansas City, MO All Collector Cars

Dates Event Description
Jan. 19

RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
24th Street & Missouri, Phoenix, Arizona

   
Jan. 13-21

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions

Location: Westworld - 16601 N. Pima Rd, Scottdale, AZ 85260

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Winter 2006 Newsletter

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