The trip back to the UK in the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 should have been great but it didn't turn out that way at all as we tacked closed roads, gravel tracks and blocked Autostradas.
Part 2 of the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 road trip special starts just outside Calais and takes in 600 miles of Autoroute, followed by some of the best roads in France, including the N85 Route Napoleon, before ending at journey end in Antibes on the French Riviera.
This video is part one of three videos when I take the Jaguar Project 7 on a 2000-mile road trip to the French Riviera. In Part one, I take the P7 to the 2021 Hampton Court Concours and give you a tour round the best cars on show there. Zonda 760 VR, McLaren F1 GTR, Countach, Enzo, LaFerrari, F50, etc.
The Touring Arese RH95 is the latest car to be launched by Touring Superleggera in Milan and had its world premiere at Salon Prive 2021. It uses the Ferrari 488GTB as its donor car and has up to 720ps in Pista spec, giving it wild performance to match its exotic looks.
The BMW Z8 arrived in 2000 and seemed a confused car at the time of launch but now Restomods are all the rage, has the BMW Z8 time finally arrived? Watch the video to find out..
The Porsche 911 GT (better known as the 993 GT2) will always be one of the most coveted 911 of all. Built in very limited numbers mainly for homologation reasons, it went on to dominate the FIA GT2 class during the late nineties. Only 7 RHD examples were ordered in the UK and this is one of them.
The Lancia Fulvia Sport 1600 Zagato is with http://www.prestigerefinishing.co.uk/ at the moment and after all the terrible repairs were exposed (see part 6), Sam and Adrian are now working some serious magic to bring the body back into shape before it's ready to paint in a few weeks time.
Summer 2021 Harry's Garage round-up includes both the GR Yaris and the Jaguar Project 8 on the Goodwood Circuit, why I added a Litchfield suspension kit to the GR Yaris, updates on the Jaguar XJC V12, Lancia Zagato 1600 and Rolls-Royce Shadow restorations. Plus some bike updates too!
The Ferrari 365 GT/4 2+2 shares the same size V12 engine with the Ferrari Daytona and was more the expensive Ferrari when both were on sale new back in the early Seventies. Only 525 2+2 were produced, compared to 1,284 Daytonas.
Silverstone Auctions Classic Sale at Silverstone this year kicks off at 2pm on Friday 30th July with the Motorcycle sale, followed by two Automobilia and Classic Car sales on Saturday and Sunday.
My Lancia Fulvia Zagato Sport 1600 is down at www.prestigerefinishing.co.uk where they have now stripped the paint back top bare metal. I hadn't expected to be back there so quick by I got a call to say the repairs they'd uncovered were so bad I needed to go down to decide what they should do next.. Enjoy the video!
Since the last report, the engine and suspension have been rebuilt, so now it's time to take the body shell to the specialist paint shop to be stripped back to metal and repainted.
I visit JCB to see first hand the work they are doing as they look for alternatives to diesel power for their heavy duty machines.
The new Ferrari Portofino M is the cheapest new Ferrari on sale today yet it packs 620bhp, a near 200mph top speed and comes with a folding hardtop as standard. What I'm keen to find out is would I buy this on the Ferrari Roma?
Rather than do a walk around preview in a studio of the new Lotus Emira I decided to go to the Lotus factory in Hethel to see the world reveal live as it happened. It was a fun, if a rather damp, evening..
The Jaguar XJC V12 manual restoration is moving along nicely and it's now time to reveal the finished colour and see the beautifully rebuilt V12 engine, which was done by Tom Lenthall Ltd.
For 2021 Honda have introduced the Civic Type R Sport Line with tamer looks and more standard fit toys in the cabin. Many potential buyers just couldn't live with the wild looks of the regular Civic Type R but will this Sport Line version bring buyers back to the showroom and is it a GR Yaris rival? Let's find out..
Our Toyota GR Yaris first arrived 3 months ago and from the start, the plan was I would share this car with my son, Charlie. In this first report, I show some of the mods we've done to the car and we discuss the good & bad points of running a GR Yaris long term.
My 'Arctic Rolls' was looking very tatty in places, hence why Darren at Motorfix in Witney has been busy cutting out the rust and fitting replacement body panels wherever needed. The result is the bodywork on the Rolls has been transformed, which you'll see close up in this video.
The Audi RS e-tron GT is Audi's new flagship EV and I spent a week with one to see what its true range was in real-world driving. Plus I discuss fast-chargers and why EU7 engine regs will kill off ICE cars even quicker than the 2030 new car ban.
The Jaguar XJC V12 manual Coupe has gone through a transformation over the past 8 weeks and today I got to see the engine bay painted in the bespoke Aston Martin green for the first time. Painting Classic Cars have worked miracles repairing the rusty sections on the body and it's time for the first coats of primer to be applied.
I've sent my Rolls Royce Shadow 1 I bought off eBay for £4100 to Motorfix in Witney for a little bit of fettling as its extremities were looking decidedly tatty. I wasn't going to video the process but then I posted a photo of the work on Twitter and it went nuts. So here's a video on what's being done..
The Mercedes SLR McLaren was launched back in 2003 and now in 2021, MSO (McLaren Special Operations) have launched a revised version of this 208mph, carbon-fibre bodied GT. With more power, revised chassis new body colours and interiors, I decided to take in on a 1000-mile road-trip to the Lake District to find out what it was like to live with on a big trip.
The next Silverstone Auction is the Ferrari sale on Saturday 5th June and is being held in association with the Ferrari's Owner's Club GB at Sywell Park in Northamptonshire where FOC are holding their National Ferrari Owner's Day. I got the chance to do a quick preview video on the Ferraris coming up for sale in this auction.
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