As past owners of two Jaguar E-Types and current owners of a 1973 GT6 Mk III, Mike and Heather Greensill are well placed to answer the question. Back in the early 1980s they travelled via America to England, where they lived for three years. They soon found jobs in England; Heather talked her way into a job in publishing and Mike went to work in the parts department of a Lotus dealership. They clearly did well, arriving in England with no money, and returning to New Zealand three years later with a Series II E-Type and a V12 E-Type.

The Series II was sold soon after their return, and they reluctantly parted with the V12 in 1990 to fund building a house. Many years followed of family duties and building up a successful small business, but the pair never lost their love of British sports cars. With more time on their hands, they talked about buying another car when Mike retired. Heather suggested they buy one sooner than that, in the hope it would encourage Mike to ease up and think about retiring


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