Archive for November 8th, 2017

Navigating The Jaguar MK2 Project Site

Site Organization and Navigation The site for the Jaguar MK2 restoration is divided into three parts: Disassembly, Restoration and Fitting, and Reassembly. The first 53 entries to my MK2 Project Site address the “deconstruction” of my 1964 MK2 for a complete restoration. The 53 entries are chronological in nature, that is, they begin in January […]


The Bugeye – 1959 AN5

My name is John Rose and I am the current owner of AN5L11257, engine number 9CUH10910, a 1959 Austin Healey Sprite, popularly known as a “Bugeye” in the States or “Frogeye” if you are from across the pond. This web site is dedicated to documenting the history of my car, the modifications that have been […]


The Bloody Beast – 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MKI BT7

First Drive

Welcome to my website covering the history, restoration and “personalizations” to my 1960 Austin Healey 3000 Mk I affectionately known as “The Bloody Beast.” Feel free to email me with questions, suggestions  and/or comments. I am in the process of transferring the contents of my old website to this new format so it will be a […]


The 280SL

Introduction UPDATE: It was a joy to own our 1969 MB 280SL. However, all good things must come to an end. We decided to sell the 280 and “Bring a Trailer” was the venue for the on-line auction. We were quite pleased with the process and she brought a good return on investment. We will […]


Alfa Introduction

My 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio was acquired by gift! My father decided to pass along his “Alfie” to the next generation. So in July, 2016 I traveled from Virginia to his home in North Carolina and trailered home the newest member of my modest collection of classic cars! I certainly could have driven it, […]