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Customer Feedback

Jimmy just a note to let you know how pleased I am with the system. The quality is superb and the fit is spot on, I am so pleased that I didn’t opt for a cheaper brand.
At the same time I fitted an ITG air filter from Rob Beere and the increase in top end performance is staggering and the sound has to be heard to be believed.
John Flemans
Watch John’s video of his system

Hi James
I duly received the 120 system, fitted to the car without problem.
Congratulations for the quality of work ! It is truly a work of art.
I solved the starter problem and finally heard the 120 new sound. Fantastic ! Just what I wanted.
A set of earplugs will be on the shopping list for long drives, but who cares …

Best regards
Francis Thibaud (France)


Jimmy, I have just fitted the whole exhaust system you made for me on to my E-Type. Not only was it a precision fit and so easy to put together but the sound is the icing on the cake. I had to write and thank you and your team for renewing my faith in good old british craftsmanship which i thought was a thing of the past!
Best regards
David Turner

Our Short Manifold System sent to a customer this week and another great review :
‘’I received the exhaust system safely this morning.
It is superb as I was expecting.Many thanks, I never thought I would buy a work of art!”
Best regards,
Dave Mitchell

Hi Jimmy,

Just a quick email to let you know I have only just fitted your exhaust, here are some photos for you.

I have to tell you that I will never ever buy another exhaust system from another supplier your system is simply the best that I have ever come across in the last thirty five years of rebuilding these old Browns Lane cars !

Talk about fit it and forget it, I have fitted it in well less than an hour and it is like a Vasheron Constantine watch, pure craftsmanship !


Alan, E Type Exhaust S1 4.2 FHC

E Type Exhaust S1 4.2 FHC E Type Exhaust S1 4.2 FHCE Type Exhaust S1 4.2 FHC E Type Exhaust S1 4.2 FHC

Hi Jimmy, Just to say thanks, system fitted and the guys commented at Maidstone Sports cars how nice the system is and how easy it was to fit.
P.S. Sounds great :)
4.2 E-Type Long Manifold with 2.1/4” rear system

I’ve been traveling every week for three months but finally had the system installed by my mechanic this past weekend. It is fabulous! Both of us are blown away by the quality of your workmanship and attention to detail. I find myself going to the garage just to start it up to hear that delicious E-Type exhaust note that has been missing from my car for years!
The forming and welding of the pipes and mufflers is outstanding, as is the finish on all the parts. Particularly impressive is the quality and detail of the hangers, clamps, dipstick bracket, alternator shield supplied with the system.
The fitting to my existing SS tailpipes, as we discussed, was a cinch.
I couldn’t be more pleased that I bought your system even with it’s slightly higher cost than some cheaper setups. It is the best!
H.B. Wilmington USA.

I’ve just fitted the exhaust system you sold me, it fits absolutely perfectly with no modifications or alterations necessary. It has also increased the performance and drivability of the car.
I have had many classic cars over the last 40 years and worked on and restored a lot of cars over that time, but I can honestly say this is the finest quality system I’ve come across.
Best regards.
Mike Birtwistle

I opened the box today, looks like a work of art, perfect.

Hi Jimmy,
The exhaust system has arrived today and looks great! Thank you again!
Wolfgang Dippold

Hello Jimmy I have sent you photos of your exhaust which we have found extra 25H.P. and more torque in low RPM, thank you sincerely.
Mark (France)

Jimmy just to say another superb quality system – both of the cars are noticeably a lot more lively. Regards, Peter
Jaguar MK11 and XK150 fitted with our latest ‘Long Manifold’

Well what can say but FAB…  it looks Great I will be showing it off next weekend many thanks. 
MK11 Manifold for Prestige car company

For a great many years, I had no idea what a Jaguar was truly meant to sound like.  Now I know.  Your workmanship is stunning (I jacked up the car to get a better look) and the car is a great deal more fun to drive as your system seems to make it significantly more free-revving .  Thank you again for all your efforts to keep the delay to a minimum and my highest compliments on a fine piece of engineering and craftsmanship.  I will surely remember to toast you next January 25th.
All the best
Robert K.

The car that we purchased the headers and exhaust system for, the 1st one we sold and installed,
won Best in Class, and 1st place, at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills last month. It took
2nd place in the Driven category at the Muckenthaler JCNA sanctioned event a few weeks ago. (May – June 2013)
Tom Krefetz, Classic Showcase Inc.

Today I had a look at your craftsmanship. I am totally overwhelmed with it. Very nice work. I can’t wait to get it installed.
Udo Maass , Germany – 2 + 2 system

Thanks for the manifolds, they arrived in time for an early Christmas present (to myself). They are magnificent, can’t wait to get them fitted.
Bob Kemmis, Australia

3.8 Long Manifold system received and fitted, excellent.
John Wilkes

I really appreciate your work, it is clear for me that it was done with talent and I am sure you are proud of it, I like it a lot. Just yesterday I opened the packaging and as I told you once, it is a pity you cannot see my face of happiness
Eduardo, Argentina 

Hello James,
I never thanked you for the great long pipes you created for my E Type. Your workmanship was excellent. We were especially impressed with the smooth finish inside the pipes.
They fit perfectly. Look great. And, the car sounds almost like a Maserati.
I’ve attached a photo of the installation. You can only see the ends of the pipes. I get complements on the natural bluing effect. The car took 98.2 of 100 points and won a Concours d’ Elegance.
Steve Schoenberg

Hello Jimmy,
We received the exhaust system and put it on the car. It looks great and the fittings are perfect. I want to thank you for delivering such a nice product.
Lex van Lammeren (WWW.LEXCLASSICS.NL)

Collected my manifolds from Nostalgia Cars on Friday, must say I’m mightily impressed, the workmanship is absolutely first class, the car in rolling chassis format will be on display at the JEC Southern Day Beaulieu.  I’ll make certain all who ask know that they are your pipes. Thank You Very Much.
Graham Watt

Just to say thanks for sorting that long manifold for me.  It fitted perfectly after I stripped half the car to get it in (kidding – you can’t cut corners).
Made sure they were perfectly clean and polished before starting up so they have changed colour beautifully – like six gold plated pipes now.
What is most significant though is the performance – they really do help with a noticeable increase in power right the way through the range. A deeper exhaust note and more free revving also very noticeable.
Tim, Willow Triumph Darlington

Dear Jimmy,
I have just fit my new exhaust on my e type. Its sounds just fan-tas-stic! Discret under 3000 rpm and trully racing after 3500!  Bravo for the great quality of your products.
Incredible sound! Now i’have Classic fabs unit on 3 cars ! E-type, XK 150 and Mark 2. I Have a 1972 Mini Austin Estate 1000 cc, can you make some kind of big bore complete unit for this car? Thank you for this sporty summer.
Francois Tauriac

Dear Jimmy,
The race exhaust system is now in place (tight fit but worth the work !) .
The sound is just amazing and the engine breaths much better ! I’m really very satisfied, so thanks to you and to all your team !

Christophe Germain

I purchased a manifold system from you early last year for my XJ6 Series 3, it has worked very well and the car sounds great. I now have a Triumph and would like some of the exhaust clamps you sent with the Jaguar manifolds.
Andy Watson

Thank you for the E-Type exhaust system. It is everything that I expected.Congratulations on making such a great product.
Message from Steve Moulder, Queensland Australia

Jimmy just wanted you to know that the system looks great. Can’t wait to try it.
Dick Klise, California

Dear Jimmy,
Just a quick note to report the rebuilt engine is fitted back in the car along with a new 5 speed gearbox and your long exhaust manifold. It all looks superb and even though I am still running in, seems to be a very lively combination. Thanks for your help

Chris Ball

I can recommend Classicfabs systems – both manifolds and silencers – as their build quality and design is properly thought out, not just a few bits of bent stainless welded together
Comment posted by customer in E-Type forum

I’ve got the manifold, well packed and safely. Looks great, a real stunning work
Uwe Bitschnau (Austria)

Hi Jimmy, Just a message to let you know the manifolds have now FINALLY arrived. Am MOST impressed with the quality and your workmanship – they look absolutely stunning and are good enough for a Jaguar showpiece. Have showed the manifolds to a few people, (am so proud of them), and the general consensus is that they have never seen the like locally, and that we could not achieve the same bending and finish here. Therefore, a BIG THANKS, also for the excellent packaging, as well as for your patience.
Best regards, Gerry Kramer