20180223 Web Report


Jaguar 420 Dashboard

Vauxhall Manuals

an email from John-Peter Smit …


Friends, I am cleaning house and have “discovered” some Vauxhall Manuals.

These are free to a good home – though wouldn’t say no to a dollar or two if shipping is involved.

They are:

  • F Series Vauxhall Victor – Series 2 Owners Handbook
  • Vauxhall Viva HA – Pearson’s car servicing series
  • Vauxhall Velox & Cresta – Owner’s Handbook
  • Vauxhall FB series Maintenance Manual (GM publication)

I am located in Toronto if that is relevant.

Snap-on Shoes

20180223-snap on shoes

Too nice for real work, but perfect for the poser-mechanic?
Snap-on work trainers size (UK) 11 … sold for £85 in London, UK
Another pair in size 12 are available : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401496671287

One-off Hatchback


This 1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0 Hatchback Coupe failed to make the £14,000 reserve at auction in Coventry, UK this week. In Kingfisher Blue with a Doeskin Leather interior, it’s the unique product of the mind of a homologation manager for Jaguar.

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Online Jigsaw Puzzle

Affordable Classics at Bicester puzzles from my site Grey Brits … Enjoy!

preview72 piece1955 Morris Oxford preview72 piece1956 Austin A90 preview72 piece1964 Ford Zodiac

Finds and For Sale

This is gathered, primarily, from our Facebook site
Submissions are accepted, but preferably on a sale site I can link to.


Stuff for Sale
What we found recently … 1965 Jaguar 3.8S, 1976 Jaguar XJ12C, 1970 Austin America Tow Truck, 1957 Ford Squire, 1964 Humber “Spectre”, 1978 Jaguar XJS resto-mod



The 1957 Austin range