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66 fhc
01-05-2002, 06:04 PM
Hello from sunny San Diego. Just came across this forum and it looks like a lot of fun. I'm in the latter stages of a 1 year renovation that started 3 years ago, most of you will know what I mean, of my 66 E type fhc. Its been back on the road for about 3or 4 months now. My next door neighbor ,Harley, bought it new when I was 12 and I spent many hours in his driveway behind the wheel pretending or rolling around in the back,his daughter always got shotgun. She drove it for about 25 years befor deciding to sell. As luck would have it I happened to talk to her mother and she mentioned this. I told her " Don't worry it's sold". I trailered it back down here a week later and have been having a blast ever since.
My very first car was a 59 Hillman Mimx as someone else mentioned was theirs. It got so bad that I donated it to my high school auto shop . They sold swings with a sledge hammer , 10 cents each, as a fund raiser . I've also owned a mk1 spitfire and a 61 sprite.
Well thanks for reading this . I'm not a pro at jags but I'm happy to put in my two cents worth where it might help.
Scott 66fhc

Jagdreamer
01-05-2002, 09:15 PM
Welcome to the forum Scott! Great to have another Jag guy. I'm only a "dreamer" right now who hopes some day to afford an EType (Probably Series I). Right now I have a Spitfire. Not knocking Spitfires mind you, great little cars, but boy do I lust after a EType! In the meantime, I love talking about them and learning from other who are lucky enough to own one.

Welcome again. Post pictures!
JD graemlins/cheers.gif

PS: That's a great story about buying that car that your neighbor drove for all those years!

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Steve
01-06-2002, 10:27 PM
Welcome, Scott. I too am waiting for my Jag here, although I used to own one in the UK. They were so much cheaper there you would not believe.

66 fhc
01-06-2002, 11:03 PM
Thanks J.D. and Steve. I'm certainly not trying to rub it in but I just got back from a great ride in the back hills behind San Diego, lovely old Oaks and great windy roads. It's pretty cool when someone in a Prowler is trying to catch up with you to check out your car.

66 fhc
01-06-2002, 11:12 PM
I have some photos in my computer but I'm not sure how to get them on the forum. I'm not very cyber savey But I'll give it a shot if someone can explain it to me .

laydent
01-10-2002, 06:47 PM
So I'm not the only dreamer out here!!
I have had 2 jags. A '64 OTS and a '67 2+2 as my last car.
The '64 I sold while in the navy years ago....couldn't afford the payment and up keep for two cars while maintaining insurance on a sailor's pay.
But the '67 .... mhmmhhmmm. that was sweet. Sold it last November for a ton of cash.
I ended up paying cash for a 2001 Z3 by BMW. Still miss the Jags though. Wifey is putting up a little fuss for me to start over on another -- the new dream equals a '70-71 OTS 4.2 liter job. they are around but until wifey lets up on the check book.....I do the dream thing.
https://www.z3world.com/profile.php?id=3418

Later.

66 fhc
01-11-2002, 12:32 AM
Speaking of BMW Z's I saw a Z8 today. What a monster. I'm curious what you got for your 2+2 if you don't mind my asking. They don't seem to bring much on E bay from what I've seen.

superpaws
01-12-2002, 05:59 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by 66 fhc:
Hello from sunny San Diego. Just came across this forum and it looks like a lot of fun. I'm in the latter stages of a 1 year renovation that started 3 years ago, most of you will know what I mean, of my 66 E type fhc. Its been back on the road for about 3or 4 months now. My next door neighbor ,Harley, bought it new when I was 12 and I spent many hours in his driveway behind the wheel pretending or rolling around in the back,his daughter always got shotgun. She drove it for about 25 years befor deciding to sell. As luck would have it I happened to talk to her mother and she mentioned this. I told her " Don't worry it's sold". I trailered it back down here a week later and have been having a blast ever since.
My very first car was a 59 Hillman Mimx as someone else mentioned was theirs. It got so bad that I donated it to my high school auto shop . They sold swings with a sledge hammer , 10 cents each, as a fund raiser . I've also owned a mk1 spitfire and a 61 sprite.
Well thanks for reading this . I'm not a pro at jags but I'm happy to put in my two cents worth where it might help.
Scott 66fhc<hr></blockquote>

Basil
01-12-2002, 03:12 PM
Hey superpaws! Welcome to the forum. It looks like you were going to reply to Scotts post, but didn't say anything. What's the matter "cat got your tounge?" images/icons/tongue.gif

Welcome aboard,
Basil graemlins/cheers.gif

laydent
01-13-2002, 06:03 PM
images/icons/wink.gif I don't or wouldn't want to say to loudly...lets just say it was upper 20's. Here is a link to what I had. These are the pics that I had posted on ebay. graemlins/patriot.gif https://nav.to/laydent

Charles #677556
01-19-2002, 08:52 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by 66 fhc:
[QB]Hello from sunny San Diego. Just came across this forum and it looks like a lot of fun. I'm in the latter stages of a 1 year renovation that started 3 years ago, most of you will know what I mean, of my 66 E type fhc.

I know the "feeling" well of you being in yout third year of a one year restoration.. I still at the beginning stages of a three year restoration that I started back in 1975!! I've missed a lot of driving time in my '53 XK 120 DHC.. But I keep "plugging along"..
BTW, great story about buying your "toy" you "played with" when you were twelve..
Charles #677556.