We are Terry and Karen
Lippincott, proprietors of Lippincott's Garage. Our
shop is a small, family owned business located in Sinking
We began working on Jaguars in 1966 out of necessity
because we owned a '62 E-Type and couldn't afford to
pay anyone to fix it! When it came time to rebuild the
engine, we saved our money, bought a factory Jaguar
shop manual from England, and rebuilt the engine in
the basement garage of our home. Soon Terry was working
on other peoples' Jaguars during nights and weekends
while he worked full time days as a machinist.
Our reputation for doing quality work at very competitive
rates allowed our business to grow quickly. By 1972,
we had outgrown the basement garage and had to expand.
We sold our '62 E-Type and used that money to build
a garage behind our house. In 1977 Terry went full time
working on Jags and we moved the business to the current
location a year later.
Terry does the bulk of
the repair and restoration work in the shop, and he
oversees a small support staff to handle special
aspects of shop work.
Terry's right-hand man is Phil Wright. Phil, an archaeologist,
stopped at the shop a number of years ago to ask Terry
how much he should pay for his Dad's XK140. Terry's
answer was "nothing". Phil did buy his Dad's
XK140 and a short time after that bought a tired XKE.
Phil made frequent trips to the shop with how-to questions
and to-do work on his XKE. During some of Phil's visits
Terry would ask him to lend a hand once in a while and
he told Phil that if he continued to hang around he'd
put him to work. Phil has been the right (or Wright)
hand man for 30 years.
Terry's left-hand person
is our daughter Stephanie. About 5 years ago Steph was
between jobs and at that time Terry was in need of someone
to do grunt work. Since Steph was used to working with
horses, working hard and getting dirty was not a problem.
She has gotten well past grunt work and is capable of
disassembling engines, rears, and suspensions as well
as being Terry and Phil's helper.
I am Karen, Terry's wife.
About 20-plus years ago I needed a change of jobs and
Terry needed someone in the office to handle the phone.
I was not a secretary or a parts person but have had
lots of on-the-job training. I'm the phone answerer,
gopher, bathroom cleaner, and sort-of secretary.
All together we are Lippincott's
We still own vintage
Jaguars and enjoy driving and racing
Karen and Terry's '62 E-Type, circa 1969
Our Current Location