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Random # 61: Mk II Jaguar 3.8

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By the owner's own admission, this Mk II Jaguar is not concours.  However, that doesn't make it any less special or striking, as evidenced by the steady stream of compliments directed its way while UMPH fired off a few frames in North Hobart's Elizabeth Street restaurant precinct.

The car looks good, yet isn't too precious to use and is a pleasure to drive, says the owner.  He would, however, have preferred the car to have had power steering fitted, as wrangling it around is a bit of a work-out.


The engine is a blue-printed 3.8 litre with two, instead of three, SU carbies.  It was prepared locally be an ex-Lotus works mechanic with a motor sport background and Jaguar expertise.  The owner's very impressed with the work; he says it went way beyond the new rings and bearings that usually constitutes a Jag rebuild.  





U M P H

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Random # 60: Early Toyota Corona

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This is the true tale of a survivor and a testament to Toyota engineering.  This noble old Corona - spotted in Byron Bay, New South Wales - was in amazing but very original, un-restored condition.


The paint was faded, there was some minor rust and the interior was past its prime.  However, it was straight and clean, and started at the first turn of the key, before being driven off by its wavy-haired, cheese-cloth wearing female driver.  How very Byron!







U M P H

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All iPhone images.