News and Blog

  • Our E-Type Track Car Takes Shape WinSpeed is pleased to announce that the basis of its FIA Appendix K Track Car – a 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 S1 Coupe – has just arrived from Colorado. In remarkable rust-free condition, the car will be built-up in our workshops over the winter months in preparation for track-testing in the Spring of 2012. It ... Read more
  • The Classic Car Market To-day – Quality & Sense Prevails Discernment is the Key Word in to-day`s Classic Car Market.  Rarity, Provenance, Useability …. and Excellence are the major factors separating the Wheat from the Chaff. The dramatic rise in Classic Car values over the past ten years has seen not so much a fall in values to-day, but more: an increased awareness of good and ... Read more
  • WinSpeed is CLOSED During the Easter Break – For Information Please Call 07831 164460 WinSpeed is CLOSED During the Easter Break  For any Information about Cars For Sale - or if  you are a customer and you have a mechanical issue - Please Call Peter on 07831 164460 Read more
  • XK Club Round Britain Coastal Drive for Prostate Cancer UK Having raised over £200,000 since 2016 in aid of this important charity, The International XK Club is continuing this event once more from 16th September to 3rd October. Not only an important fund raising event, it is also a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our XKs and E-Types with like-minded folk. To this end please go to ... Read more
  • `Barn Find` Series 1 XJ6 joins our Collection As the 50th Anniversary of the immortal and iconic XJ6 is celebrated this year, it was serendipity that WinSpeed of Guildford has just acquired a one owner XJ6 Series 1 originally supplied in 1973 by Coombs of Guildford! Although requiring recommissioning, this rare and much-loved 2.8 Litre example, with Manual/Overdrive gearbox, is extremely original and  unmolested ... Read more
  • WinSpeed Welcomes The Arrival of an additional Engineer…..and, also, an Apprentice WinSpeed are very pleased to welcome Tim Urry as an additional member of our busy Engineering Team, which now numbers six. Having trained as a Jaguar main dealer engineer, Tim has long held a passion for Classic Cars. He is as much at home with Carbs and Sparks as he is with Diagnostics and enjoys getting his hands ... Read more
  • Henry Hope-Frost ……..R.I.P 8th. March 2018 It is with the greatest of sadness that we (and all his countless friends) mourn the untimely and tragic loss of Henry – a shining Star whose brilliance will linger on in the firmament. I (Peter) had known him from the age of eight when, even then, he could deliver detailed motorsporting facts forming the basis ... Read more
  • 1966 E -Type S1 4.2 `barn find` Roadster. WinSpeed Restoration for 2018 (part 4) o GREAT PROGRESS!! After only seven working weeks – from receiving the rolling, rusting, cadaver of this 1966 E-Type Roadster – the “Sow`s Ear” is fast becoming a “Silk Purse”! Having made the monococque structurally sound in its centre section, with selective introduction of new floor panels, inner sills and reconstruction of the rear ... Read more
  • 2018 Starts with a Bang!! How The Mood Has Changed!! Although only six weeks into 2018, we are noticing a distinct change for the better in the mood of the market place. Although our Workshops are constantly busy (and never more so), car sales during 2017 – of the quality that we sell –  fell back on previous years. We don`t ... Read more


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