News and Blog

  • `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
  • 1966 E -Type S1 4.2 `barn find` Roadster. WinSpeed Restoration for 2018 (part 3) In the space of two weeks, since we reopened our doors on January 2nd, the E-Type restoration has moved ahead in leaps and bounds. What arrived in mid-December as a rolling `wreck` was quickly dismantled to its bare monococque shell, sent off for media blasting and phosphate coating and returned just before we closed for ... Read more
  • To All Our Customers and Clients: Happy Christmas and a Scintillating 2018! Happy Christmas and let`s look forward to a Great and Constructive 2018! We would like to thank all our loyal Customers and Clients for your unwavering support during 2017. As you know, we don`t shout our abilities to all and sundry through self-promotion and advertising. That is not our style. We prefer to let WinSpeed grow slowly ... Read more
  • We Welcome Darren Pink into The WinSpeed Family We are delighted to welcome to WinSpeed, Darren Pink, whose experience in all aspects of Classic Engineering complements that of the other members of our dedicated staff. With 25 years under his belt working on all manner of Classic Jaguars, Classic Cars in general and Sports & GT Racing with huge trackside support and Race ... Read more


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