The Jumpin' Jaguars

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The Jumpin' Jaguars

Posted by Pat Curtin on May 2022

We always love a good car story, whether it's something here in the building, or chasing down some classic cats. From a 35-year owned classic to a pair of inline six prowling around the showroom, we've got plenty of excitement to cover. Join us for the Jaguar Jamboree!

Over the past few months, we've seen quite the collection of cats. First up was a 1967 silver coupe with a fantastic red interior that was stopping by for some trunk adjustment and detailing. You can read more about that classic here. While it was in, many of our techs absolutely fell in love with the Grey/Red look and the iconic feel of the E-type Coupe. Of course, there's plenty of nuance to the different generations of Jaguar. We covered that on in this blog post.

More recently, we've been able to look at the auction sites versus our consignment method with a few E-types. Auctions can reach a massive audience, but they often require a full week of 'baby-sitting' and answering any questions that may arise. For some owners, this is a great opportunity to have a final memorable moment with their classic. One great example is the 35-year owned XKE we did some detailing and fuel service on.

Once this owner got his cat home, he did some extensive documentation and prepped for the auction. You can catch that auction live over on Bring A Trailer. The owner did an excellent job of providing the 'story' behind the car. Yes, it's a driver example, but with matching numbers and a fantastic presentation, we hope our client is very successful with their auction. We've already seen a few comments like  '"This video series has to be nominated for BAT 'Video of the Year'."

We think our client will do well finding the next caretaker.

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Of course, not everyone has the time to 'babysit' an auction. That's why we're here. With our 'smaller' showroom we are able to give the Farland Touch to absolutely every car that moves through. Our team in the showroom love being able to show interested parties around a car and take it out for a test drive before making any decisions. Where the auction sites can offer a ton of convenience, we offer many of the same amenities, and can allow interested buyers to look around the car or hop on a facetime call with one of our team to show you around. While our reach may not be quite as big as the auction sites of the world, we have spent over 30 years developing meaningful relationships with many different types of clients. This often leads to us connecting clients and making introductions like on the Porsche 356 we helped to deliver earlier in the year. Two longtime clients handing off an absolutely fantastic driver. 

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That brings us around to the two classic cats hanging out here in the showroom. First up is the 1963 Jaguar XKE Series I Roadster in the classic British Racing Green. This classic came to us about 18 months ago as the owner thought it was time to move on. After a few days here in the showroom, they decided they needed one last ride in their classic. They were able to enjoy this classic over the past year and now they've decided it's finally time. With the early XKE Style seats and classic color scheme, we're sure this cat won't be napping long in the showroom. You can learn more on the sale page here. The other Series 1 into the showroom is this XKE coupe. Our head of sales, Bill always jokes he wishes he could print XKE series 1 coupes. They are always sought after; it's just finding that right person. This was a car that we reached out to a few loyal clients and gave them the heads-up on this incoming consignment. One client was very close to adopting this cat, but now this one will be going up for consignment soon. Be sure to keep an eye over on the site so you don't miss out on this coupe! IMG_3260

That's going to do it for us today here at the shop. If you have a classic needing attention, or help finding its next caretakers, give us a call at 303-761-1245 you can also always send an email to info@farlandcars.com We would love to learn the history of your car and help continue its legacy. Thanks for stopping by! If you haven't had your fill of Farland Fun, check out the recent Livestream down below! Thanks for stopping by! 

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