Saturday, November 6, 2010

A New Cat in the Neighborhood

The gentleman from whom Richard Cunningham and I recently acquired this '72 Triumph Spitfire, contacted me about another car he has in his possession. It seems that he has a friend in Louisiana that has a 1968 Jaguar E-Type coupe that he would like to sell. It is reputed to be low mileage and in fine drivable condition. He invited Richard and I to drop by and have a look at it - maybe we would be interested?

Well, tatty Spitfires and shiny E-Types are horses of two very different colors. While I would like to bring a Jag home, the financial reality prohibits it. 

In any case, the gentleman looking after the car is more of a Detroit iron kind of guy, although he has made some interesting points about possibly keeping it himself. Richard and I will have a look and offer any advice or leads that we can. 

In the meantime, get in touch if you think you would like to adopt a kitten.

This just in- Richard and I had a look at the car and it appears to be a very solid vehicle. It has an older repaint on a very straight body. The car sat for about two years and needs a thorough clean up. The current caretaker is going to go through the fuel system and make sure that everything is clean and tight before he starts it up (we did not hear it run). It would be a nice driver for a future restoration. 

The odometer is showing 39K miles and there are receipts for work back to 1987 that show 37K miles then. 

He is looking for offers in the mid twenties.  

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