CLASSIC BRITISH CAR JACKS

-  30 DATABASES  -

2002 - Now In Its 22st Year - 2024

 

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 27/02/2024 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) (22) Desmo (3) Duco (4) Dunlop (82)
           
DWS (2) Engineering(44) Enots(5) Epco (29) Ern Lake (33) Eversure (22)
           
Ford (40) Harvey Frost (34) King Dick (28) Lake & Elliot(180) Lucas (4) Metallifacture(101)
           
Miscellaneous (69) Prima (19) Read (7) Shelley (104) SkyHi (57) Smiths (102)
           
Stadium (7) Tangye (46) Woden (7) Unknown (4)    

Number of jacks in each database shown in parentheses ()

Total jack variants is 1113

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 six months

    Latest Jack and Jack/Car Additions  
Number Database Jack Type Date Entered
1101 Metallifacture Delorean Scissor Jack 14 August 2023
1102 Metallifacture  Toyota Avensis scissor Jack 14 August 2023
1103 Metallifacture Nissan - Primera, Micra, Almera Jack 14 August 2023
1104 Metallifacture ALKO Caravan Jack 14 August 2023
1105 Metallifacture Metro, 100 and Mini Cabriolet Jack 28 August 2023
1106 Smiths Bevelift Jack With Wheel Brace Winder 29 August 2023
1107 Metallifacture Daimler Benz Van Screw Jack 4 September 2023
1108 Metallifacture SAAB 9-3 Scissor Jack 5 September 2023
1109 Metallifacture Peugeot 206 Jack 13 September 2023
1110 Metallifacture Nissan Terrano II 13 September 2023
1111 Metallifacture Metallifacture Scissor - Unknown 15 October 2023
1112 Engineering Unknown Railway Jack 13 January 2024
1113 King Dick A-Frame Jack 8 February 2024

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; and in 2023 there were just 339 sales. A 60% decline since Covid in 2020. Of the 339 jacks sales 126 were for Shelley, notably the jack types for LandRovers.

Jack Values

Jack values generally dropped in 2023 for the second year running, 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.

 

Terminology

Wooden Handles

Brochures and Pamphlets

Jack Seal Kits

Screw Jack Retaining Clamps