1969 Jaguar E-type Roadster Update – Manns Restoration

 

We thought you might like a look at this 1969 Jaguar E-type, that is currently being restored at Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO. It’s powered by the DOHC 4.2 Inline Six, equipped with triple SU carbs. The exhaust gases are expelled through a beautiful set of split headers, then back through the full dual exhaust. It has been upgraded to a Tremec five-speed manual transmission for better performance, highway cruising, and fuel economy. This car is also equipped with Jaguar’s fully independent rear suspension, so it should handle like it’s on rails. It’s going to be a beautiful car when it’s completed. We’ll come back and give you another look when it’s ready to hit the road.

Filmed at Manns Restoration, in Festus, Missouri.
http://mannsrestoration.com/
The background track is “Terminal D”, by Silent Partner. It is available, royalty-free, from the YouTube creator’s audio library. You can download the track at: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_…

 

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720 HP 1969 Chevelle Convertible 454 LSX by Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO, just finished making some serious upgrades to this awesome 1969 Chevelle Convertible. The customer brought the car in to have a Vintage Air unit installed, along with a couple other things. When they started looking more closely at the car, they realized that the big-block that was in the car was not in very good shape. The decision was made to replace it with a LSX 454 from Don Hardy Racing Engines. It’s a high-compression, naturally aspirated engine, topped with ultra-efficient, custom ported 12 degree heads and an 8 Stack injection setup from Inglese. It’s pushing 720 plus horsepower through a Tremec TKO 600 five-speed, back to a Ford 9 inch rear. We decided to take it to Bonne Terre Drag Strip, for a tuning session. It really has too much power for the street tires, but it sure makes it a blast to drive. While they had the car, they also installed the Vintage Air unit and a full set of custom gauges. It’s also riding on a full Roadster Shop chassis, with Wilwood Disc brakes all around. This car is ready for anything. It accelerates, handles, rides, and stops, like a modern high-performance car. You can drive it to the strip, getting pretty remarkable mileage along the way, and then take it out for dinner afterwards. It’s amazing these days, that you truly can have a 700 plus horsepower, naturally aspirated, daily driver. As always, I was extremely impressed with the crew at Manns Restoration and their attention to detail. I have a feeling the new owner will be suitably impressed as well. I hope you found it interesting, thanks for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration, in Festus, Missouri and at Bonne Terre Drag Strip, in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Special thanks to Chris Roberts and Eric Lindsey, from Manns Restoration, for all their help. We’d also like to thank Jarrod Keen, the owner of Bonne Terre Drag Strip, for allowing us the use of his facility.

1957 Ford Thunderbird Restoration Nearing Completion

Another project is nearing completion at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri. The owner of this 1957 Ford Thunderbird has dreamed about restoring it for many decades and his dream is finally coming true. They still have a few finishing touches left to complete, but as you can see, it’s already beautiful. As usual, the guys at Manns have done an amazing job. Their work truly is second to none. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri.
Family owned and run, since 1939.
http://mannsrestoration.com/

1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 365 V8 Dual 4 BBL

Special thanks to Gateway Classic Cars for letting us film this amazing machine.

I thought you might like a look at this beautiful 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. This Cadillac is from an era when America was building some of the finest cars in the world. It’s huge, it has tons of power, and it is absolutely dripping with chrome. It really doesn’t get any better than this. It’s powered by the original 365 Cubic Inch V8, topped with dual four barrel carbs and cranking out 305 horsepower. It was a privilege, just to go for a ride in this baby. I hope you find it interesting…thanks for watching!

http://www.GatewayClassicCars.com

The background track is Beer Belly Blues by John Deley. It’s available, royalty-free, from the YouTube Creator’s audio library. It can be downloaded at: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_download?vid=e49d81dca93fbda0

Test Driving 2007 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Convertible 635 HP

I thought you’d like a look at this awesome 2007 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. It’s powered by a Supercharged 5.4 DOHC V8, pumping out 635 Horsepower. All that power is being sent through a six-speed manual trans with a short throw shifter. This extremely rare car only has about 790 miles on it and it still looks brand new. It also has the Ford Racing exhaust, performance suspension, huge brakes, and 20″ Forged aluminum rims. This car really does everything well. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!

Be sure to check out Passing Lane Motors at http://www.PassingLaneMotors.com

The background track is The Descent, by Kevin MacLeod, at Incompetech.com. It can be downloaded at: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/mp3-royaltyfree/The%20Descent.mp3

This music is available, royalty free, under the Creative Commons unported license 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

1932 Packard Roadster Test Drive – Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

I thought you’d like a look at the latest restoration job to be completed at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO. This beautiful car is a 1932 Packard Standard Eight Roadster. It’s powered by a Straight 8 engine, backed by a manual transmission. As you can see in the video, the crew at Manns have done it again. They really have turned out yet another amazing automobile. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching. Be sure to check out their other projects on the website.

http://www.MannsRestoration.com

The first background track is String Impromptu 1 from Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com.

The second background track is Travel Light, by Jason Shaw, at Audionautix.com. It too is available under creative commons.

1969 Plymouth Road Runner Convertible 383 V8 Mopar Muscle Fast Lane Classic Cars

This 1969 Plymouth Road Runner has a 383 C.I. (335 HP) 4 BBL V8, 727 TorqueFlite Transmission, 8.75″ Rear End w/ 3.55:1 Ratio, Correct Black Exterior (X9) w/ White Top, Correct White Bucket Seat Interior (M6W), White Interior Door Frames (W1), Center Console w/ Wood Grain Panel (C16), Original Air Conditioning Car (H51), 3 Speed Wipers (J25), Fender Mounted Turn Signals (L31), Flat Black Hood Stripes, Belt Moldings (M31), Red Accent Stripe (V7R), 26″ Radiator (26), Power Convertible Top, AM Radio w/ 8 Track, Power Steering, Road Runner “Beep Beep” Horn, Magnum 500 Wheels w/ BF Goodrich Red Line Radials, Laser Straight Body, Finished in the Correct & RARE Color Combination! I hope you find it interesting…thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
http://www.FastLaneCars.com

The first background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi.mp3

The last background track used in this video was Open Road by Jason Shaw. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download: http://audionautix.audionautixcom.netdna-cdn.com/Music/OpenRoad.mp3