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by AH1951 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:45 am

Does anybody know if this car still exists in this configuration?
Just curious, as I think it was intended to act as a demonstration of their skills and that it would be returned to standard condition eventually.


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by johnw » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:40 am

I don't know for sure. One interesting point was that a couple of years ago, the owner posted some pictures on Facebook of the front wing. For those that don't know, the FF wing was originally made from two pressings joined horizontally. There was very minor spidering of surface rust below the clear coat coming from this joint. It was good of the owner to share that as it could be the sort of thing that might happen to other FFs. Something you wouldn't notice under paint. So worth paying attention to that seam.

I think the colour scheme, silver [bare metal colour in this case] with regal red roof panel, is a nice play on the regal red/silver roof that many early Vingale and West Brom FFs were done in. It is especially interesting when you think back to the original Jensen plans to make the roof bare metal - stainless in this case, on the FFs. I have often mused about getting a roof done in stainless, and wonder why it has not been done already on an FF.
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by Steve Payne » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:08 pm

I am sure I saw it last year at Hightone Restorations near Bicester.

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by Grant » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:01 pm

It's being put back to Standard now AdrianImage
Gregg originally from Baverez is working on it in his new place he runs.. I often speak with him but I don't really know the name of the place.. Maybe the name is as Steve say's :wink:
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by Steve Payne » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:10 pm

If it is Gregg Alvarez yes it is Hightone Restorations.

They have some amazing projects on the go and the standard of work seems amazing from some of the finished cars I have seen.

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by Grant » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:31 pm

Steve Payne wrote:If it is Gregg Alvarez yes it is Hightone Restorations.

Image.. Yes it is Steve.. he used to be involved with the Interceptor S's.. Lovely Chap :wink:
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by AH1951 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:35 pm

Interesting, Grant, Steve, thanks.
They have a C-V8 Mk III for sale which they restored a few years ago and I put two pictures in the For Sale section.
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by MikeWilliams » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:12 am

johnw wrote:For those that don't know, the FF wing was originally made from two pressings joined horizontally.


That's interesting. I know little about FFs but Interceptor wings were made in one piece. JP&S had replacement wings made in two pieces as you describe, probably as the original tooling was lost or damaged. I believe the latest Robey Interceptor wings are one piece again. Did FF wings follow the same course, or maybe numbers e so low that JP&S never made new wings?

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by Grant » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:25 am

MikeWilliams wrote:That's interesting. I know little about FFs but Interceptor wings were made in one piece. JP&S had replacement wings made in two pieces as you describe, probably as the original tooling was lost or damaged. I believe the latest Robey Interceptor wings are one piece again. Did FF wings follow the same course, or maybe numbers e so low that JP&S never made new wings?Mike
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by MikeWilliams » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:29 pm

Thanks Grant. Memory can't be as good as I thought it was!
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by currywurstcarpaccio » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:53 pm

Is it the same car?

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by Grant » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:56 pm

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by Steve Payne » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:02 pm

Looks like those pictures were taken at the Bicester Heritage centre.

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by cannonball » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:08 pm

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