Jay Leno’s projects. Restorations

From a 1914 electric car to a modern-day interpretation of a ’60s Volvo, Jay’s collection is nothing if not eclectic.


Back in December, we had a sneaky peak into Jay Leno’s Garage, specifically at some of the projects he and his team are working on. These aren’t the finished articles ready to be shown off, but the pieces that need a bit (or in some cases a lot) of work.

Seeing as that was around nine months ago, it’s time to check in once again to see what a man with more money than most of us likes to prioritise when it comes to his massive collection.

Highlights include his 1914 Detroit Electric that needed a lot of new wood and a refurbished frame, as well as a brand new, state-of-the-art electric engine. The 1966 Lotus Cortina is battling against rust while a 2012 Yamaha R1 racing sidecar is getting an overhaul. The unusual Cunningham is progressing nicely, and there’s a look at an awesome 1952 hot rod, hand built to race at Pike’s Peak from a plethora of aircraft parts and a 500bhp Cadillac engine. A lot has been done to the huge Rolls-Royce Merlin and there’s a new arrival in the form of a 1932 Harley Davidson generator.

As if that’s not enough, there’s a 1950s Mercedes transporter replica that looks splendid and is almost finished, and a new project in the form of a 1966 Volvo 122S that’s set for a 640bhp makeover using modern-day Polestar parts (see the rendering, above). We can’t wait to see how that turns out.

Source: Jay Leno’s Garage

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