All posts tagged: Hooper

Jaguar XKE E-type Restoration: A distraction of selling Porsche and Triumph to make way for Pre-war Rolls Royce

I had some travel to do for work after the Jag came home and then on top of that ended up prepping two cars for sale – a 1973 Porsche 914 and 1959 Triumph TR3A.  This summer I acquired a very interesting barn find. The find in a shed in Ventura County being a 1933 Rolls Royce with a special elongated hood by Rolls Royce and a sports saloon body by Hooper.  How could I resist!   Mind you it took 5 guys and a day to clear the way and basically manhandle the Rolls Royce out of the shed it had been sleeping in.   We also needed to bring hub tools and a spare wheel from another pre-war Rolls Royce to get the thing rolling.  But in the end all went great. In the interest of space, and as over time I have shifted more to Bentley and Rolls Royce cars, I needed to clear the decks a little. After some mechanical work and detailing both the Porsche and the Triumph sold very fast …