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    Looks ain't everything

    Hi all, my name is Ian and a couple of years ago I lucked into my 1969 etype. It originally was in California, and came up to Canada in 1984, and stayed with that owner until I acquired it. However, little maintenance was done in those years, so anything rubber needs replacing, as does the clutch, and several other components. I'm gathering what parts I need, and at some point will take a deep breath and start the rebuild. Looking forward to reading posts and learning what I can, and sharing what I learn.
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    Ian - welcome to BCF. Looks ain't everything - for sure.

    You are a lucky man to have such a great looking car. That is the true classic of the 60s, I think. How'd you get interested in having one?

    Here's our Jaguar area when you're ready to post some questions.

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/....php?15-Jaguar

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    Re: Looks ain't everything

    Hello Ian

    Welcome to the forum.

    Great looking E Type.
    Is it on the road or a project in waiting?
    You need to check out the Jaguar section of the forum where you will get plenty of tips and advice for your E Type.
    The pub is an area of the forum where almost anything comes yp for discussion.

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    Welcome to the BCF, Ian! That car brings back some memories! This is a picture of the 67 Etype I owned in high school (no, I didn't have a rich daddy - I bought it myself). This is as it looks today - it is now owned by a man in Denver.

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    I have a different 67 Etype today - a Silver-Blue roadster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Ian - welcome to BCF. Looks ain't everything - for sure.

    You are a lucky man to have such a great looking car. That is the true classic of the 60s, I think. How'd you get interested in having one?

    Here's our Jaguar area when you're ready to post some questions.

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/....php?15-Jaguar

    Tom M.
    Hi Tom,
    I heard this great sound one day and just caught a glimpse of the car leaving our bay. Eventually, found out it belonged to my neighbor, and after chatting/discussing for about 5 years, he agreed to sell. So I'm the caretaker for now. It was repainted in a garage in the 80's, so I don't have to worry about scratches and dings, just drive it and enjoy. Thanks for the interest and the link! Ian

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    Ian: "just drive it and enjoy."

    That's the way it should be!
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    Re: Looks ain't everything

    Hi David,

    It's great looking from 20 feet! A repaint in the 80s was not the best, but that means I drive it a fair bit. Still a work in progress, as suspension bushings, motor mounts, (any thing rubber) needs replacing, so drive it gingerly for now. Thanks for the tip on where to find jag info. Ian

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    Thanks, Basil. I appreciate you administering the forum; I find forums are great sources of information, tips and fellow enthusiasts. I love the roadsters as well; there is always debate about which model has the nicer lines. My coupe at least has air (once I get it working, lol), so that will help on the hot days. Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastnf View Post
    Thanks, Basil. I appreciate you administering the forum; I find forums are great sources of information, tips and fellow enthusiasts. I love the roadsters as well; there is always debate about which model has the nicer lines. My coupe at least has air (once I get it working, lol), so that will help on the hot days. Ian
    Even though I currently own a roadster, I have always felt the coupe was the best looking by far.
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