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by Mark1Stu » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:53 pm

When I joined the JOC prior to buying my first Interceptor, Alan and Jean Smith's Royal Blue coloured Mk111 Interceptor registration number RRW347M was THE car - not least because it was used extensively during Alan's period as JOC Chairman. I remember Alan and Jean allowing me to drive it briefly at a classic car parade (on the grass next to the runway at Kemble Airfield) - 'spin the wheels to please the crowds' said Alan. As you can imagine, the experience and Alan and Jean's generosity is a lasting memory.

Fast forward a decade and more later, I became the custodian of RRW347M, utilising part of my early retirement lump sum to buy it and entrust Colin Holley of CH Autos to carry out a full body restoration in the same vein as the success he achieved with my other Jensens.

So, with RRW's panel work now complete and heading for paint soon, I thought I'd post a few pictures of it in its pomp and it's restoration journey.

Looking forward to seeing it return to the road sometime in 2019.
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by Martin R » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:56 pm

Fantastic to see these pics so long after I last saw the great car!
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by Mark1Stu » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:26 pm

I managed to deliver a new windscreen, without damage, to CH Autos yesterday.

Below are a few pictures of my car in its fresh new paint. I do believe I'm starting to get a tad excited!
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by David Devine » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:32 pm

Looks great Stuart was it ever that colour before?

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by Mark1Stu » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:17 pm

Thanks Dave. The original colour was Yellow, but I always wanted a Mk111 the colour it is now.
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by colin7673 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:33 am

Looking good stu, yellow is a great colour.. it going to be good to see the car around again
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by Mark1Stu » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:47 pm

Thanks Colin.
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by Mark1Stu » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:14 am

Off today to reunite the car with most of its refurbished interior and take some more pictures. Beginning to feel like I own the car....even though I haven't paid Colin Holley yet!!
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by colin7673 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:15 am

Nice touch on the new number plates Stu.
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by Mark1Stu » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:35 am

Thanks Colin. Couple of pics of the car taken yesterday.
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by DPP » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:51 am

Looking good Stu, must agree that is a great colour.
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by Helen » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:32 am

I'm so glad this car is going to be back on the road after so long (even if it's a completely different colour). It was such an important feature in the JOC when Alan was Chairman and I look forward to seeing it at next year's International in Wiltshire.
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by Martin R » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:37 am

What a transformation - I do hope you're going to use like Alan and Jean did :D 8)
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by Mark1Stu » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:02 pm

Thanks guys (and gal!). Looking forward to driving it soon......but Alan's annual mileage figure won't be equalled, let alone beaten, that's for sure!!
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by VFK44 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:37 pm

In its glory, image created by Keith Anderson I believe.

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