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SALES | BROKERAGE | RACING | BESPOKE | RESTORATION


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A YEAR IN REVIEW

e’re fast approaching our 5th anniversary as owners of E-Type UK and while we have loved every second of the

journey 2020 has been the most challenging time yet.

The year has demonstrated the resilience of the classic car market and surprisingly we have had our best ever sales year.

We would like to thank all of the buyers and sellers who have trusted us and we now believe E-Type UK is the single

largest reseller of E-Types in the UK.

We have remained safely open throughout and used the time to develop our businesses by evolving our bespoke Jaguar

E-Type, investing in a state-of-the-art preparation booth and installing lifts to increase storage and sales capacity.

We know the pandemic is on-going and we continue to prioritise the safety and well-being of our staff. It is thanks to their

dedication that we have been able to support you, our valued customers. Once again, we thank you for your patience and

support. Please keep safe, enjoy the festive break and we look forward to welcoming you again in 2021.

MARCUS HOLLAND | MANAGING DIRECTOR

DOMINIC HOLLAND | CHAIRMAN


DEVELOPING OUR FACILITIES

no filler on us

We decided to supplement our new

showroom room by installing a, first

of its kind, dust extraction booth.

Finished with high intensity LED

lighting, the booth should further reenforce

our reputation as one of

the best bodyshop facilities in the

country.

Showing off your assets

2020 was the first full year for

our new showroom. Feedback has

been unanimously positive and we

have had our best sales year yet

with many prized possessions being

matched with happy custodians. If

you’re thinking about selling your car

there can’t be many better places to

show off your pride and joy.

GOING UP

Every year since owning the business

we have tried to manage our space

better. In 2017 we took the plunge

and added an additional 5,000 sq/

ft, a mere 3 years later we again

ran out of space and decided to

install lifts to increase storage

capacity by 20% in order to offer

more customers the opportunity to

place their cars with us.


OUR RESTORATION PHILOSOPHY

HE GENEVA PRINCIPLE

Has a car ever been as synonymous with a location as the Jaguar

E-type is with Geneva?

Turning 60 in 2021 and still regarded as the best-looking car ever

built, not to mention its era defining mechanicals.

The well documented overnight dash from Coventry to Geneva we

believe embodies everything the E-Type was and should be,

exquisite finish both internally and externally and of course reliable

mechanicals.

E-Type UK is located 590 miles from Geneva, and we feel there

is no better way to test our workmanship than to drive the cars no

less than 590 miles prior to handing them over.

We call this meticulous approach to testing the quality of our work

‘The Geneva Principle’ and it underlines our commitment to quality.


CHASSIS

2

Singapore, Malaysia

Switzerland, Europe

CHASSIS

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UNLEASHING POTENTIAL | ETUK’S BESPOKE V12

Since our E-Type UK V12 Prototype car launched in 2018 interest and commissions have exceeded

our expectations with orders from Europe to Asia and further afield. However, despite demand

we intend to maintain this car as a limited run offer but do contact us if you want to discuss

commissioning one of these bespoke builds.

CHASSIS

1

California , USA

CHASSIS

3

Dominican republic, north America

CHASSIS

Puerto rico, north america

5


BETWEEN LOCKDOWNS

While COVID19 has thrown a huge shadow over 2020 for a few brief time things

returned to some sort of normality and we were able to open the showroom. Both

E-Type UK and DM Historics had surprisingly strong sales years. While we’re

proud of many of the cars we sold this year, the sale of our XK 120 which we

took to Pebble Beach was, for a number of personal reasons, extremely poignant

but we’re happy it has gone to a great home and we’re looking forward to another

busy year in 2021.


CHASSIS

407

POST LOCKDOWN OPPORTUNITIES

If you are in the market for new classic, then it would be remiss

of us not to mention these gems which we have in stock.

ASTON Martin v8

Rare flat floor, matching numbers and fully restored Series 1 3.8

OTS, 407th left-hand drive roadster built.

OTS, 407th left-hand drive roadster

FIA JAGUAR MKI

built.

1974 Series 3 V8 classic, 1 of 967 produced, superbly maintained

and treated to extensive DM Historics bodywork.

Raced by touring legend Win Percy, offering Goodwood eligibility and

accompanied by full FIA papers.

Or if you’re thinking of selling

your pride and joy we’d be pleased to help

E-TYPE UK | SALES@ETYPEUK.COM | +44 (0) 1732 852 762

DM HISTORICS | SALES@DMHISTORICS.COM | +44 (0) 1732 440 494


GETTING OUR NAME OUT THERE

One thing we’ve learned over the last 5 years is that you really have to work

hard on getting your story out there and we like to think that we work harder

than most at doing that.

We have continued to support the E-Type club and the E-Type Forum but

2020 saw a step up in our marketing efforts and hopefully you will have seen

our adverts in Octane and Magneto.

This year we have broken a number of Instagram milestones with

E-Type UK doubling its following to over 30,000 followers while DM

Historics has grown dramatically to more than 7,000 followers.

In consecutive years we have been recognised by the Historic Motoring

Awards with E-Type UK short-listed for ‘Specialist of the Year’. . Although we

didn’t win just being nominated is a fantastic achievement.


SOME GLOBAL RECOGNITION

Another busy year of E-Type UK and DM Historics reaching wide and far across the globe.

“ ”

1965 Ford lotus Cortina mki FIA

A Jim Clark-esque champion, a Lotus cortina

historic racer like no other. Talk about pedigree!

1962 jaguar e-type series 1 3.8 Coupe

“a a total eye-gasM to feast your eyes at this beautiful automobile

1962 Morgan plus four supersport lowline

An amazing little machine that just wants to go!

“ ”

1963 jaguar e-type series 1 3.8 Coupe

Nothing else matters except that noise and the

smile on your face.


Powered by a passion for motor sport

COVID unfortunately curtailed the 2020 racing season for DM Historics and our clients but

there were opportunities to take to the track and we’re pleased to report our cars performed

faultlessly and even managed to take home some silver wear. 2021 is already shaping

up to be a great season with a number of calendars already announced and we would be

delighted to assist you on your motor sport journey.

CSCC | SNETTERTON 300 | 2ND PLACE

1965 FORD LOTUS CORTINA


Merry christmas and Happy New Year.

Who knows what next year will bring but hopefully it will be better than this one and we

look forward to celebrating it in style with all our customers past and present behind the

wheel of your classic cars.


W: ETYPEUK.COM - DMHISTORICS.COM | E:MARCUS@ETYPEUK.COM | T: +44 (0) 1732 852 762

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