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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.


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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 20/10/2020

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Updated 20 October

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

Vehicle/Jack Matches Index

Car Maker Branded Jacks (38)

Armstrong (6) Bradbury(22) Britool (BTC) (19) Desmo (3) Duco (4) Dunlop (75)
DWS (2) Engineering(19) Enots(3) Epco (23) Ern Lake (27) Eversure (20)
Ford (37) Harvey Frost (32) King Dick (26) Lake & Elliot(163) Lucas (4) Metallifacture(73)
Miscellaneous (56) Prima (18) Read (7) Shelley (97) SkyHi (50) Smiths (94)
Stadium (6) Tangye (25) Woden (6) Unknown (5)    

Number of jacks in each database shown in parentheses ()

Total jack variants is 962

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

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 one month

  Latest Jack Additions  
Harvey Frost Elite 1.5T Hydraulic Jack 21 September 2020
Lake & Elliot Heavy Duty Screw Jack 24 September 2020
BTC (Britool) AM DB 2,3,4, Series are BTC, not Smiths 6 October 2020
Shelley Unmarked Shelley 6 Inch DL 13 October 2020
Tangye No.1DL Rack & Pinion Jack 20 October 2020


Most traded jack in 2019:  Metalifacture Cantilever Mini jack with 26 sales averaging 69.34.

Most expensive jacks in 2019: Metalifacture Cantilever E-Type Jaguar jack. 1 sale 650.00

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 3500.00. Two others sold for 1750.00 and 2250.00

A Smiths Bevelift used by the Aston Martin DB4 sold at a Bonhams auction on 13 May 2017 for 1375.00

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


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