CLASSIC BRITISH CAR JACKS

-  30 DATABASES  -

2002 - Now In Its 20th Year - 2022

 

This is a genuine Metallifacture Jaguar E-Type jack. Many vendors incorrectly claim other similar Metallifacture jacks for the Austin Princess, Ford Cortina and Austin Mini to be E-Type jacks. Check before you buy or sell.

 

Comprehensive databases with photos and descriptions of classic British car jacks and which cars used them.

 
 

Found an unlisted jack or need help? Please contact me. Attach a photo if possible.

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Please note that I do not trade in jacks. This website is maintained purely for the benefit of the classic car fraternity.

Databases Last Updated 08/08/2022 with sale prices. Scroll down for latest jack additions.

An Enots hydraulic jack with a geared extension sold on 15 March 2020 for 690.00

Vehicle/Jack Matches Index

Car Maker Branded Jacks (40)

Armstrong (6) Bradbury(23) Britool (BTC) (20) Desmo (3) Duco (4) Dunlop (81)
           
DWS (2) Engineering(27) Enots(4) Epco (29) Ern Lake (33) Eversure (22)
           
Ford (39) Harvey Frost (34) King Dick (27) Lake & Elliot(178) Lucas (4) Metallifacture(84)
           
Miscellaneous (68) Prima (19) Read (7) Shelley (101) SkyHi (54) Smiths (100)
           
Stadium (7) Tangye (29) Woden (7) Unknown (5)    

Number of jacks in each database shown in parentheses ()

Total jack variants is 1060

George Radion in Australia has a database on Australian-made Jacks

8 June 2022. I'm sad to report that Mike Moody, my main contributor to these databases, recently passed away. Mike is credited as 'NewMoody' in all the entries where he contributed so much information. I will miss his dedication and enthusiasm to our hobby.    RIP Mike.

All the gathered information is free to use for private purposes, but if there are commercial reasons please contact me first. There will likely be no charge but I would like to know as a point of courtesy.  I have no commercial interest in jacks. I maintain this website purely as a hobby and for the benefit of all.

Request to vendors: Please feel free to use the information from these databases in your adverts. An acknowledgement of the source would be most welcome. However, please do not twist any of the information. Where I say along the lines: 'May be for car 'X' please make this clear in your advert. An altered statement saying: 'It is for car 'X' will create false facts and misinformation. If you know for certainty a jack's heritage please contact me so that I can amend the entry. Thank you.

If you know of other British car jack types or have useful information about any of the jack types listed then please contact me. The accuracy of all the data relies very heavily on feedback.

I have provided a quick link by vehicle type in the Vehicle Jack Index. I have only listed vehicles where there is a high degree of certainty that an appropriate jack has been identified. Where more than one jack type is listed against a vehicle please check the appropriate databases for additional information. For example only one or two jacks of one type have been found in one mark of Austin Healey, the majority having another type. New information and corrections are always most welcome.

There is also a page for unknown jacks.  Any help with identification is most welcome.

I state in the sales whether the jack has a handle or not. This often appears in short as NH (No Handle) or WH (With Handle).

 

Recent jack additions will remain for approx six months

    Latest Jack and Jack/Car Additions  
Number Database Jack Type Date Entered
1045 Dunlop LJ232 Trolley Jack 21 March 2022
1046 Prima LH1027-1 Screw Jack 22 March 2022
1047 Metallifacture Scissor Jack For Honda Concerto 5 April 2022
1048 Car Maker Rover 800 19 April 2022
1049 Miscellaneous Weber Hydraulik 8 Ton 24 April 2022
1050 Miscellaneous Weber Hydraulik 10 Ton 24 April 2022
1051 Metallifacture Attached Handle Similar To E-Type Cantilever Jack 25 April 2022
1052 Shelley Early Land Rover Jack 9 May 2022
  Smiths Jack Identified for Lanchester 11 1937/38 10 May 2022
  Shelley Jack Identified for Lanchester 15/18 1932/33 10 May 2022
  Smiths Jack Identified for Rover 14 1945/48 10 May 2022
  Smiths Jack Identified for Rover 16 1945/48 10 May 2022
  Lake & Elliot Jack Identified for Rover 10 1933/38 10 May 2022
  Lake & Elliot Jack Identified for Rover 12 1934/48 10 May 2022
1053 Lake & Elliot Millex MX3 Hydraulic Jack 16 May 2022
1054 Smiths Bevelift for Bentley Mk 6 10 June 2022
  Tangye Introduction amended to reflect an ongoing business 15 June 2022
1055 Skyhi Serial 1436 Aircraft Jack 20 June 2022
  Lake & Elliot M4DL Identified for Leyland National Buses 1972 to 1985 21 June 2022
1056 Miscellaneous Weber 12 Ton Hydraulik Jack 27 June 2022
1057 Dunlop Trolley Jack No.45 26 July 2022
1058 Lake & Elliot Hydraulic Trolley Jack 319 3 August 2022
1059 Miscellaneous Rotheswan Hydraulic Jack 4 August 2022
1060 Epco Epco Deluxe No.10 Trolley Jack 8 August 2022

 

Most traded jack in 2021:  Shelley LJ31 for the Morris Minor Van with 26 sales averaging 21.34

Most expensive jack in 2021:  Shelley triple screw LJ225 for the Jaguar E-Type @ 1,050.19

High Value Sales:

Metallifacture scissor jack for the E-Type Jaguar Series 1 3.8  sold on 25 August 2015 for 1,399.00

Shelley LJ225 screw jack variant for early E-Type Jaguars sold in 2018 for 1,800.00

A Lake & Elliot Millennium 12-MSB-1 1/2 jack in its original cardboard box, used by the Aston Martin DB5, DB6 and DBS sold at a Bonhams auction on 13 May 2017 for 3,500.00. Two others sold for 1,750.00 and 2,250.00

A Smiths Bevelift used by the Aston Martin DB4 sold at a Bonhams auction on 13 May 2017 for 1,375.00

A Lake & Elliot M1DL jack used by the Aston Martin DB2/4 sold at a Bonhams auction on 13 May 2017 for 625.00.

 

Terminology

Wooden Handles

Brochures and Pamphlets

Jack Seal Kits

Screw Jack Retaining Clamps