E-Type Projects – For Sale & Wanted!

E-Type Projects – WANTED!

We are always looking for good “core” body shells and bonnets, but can also find a GOOD home for your wrecked or rusty E-Type!  If your car needs TOTAL body restoration and you think it’s beyond what you are willing to get involved with, but you don’t want to see the car parted out – give us a call!

I would love to find your E-Type a good home and be a part of restoring it properly.  When I say that I will make sure it is restored and isn’t parted out, I mean it – and I have the references to prove it.

Call me anytime – Chuck  (443) 907-2287

E-Type Projects – FOR SALE!

We currently own several E-Type project cars that are available for purchase and restoration in our shop!

In our never-ending search for rebuildable E-Type bonnets and body shells, we run across alot of “parts cars” and abandoned projects that are deemed “too far gone” due to the condition of the monocoque.  But at Monocoque Metalworks, that’s NEVER true, and I often end up purchasing the cars in the hopes of finding them a good home.

Here I am last Fall in the northern tip of Michigan – having a ball rescuing another E-Type “parts car”…  There’s no such thing here – WE CAN FIX THEM ALL!!! – this one is being rebuilt as a high-performance driver and headed to Oklahoma!

We can take the car as far as you want to go! – We can offer the cars in several stages of completion – ranging from a restored shell and bonnet plus the pile of parts and a title, to a restored “roller” with the complete shell, bonnet, and restored suspension, etc.  OR – by partnering with a local E-Type restoration shop whose work we are proud to recommend, we can offer any of the cars below as a complete, turn-key E-Type, built to your exact specifications!

We can build the car to any specification you desire! – The cars listed below do not have to be restored into their original factory configuration.  For example, a Series 2 coupe can be seamlessly converted to a Series 1 tail and fitted with a restored Series 1 bonnet!  Interior components, seats, bumpers, engines, transmissions, brakes, and more can all be tailored to your specific ideas – the only limit is your imagination!  Take a look through our inventory and see if one of these cars if the right platform for YOUR E-Type

By combining our E-Type project car and parts inventory, our metalworking skills, and YOUR imagination, you can essentially call and have the E-Type of your dreams BUILT TO ORDER!

These are E-Type project cars that require FULL restoration.  They are all owned by Monocoque Metalworks outright, are located here at the shop, and have clear titles.

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Click HERE for a list of E-Type Project Cars we have sold in the past

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Multiple Series 1 E-Type Projects – FOR SALE!

Project Overview:

For the past several years, I have been collecting orphaned, wrecked, and incomplete E-Types and E-Type parts. In many cases, customers have called me offering COMPLETE E-Type projects, that they have disassembled and THROWN AWAY the body shell. In other cases, I purchased entire collections of E-Type parts from other shops and enthusiasts that also parted out cars 25 years ago (and also threw out the body shells…), but still have nearly ALL of the components from the cars themselves. In many cases, I also received the data plates and titles for these “incomplete” E-Types.

As a result, Monocoque Metalworks now owns several E-Type project cars that are “complete” – but missing their original body shells and bonnets…

Of course, we do also possess the machinery, skills, and knowledge to build NEW body shells and bonnets for these cars. And now that we are finally getting settled in to the new shop, we are ready to begin the process of building NEW body shells for these cars. The construction of the body shells and bonnets for these cars will begin later this year, and should be completed by the end of 2017.

So, after several years of working on this endeavor, I am finally ready to offer these E-Type projects for sale. The cars listed below are our current collection of E-Type project cars. These cars are being offered for sale as COMPLETE projects, with ALL NEW body shells built by Monocoque Metalworks, making them complete E-Types again. These are all REAL, ORIGINAL Jaguar E-Types – they all have an original E-Type chassis number – plus clear titles and paperwork, and will be supplied with all of the original parts necessary to build a complete, original Jaguar E-Type.

Here is an example of a "naked" E-Type that made its way to our shop. This is a complete 1965 Jaguar E-Type OTS (roadster), minus the body shell, engine frames, doors and bonnet. We purchased this as a complete collection, and will reunite these components with a NEW monocoque body shell built in our new expanded facility.

Here is an example of a “naked” E-Type that made its way to our shop. This is a complete 1965 Jaguar E-Type OTS (roadster), minus the body shell, engine frames, doors and bonnet. We purchased this as a complete collection, and will reunite these components with a NEW monocoque body shell built in our new expanded facility.

Imagine purchasing an E-Type project for restoration, and then INSTANTLY fast-forwarding to this point where the metalwork is completed! Well, this is your chance! We are essentially offering "Barn Fresh" E-Type projects - but with FACTORY FRESH body shells and bonnets!

Imagine purchasing an E-Type project for restoration, and then INSTANTLY fast-forwarding to this point where the metalwork is completed! Well, this is your chance! We are essentially offering “Barn Fresh” E-Type projects – but with FACTORY FRESH body shells and bonnets!

 

The List:

All of the cars offered below are owned outright by Monocoque Metalworks. Each of the cars listed below is an original Jaguar E-Type, with a legitimate and clear Chassis number. None of the cars being offered are currently listed on www.xkedata.com, or in any other listing – anywhere – except the original factory logs. These E-Types have been “out of circulation” for 30-40 years in most cases, and YOU will be the one to tell their story as you see fit.

This is the current collection of E-Type project cars owned by Monocoque Metalworks. As you can see, we are gearing up to resurrect quite a few E-Types!

This is the current collection of E-Type project cars owned by Monocoque Metalworks. As you can see, we are gearing up to resurrect quite a few E-Types!

MM-OTS-3.8-01 – 3.8-liter E-Type OTS (roadster). Black exterior – Black interior. Build date of June 1962.

MM-OTS-3.8-02 – 3.8-liter E-Type OTS (roadster). Opalescent Dark Green exterior – Black interior. Build date of August 1963.

MM-OTS-3.8-03SALE PENDING – 3.8-liter E-Type OTS (roadster). Signal Red exterior – Black interior. Build date of August 1963.

MM-OTS-3.8-04 – 3.8-liter E-Type OTS (roadster). Golden Sand exterior – Unknown interior. Build date of April 1964.

MM-FHC-3.8-05 – 3.8-liter E-Type FHC (coupe). Black exterior – Unknown interior. Build date of January 1962.

MM-FHC-3.8-06 – 3.8-liter E-Type FHC (coupe). Old English White exterior – Red interior. Build date of April 1962.

MM-OTS-4.2-07 – 4.2-liter E-Type OTS (roadster). Pale Primrose exterior – Unknown interior. Build date of November 1964.

MM-FHC-4.2-08 – 4.2-liter E-Type FHC (coupe). Signal Red exterior – Black interior. Build date of July 1966.

What is included?

In each case, the new owner will receive a complete E-Type moncocoque body shell – either new or completely restored – with restored doors and boot lid mounted and fitted. New engine frame rails will also be fitted, as will a restored original bonnet. These bodies with mounted doors, decklids, and bonnets will be delivered in 2 coats of 2-part epoxy primer, ready for final block sanding and paint. Built with pride by Monocoque Metalworks, the accuracy, strength, and attention to detail of these E-Type body shells will be second to none.

The new Monocoque Metalworks body shell and bonnet is the real beauty of these projects! Actually, these cars are an absolute dream come true, really – they are essentially “barn find” E-Types, with FACTORY FRESH body shells and bonnets!

Here is another example of a complete E-Type body shell and bonnet restored by Monocoque Metalworks. The cars we are offering here will all have NEW monocoque body shells with our integrated "hidden subframe", NEW engine frame rails, and expertly restored original E-Type bonnets, doors, and rear boot lids (OTS roadster) or hatch (FHC coupe).

Here is another example of a complete E-Type body shell and bonnet restored by Monocoque Metalworks. The cars we are offering here will all have NEW monocoque body shells with our integrated “hidden subframe”, NEW engine frame rails, and expertly restored original E-Type bonnets, doors, and rear boot lids (OTS roadster) or hatch (FHC coupe).

When purchasing one of these projects from Monocoque Metalworks, the new owners will receive:

1) A complete E-Type body with mounted frame rails and bonnet – in a sturdy cart that allows safe and easy transportation from Monocoque Metalworks to the paint and restoration facilities of your choice.
2) A clear title and identity for this E-Type – in most cases including the original data plate and “picture frame” or crossmember. These are REAL, original E-Types!
3) ALL original parts required to make this a “complete” E-Type – all suitable for restoration. All parts are original and the condition of components varies, but all are excellent, restorable original pieces.
4) Monocoque Metalworks Technical support – 24×7 – for life… – which always sounds like no big deal, but trust me, this is worth a GREAT deal!  When you are stuck on a Saturday afternoon 3 years from now, just call!

This is not a very "glorious" shot of the projects in their current state, but shows the mezzanine of the new shop, which we specifically built for the purpose of storing these parts. This shot shows about half of the mezzanine - 6 to 8 E-Types disassembled takes up ALOT of space! In the coming weeks and months, we will be setting up a new rack system on the other side of the new shop and beginning to divide this treasure into separate piles of parts - each representing one E-Type.

This is not a very “glorious” shot of the projects in their current state, but shows the mezzanine of the new shop, which we specifically built for the purpose of storing these parts. This shot shows about half of the mezzanine – 6 to 8 E-Types disassembled takes up ALOT of space! In the coming weeks and months, we will be setting up a new rack system on the other side of the new shop and beginning to divide this treasure into separate piles of parts – each representing one E-Type.

Finally, the projects can also be “tailored” to fit your personal vision!  We can supply all “correct” period pieces for that E-Type – OR – we can change components to suit your tastes – later, improved braking systems, synchronized gearboxes, etc…

Timeframe:

We are rapidly moving toward the final completion of our new facility, at which point we will be ready to begin manufacture of the new body shells for these E-Types. We have already purchased ALL of the required machinery to produce the final 20% of the E-Type’s panels that we do not currently offer – the larger panels, a few more complicated panels, and other panels in the upper sections of the shell that do not typically need replacement. We are currently in the process of setting up this new machinery in the new shop, and building the necessary E-Type specific tooling for that remaining 20% – I actually just took delivery of the new firewall tooling a few hours ago… A project of this scale is not something that happens quickly, though, so I expect the body shells for these projects to be ready for delivery in 18-24 months.

This is an example of a restored bonnet from Monocoque metalworks that will be included with your new body shell...

This is an example of a restored bonnet from Monocoque metalworks that will be included with your new body shell…

...viewed from the underside, I can assure you that the monocoque body shell and bonnet assemblies that are included with these projects are WELL beyond anything that can be purchased ANYWHERE else - in originality, strength, AND the quality of fit and finish! And of course, WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!!

…viewed from the underside, I can assure you that the monocoque body shell and bonnet assemblies that are included with these projects are WELL beyond anything that can be purchased ANYWHERE else – in originality, strength, AND the quality of fit and finish! And of course, WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!!

In the meantime, you may secure the E-Type project of your choice from the list above with a substantial deposit, at which point full ownership of the car’s identity, as well as full ownership of the collection of original parts (minus the body shell and bonnet) will transfer to you. You may continue to have these items stored at our facility until the body shell is ready for delivery, OR you may collect those components and begin restoration of them while the body shell and bonnet are being built by Monocoque Metalworks.

To Purchase:

If you would like to secure one of these projects, please write back or CALL – which really is best for discussing this. I would be happy to give you more details about the project as a whole, or more specific details on any of the E-Types listed above.

NOTE! – While there are currently 8 different E-Types available – and all of these E-Types will ultimately have new bodies built for them and be offered for sale – I MUST limit this initial offering to ANY two, but ONLY two of the E-Types listed above. I need to do this to ensure that we do not get in over our heads here and end up being unable to fulfill our commitments to this project as well as our other customers. Building a complete shell to the high standard that we demand here is very time consuming… Once the first few complete body shells are built, we should be able to reduce the time required to build each shell.

So, if you are interested in being a part of this project, it would probably be best to call me sooner rather than later. Also, of course the cars above will be sold on a “first come, first serve” basis, and so if a particular car suits you more than the others, that is another reason to call right away…

IMPORTANT! – These projects are ONLY being sold as complete E-Type projects. We are NOT selling individual components, nor are we selling identities or titles under any circumstances. Please do not ask.

Thank You!

I have been preparing for this endeavor for several years – both in sourcing and securing the cars and parts, AND in expanding our machinery and eventually moving the business to a larger facility. This really has been my “pet project” for a long time, and I’m looking forward to working with the new owners to rescue these long forgotten E-Types! – Chuck

This was the view from my desk last Summer - where I often looked out and dreamed that these "picture frame" chassis members of long-forgotten 3.8 E-Type roadsters would someday be built back up into complete, road-going cars. If you think that one of them belongs in YOUR garage - give me a call!

This was the view from my desk last Summer – where I often looked out and dreamed that these “picture frame” chassis members of long-forgotten 3.8 E-Type roadsters would someday be built back up into complete, road-going cars. If you think that one of them belongs in YOUR garage – give me a call!

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Click HERE for a list of E-Type Project Cars we have sold in the past

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Even MORE Projects  – AVAILABLE!

We have more stuff than what is listed – it seems like there are E-Type parts all over the place!  And, good project cars like those above coming and going all the time – give us a ring if you don’t see what you are looking for and we might have something that will work!

The E-Types we have available are “rough” in alot of people’s eyes, but they just don’t have our imagination, experience, and most importantly – our ability to rebuild ANY monocoque body shell – which is what kills most E-Types.   I have trained my eyes over the past 25 years to “see” the car differently than most – for example, I don’t even look at the lower 12 inches of the car – I know it is all getting replaced anyway!

We are literally bursting at the seams with E-Type cars and parts! Most of our project cars are shown without bonnets, but believe me, we have them! Any of the project cars above can be fitted with any type of bonnet you desire – Series 1 or 2 – built from original panels that are properly restored. This shot shows most of the center sections we have currently, but all of the inner valances, wings, and lower valances were packed onto pallets and taken over to the warehouse. And we have plenty of parts too – engines, transmissions, chrome, seats – you name it!  Whatever vision you have for YOUR E-Type, we can make it happen!

Instead, I look for things like completeness, engines that run or at least turn freely, condition of the non-body components, straight roofs, etc.  I stand by my “mantra” that the ONLY way to get a “good” E-Type is to build it yourself, and I tell people all the time – “If you’re going to buy one, either spend $20,000 or $100,000 – anything in between is going to be junk that you end up tearing down to the point of something you could have bought for $20,000 in the first place…”

There are alot of people out there that buy and sell E-Types, part them out, etc. because they know it is one way to make a quick dollar on a previous owner whose health is failing, has hit hard times, or just doesn’t know what their car is worth.  It has been going on for decades and it drives me crazy to see 50 “E-Type Wanted in any condition” ads in the back of Hemmings every month…

That’s not what we are about here – we don’t buy and sell E-Types – we BUILD them.  I rescue these cars and offer them to see them survive instead of being parted out, and truth be told, also because I’d have 100 E-Types probably if I could!  So instead, I indulge my addiction by building great E-Types for other people!

When you purchase one of our projects, we’re ALL in it together.  I’ll be building your shell and bonnet myself, and overseeing the rest of the restoration like it is my own car.  If you choose to just take the car as a project with a new shell, you get “tech support” for life – ask any question, and if I don’t know the answer, I know who does.  In addition, we stay in touch with the previous owner, and keep them up to date on the status of the restoration, which they can follow along with through our blog.

That being said…

E-Type Projects – WANTED!

We are always looking for good “core” body shells and bonnets, but can also find a GOOD home for your wrecked or rusty E-Type!  If your car needs TOTAL body restoration and you think it’s beyond what you are willing to get involved with, but you don’t want to see the car parted out – give us a call!

I would love to find your E-Type a good home and be a part of restoring it properly.  When I say that I will make sure it is restored and isn’t parted out, I mean it – and I have the references to prove it.

Call me anytime – Chuck  (443) 907-2287