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    Thanks for the add from So Cal.

    Hello fellow enthusiasts,

    Just popped in and time to say Hi from Southern California and say thanks for the add. I am a Jag guy. I have been driving "modern" Jaguars for 20 years and have owned just about every model including X-Type, S-Type, XF, XJ and F-Type. Currently I am driving a 2020 F-Type R Coupe. It has a mere 550hp and is a blast to drive.

    Two years ago, I bought my first "classic" Jaguar, a 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 OTS in Dark Blue with Red Interior. It spent the first 50 years in Vancouver, BC and has been in So Cal for the past 4 years. It was restored 30 years ago and in what I would term good condition but as I began driving it, lots of "things" started to go wrong which I fixed as they popped up. About 6 months ago, the clutch went out which requires an engine removal. So as long as the engine/trans/gearbox was out, we might as well do a complete front to back mechanical refresh including a new interior. I hope to have it by Thanksgiving. At times, I have thought it would have been easier to buy a fully restored car. However, this process has allowed me to drill down on the car and appreciate it more.

    Even my wife is starting to get the bug. She wants a classic car with "swoopy" fenders. We have looked at XK140s, Morgans and MG TFs all which according to her qualify as having "swoopy" fenders. We shall see where she lands.

    Thanks again,
    James

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    Re: Thanks for the add from So Cal.

    Welcome to BCF from anther Jag guy! (67 EType Roadster). Glad to have you aboard!
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