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Drool Series I E-Type

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Isn't that the model with the Mercurochrome dispensers under the hood?
 

Marvin Gruber

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An worth every penny to get it to that level. GO Basil, I like the blue better

PS, might even get mine out and go for a drive

Marv
 
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Marvin Gruber said:
An worth every penny to get it to that level. GO Basil, I like the blue better

PS, might even get mine out and go for a drive

Marv

Seems like I've been working on it for half my life- oh wait...
 

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Note to restorers....

If you don't have a radio, you don't need an antenna.

At least install a radio delete plate, they're cheap.

Phil.
 

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Phil,
Note speakers on the side of the console? My guess is it has a modern hidden radio and all the rest of the gegaws.
 
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equiprx said:
Phil,
Note speakers on the side of the console? My guess is it has a modern hidden radio and all the rest of the gegaws.

The speakers in this case are integrated into the entire center console piece (the whole thing is one-piece). The thing I noticed that is not correct, aside from the lack of radio or blanking plate, is that the sides of the console where the speakers are is supposed to be black close-grained vinyl, not covered with vinyl of he interior color (in this case tan). It should be black:

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But worse than that, the seats appear to be vinyl (should be leather) and notice the "seam" at the center of the seat tops? That's definitely wrong. Also, the seat backs should be moquette, not vinyl. The wheel well area under the bonnet should not have undercoating and the spark plug wires are not routed correctly and they have the wrong spar plug ends - they should be horizontal type with the Champion Bow-tie logo. Also the head should not be gold on this car (although I painted my car's head gold as well). However, even with all these little non-concourse flaws, it is still a very nice restoration. I hope mine comes out this good!
 
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Drool, indeed, Basil. What a beauty.

I've watched the sales prices of these cars escalate into the stratosphere over the past ten years or so. At such prices ($115,000) it becomes somewhat risky to drive the darn things in daily traffic!

Wouldn't stop me, though! :yesnod:
 

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Basil, you've been doing your homework. The trick now is to get yours done without spending too much time on things that don't matter. (Like the Jaguar impressed seal on a wire, on each seatbelt floor loop. And my early car has no seatbelts.)

I figure at over $100K, it should be very correct. A local guy just sold a '61 outside latch car that was better than that one for a bit under $100K.

Phil.
 
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PhilW said:
Basil, you've been doing your homework. The trick now is to get yours done without spending too much time on things that don't matter. (Like the Jaguar impressed seal on a wire, on each seatbelt floor loop. And my early car has no seatbelts.)

I figure at over $100K, it should be very correct. A local guy just sold a '61 outside latch car that was better than that one for a bit under $100K.

Phil.

Luckily I started with a very good original example that I've owned for 30 years, and was a very low mileage car when I bought it. I am restoring if for me to enjoy, not to win a Concourse, but I'm still trying to stay reasonably original.
 
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