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A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 2019

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:53 pm
by Mark1Stu
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.

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:56 pm
by Martin R
Fantastic to see these pics so long after I last saw the great car!

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:26 pm
by Mark1Stu
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!

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:32 pm
by David Devine
Looks great Stuart was it ever that colour before?

Dave

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:17 pm
by Mark1Stu
Thanks Dave. The original colour was Yellow, but I always wanted a Mk111 the colour it is now.

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:33 am
by colin7673
Looking good stu, yellow is a great colour.. it going to be good to see the car around again

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:47 pm
by Mark1Stu
Thanks Colin.

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:14 am
by Mark1Stu
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!!

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:15 am
by colin7673
Nice touch on the new number plates Stu.

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:35 am
by Mark1Stu
Thanks Colin. Couple of pics of the car taken yesterday.

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:51 am
by DPP
Looking good Stu, must agree that is a great colour.

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:32 am
by Helen
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.

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:37 am
by Martin R
What a transformation - I do hope you're going to use like Alan and Jean did :D 8)

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:02 pm
by Mark1Stu
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!!

Re: A well known Interceptor heading back to the road in 201

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:37 pm
by VFK44
In its glory, image created by Keith Anderson I believe.

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