WE ARE WHAT WE DRIVE
1952 Jowett Jupiter.
Chassis no. 739. Engine is a flat 4 cylinder horizontally opposed 1500cc petrol with twin Weber carburettors.
About 940 were made between 1950 - 54 when Jowett finally went into liquidation.
We bought this in 2018 and have done extensive work over the last two years including a total engine rebuild, complete body repaint and an overdrive installed.
Jaguar XJ8 2000MY
V-reg "X308" 3.2l V8 Automatic
2 previous owners, bought in 2023
"I just couldn't not buy it!"
1987 Porsche 924S.
I’ve owned “Ruby” for almost 15 years and still love driving her. I have attended lots of events in her, both in France (where we lived for 16 years) and in the UK, including Le Mans Classic, Coupe Florio, Tour du Méné, Silverstone Classic, Yorkshire Festival of Porsche and many local shows. In 2018, she was featured on the French equivalent of Top Gear.
2020 Ford Mustang
My mid- life crisis, named Max. I bought her from new and in our 1st year we completed the NC500. She encourages me to get out and meet people....
.... And my Daily drive, although I always struggle to park up Max. I‘ve never named the Volvo C70 but I love the number plate as it reminds me of a Brighton Postcode.
2010 Volvo C70
Rover SD1 Vitesse TP.
Owned her for almost 20 years now.
This is “Sid”, with a 6.6 litre big block.
I have owned the car since 2016 and love driving it even though it’s a bit fuel thirsty to local shows and club events.
We have been to Meijel in Holland to an El Camino meeting with over 100 others from all over Europe.
Parts are readily available from the States.
1974 MGB Roadster
Owned by Sue's father since 1976
Now used and cherished by Sue
Full write up on the cars three lives in our January 2024 magazine.
1963 Riley 1.5
Owned for 2 years, purchased from a fellow club member
Looking forward to using it at club events this summer.
1967 Triumph Vitesse 2 Litre Convertible
Purchased in 2021 as a restoration project
Now frequently used at LAC events after a complete nut and bolt restoration.
Rover 75 Connoisseur SE Tourer 2.0 CDTi
Automatic very rare colour only made about 20 of them apparently
Built on a shortened and lowered Riley RM chassis
Engine is from a Riley RME
Gearbox is a Volvo 5 Speed
The body is fabric covered over an ash frame.
Cortina 1600 GT
Only had it for 3 months, lucky win.
Morris Minor 1000
owned her since my 11th Birthday, currently undergoing restoration, not going to be very original, with a MG Midget engine, twin carbs, Sierra 5 speed gearbox, 'BMW' Mini seats, Ford brake discs
international tourist and confidante