Since our last newsletter, Classic Showcase has been actively selling, restoring, and servicing classic cars in a safe environment. During the 2020 pandemic, our customers have been living their dreams by fulfilling items on their bucket lists by acquiring their longtime dream cars, and we have been happy to oblige. In addition, those that simply enjoy driving their classics regularly have also used this time to service their cars to ensure they are in proper operation. Whether it’s making a show car dream come true, or simply improving your special car, Classic Showcase has continued to be the worldwide car collector’s resource.
Another happy couple driving away for the first time in their newly acquired Show-Level E-Type Roadster from Classic Showcase! This beautiful Jaguar Dark Blue XKE with Tan leather interior with matching blue cloth top and boot is a stunning example of a Series 1 OTS that was restored by our Team. This Southern California couple has an impressive collection of diverse classics in their stable, but always wanted an early E-Type and spent a great deal of time searching and sourcing and finally found us. They are scheduling next year to contract with us to build and create a Jaguar C-Type of their dreams. We are very excited and looking forward to this build!
In the search for a different, fun classic Jaguar for rallying, touring and highway driving, this couple that has a great collection of classic sports cars wanted something different. LT1 was the perfect choice. The couple plans to drive it in future rallies and enjoy it on the highway where they can fully enjoy the openness that this Roadster provides. This XK-120 has a full alloy body with bucket seats, and is powered by a Jaguar C-Type engine with sandcast Carbs and a 4-speed manual Transmission. The color combination is a great pairing of BRG with a Suede Green interior and fitted with a 4-spoke Steering Wheel. This is a very high-end build of a very rare and special Jaguar.
This Southern California XKE owner had purchased a used XKE from a private party, and commissioned to us to perform a written inspection and evaluation of the vehicle. We performed these services, and also had us take care of some minor issues for safety and dependability. He was extremely impressed with our shop, techniques, and knowledge, and was satisfied with the work that was performed on his Roadster.
A dream came true for this couple from Texas, who purchased and then commissioned us to restore a numbers-matching Red-Black 1965 E-Type. They wanted to take it to a show-car level to campaign at regional JCNA-sanctioned concours events. Our Team exceeded their expectations on this build, and they are extremely pleased to add this to their already impressive collection of cars. Being a true car collector, their stable consists of American classics such as Shelbys, Mustangs, GT40, Corvette, and now an E-Type roadster to compliment his red XKE Coupe. The owner plans to campaign his new XKE Roadster in many shows in 2021. Stay tuned for more updates on his accomplishments!
A Canadian resident was seeking a different kind of E-Type. He was interested in a non-stock example that had a unique look, providing performance with the added comfort of air conditioning. When he found our recently restored 1968 Series 1.5 FHC, it seemed to be the car that he envisioned, but didn’t know existed. This special build has a great deal of modifications that give the car a great look, as well as increased performance and handling. The Series 1.5 XKE is a very unique and understated model, because it incorporates the body styling and bumpers of a Series 1 model, but has the open headlight configuration that you see in the Series 2 and 3 models of cars. To give it a great look which everyone likes, we purchased a covered headlight kit and installed it, creating a sleek and unique look. This example is to be used mostly for their driving pleasure, but it’s ready to compete in shows if he so chooses!