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Spring 2018

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine From ClubCorp, the World Leader in Private Clubs

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Collectibles RARE BEAUTIES Be the talk of the neighborhood behind the wheel of a meticulously refurbished Jaguar E-Type BY MICHAEL FRANK Vintage Jaguar E-types, in production from 1961 to 1975, are rolling works of art, every bit as collectible as vintage Ferraris or Fabergé eggs. You can find them for roughly $300,000 in great shape — and now they’re going up in value even more because collectors who might have had to baby other vintage cars have embraced these tougher E-Types. You can drive them hard, like a modern sports car, and they’ll reward you with lively, sharp handling and a top speed of 150 mph. This past summer, Jaguar-Land Rover invested roughly $10 million in a new, 150,000-square-foot restoration facility it calls the Classic Works Division in Coventry, England, for the express purpose of buying up old Land Rovers, Range Rovers, and Jaguars, refurbishing them 100 percent, and reselling them. What’s that got to do with the E-Type? Well, this year, this new operation starts issuing small-batch runs of ultraexclusive cars, dubbed Legends Reborn. The 2018 Legends Reborn car? A $380,000 E-Type called the E-Type Project Zero, so named because Classic Works will convert it from gasoline to electric drive, and thus it will produce zero emissions. The group will restore fewer than 50 of these cars. Naturally, before you lay your money down, you want to know all the devilish details of how Classic Works’ 120 staff members go about their curative process. Us, too. So we paid them a visit to highlight how these classic autos benefit from the exhaustive program.

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