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This blog is a record of running a 50 year old classic car as essential transport and for road trips.

It is here to prepare those who might be tempted to do the same, they require mental and physical stamina, tenacity and transportational back up (not necessarily in that order). It has been challenging, time consuming, frustrating, nerve wracking but very rewarding and enjoyable.

My Jensen CV8 is being driven, not stuck in a garage collecting dust, it is not a concours condition car, and in a lot of respects is showing its age, but it creates interest where ever I go and is great fun to drive.

This blog is dedicated to my family and friends who have to put up with the sweet(?) smell of oil and leather, car seats that only reach half way up your back, front seat belts that attempt to garrotte you every time you turn a corner at speed, and the need for ear defenders at any speed above 50 mph.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Reunited - after 6+ months

Back safely from Jagutek, drives like a dream. Engine positively purrs, acceleration phenomenal. The trip back was in terrible conditions, rain, water spray, high winds, but all of that couldn't wipe the smile off my face coming down the M11 at about 70mph (honestly officer!!).


  1. I spotted this car at Jagutek when I was dropping my XJ-S in, the lads were stunned I recognised it until I pointed out my other car is a CV-8. Glad its back on the road and sorted

    1. Strangely enough I had an XJ-S (V12 Le Mans) and used to have it serviced at Jagutek, that's why I used them for the C-V8. They do a great job, and the C-V8 is positively purring!