-  30 DATABASES  -

2002 - Now In Its 21st Year - 2023


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 27/03/2023 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(42) Enots(5) Epco (29) Ern Lake (33) Eversure (22)
Ford (39) Harvey Frost (34) King Dick (27) Lake & Elliot(179) Lucas (4) Metallifacture(90)
Miscellaneous (69) Prima (19) Read (7) Shelley (103) SkyHi (55) Smiths (101)
Stadium (7) Tangye (46) Woden (7) Unknown (4)    

Number of jacks in each database shown in parentheses ()

Total jack variants is 1090

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
1064 Smiths Smiths Bevelift - H Section Lifting Arm 26 September 2022
1065 Lake & Elliot Unknown Screw Jack 10 October 2022
1066 Tangye Tangye Hydraulic 8 Ton Toe Jack 31 October 2022
(Copy) Engineering Tangye Hydraulic 8 Ton Toe Jack 31 October 2022
1067 Tangye Tangye Single & Double Screw Jack 14 November 2022
1068 Tangye Tangye Double Lift with Bevel winder Jack 14 November 2022
1069 Tangye Tangye Screw Jack with Ratchet Winder 14 November 2022
1070 Tangye Tangye Traverse Jack Type A 15 November 2022
1071 Tangye Tangye Traverse Jack Type AAA 15 November 2022
1072 Tangye Tangye Traverse Tram-Car Jack 15 November 2022
1073 Tangye Tangye Iron Case Toe Jack 15 November 2022
1074 Tangye Tangye Bottle Jack 'I' 15 November 2022
1075 Tangye Tangye Bottle Jack 'Ka' 15 November 2022
1076 Tangye Tangye Ratchet Bottle 'G' 15 November 2022
1077 Tangye Tangye Transport Jack 15 November 2022
1078 Tangye Tangye Tripod Jack 'H' 15 November 2022
1079 Tangye Tangye Quick Lifting Tram Car Jack 15 November 2022
1080 Tangye Tangye Winlass Toe Jack 15 November 2022
1081 Tangye Tangye Cable Drum Lifting Jack 15 November 2022
1082 Tangye Tangye Rail Lifter Jack 15 November 2022
1083 Metallifacture Metallifacture Ford Cortina Mk2 Jack 22 November 2022
1084 Shelley Triumph 2000 Mk2 Jack 9 December 2022
1085 Engineering Youngs 5 Ton Capstan Jack 14 December 2022
1086 Shelley Shelley 205 Double Lift Jack 16 December 2022
1087 Metallifacture Metallifacture Trolley Jack 28 December 2022
  Metallifacture Unknown Jack Identified For The Jaguar MK10 3.8L 22 January 2023
  Smiths Bevelift identified for the Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire 346 30 January 2023
  Smiths Bevelift identified for the Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire first 500 cars 30 January 2023
  Smiths Double Bevelift identified Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire final cars 30 January 2023
1088 SkyHi SkiHi S861 Trolley Jack 5 March 2023
1089 Enots Enots Hydraulic Jack (No Ribs) 6 March 2023
1090 Miscellaneous Weber Trolley Jack 13 March 2023

Jack Sales Decline

Sales of jacks on my monitored lists have dropped off dramatically since pre-Covid in 2019 when I recorded 844 sales. Post Covid in 2021 this dropped to 525 sales. In 2022 with the world's economic issues this dropped further to 353 sales; almost a 60% decline since Covid in 2020.

Jack Values

Jack values generally dropped in 2022 up to 40% in many cases, with the exception of some types for high end valued cars. But even these were generally 10% to 20% down.


Highest 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.



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