Want to own a fabulous E-type Jaguar, the sexiest and most loved sports car ever created? Can’t afford the tens and tens of thousands of pounds or dollars or euros to go and buy a renovated one, or have one professionally restored? Is it possible and practical to restore or work on one yourself at home, or will it all end in tears, and be an expensive, depressing mistake? This book can help bring the dream to reality.
This is the story of how one man completely restored his E-type Jaguar, transforming it from a complete wreck into a very lovely and usable example of the most iconic sports car of all time.
Drama teacher, Chris Rooke has had no engineering training but his uniquely candid approach to the subject is both instructive and fun. He freely admits his mistakes in these pages so that others can avoid them while giving masses of practical advice that could only be written by someone tackling the challenge for the first time. Copiously illustrated in colour throughout.
Complete DIY restoration of an E-type Jaguar
Perfect for those who carry out home servicing and repairs
Details the trials and tribulations of an inexperienced enthusiast
Simplifies and reaches the parts that the manuals don’t
Gain the specific knowledge necessary to work on an E-type
Anecdotes and mishaps, both amusing and encouraging
Brutally honest, very detailed, 360 pages, over 550 photos