I have to say this car has some of the nicest bodywork I’ve seen on an E-Type. Mark and company spent a lot of time and effort getting the gaps just so. The fit and finish is superior to the factory–not too hard on these early cars!
One non-original thing: we will be color painting the car with the engine frames in place. Early cars like this were likely painted first and then assembled, but it would be madness at this point to disturb the careful bonnet alignment.
Doors, cockpit, and bootlid have already had color applied to the “hidden” sides.
Mark had an opalescent silver grey car in the shop whose color I liked, so we used that color for this car.
Hardtop will be painted to match the body; I suppose on an early car it should be black but this car predates the hardtop in any case, and the cars look really sleek with the top painted to match.
Be very exciting to have the car back here. Too bad the restoration fund needs replenishing!