Imagine yourself cruising down the PCH in a gleaming Jaguar XJS, you’ve got the top down, Ray Bans on, and Santana’s playing on the radio while you’re taking in the stunning views at every turn… sounds good, right?
Well, why not get the world’s largest and most experienced Jaguar XJS restorations specialist make that dream a reality.
The Jaguar XJ-S is one of the most stylish sports touring cars in the world. It is entirely happy to be driven daily, whilst in great comfort and class. Owning an XJ-S marks you out as an individualist with impeccable taste. The feeling of grandeur you get while sitting in the cockpit wrapped in fine leather, wood and wool. Driving one makes you feel like you’re the king of the road, especially with KWE’s perfected steering, brakes and suspension set-up, ensuring you stay flat and low on the tarmac, while taking the sharpest of corners effortlessly. The all-aluminium V12 is the smoothest around – and one of the most reliable when properly restored and maintained.
“The suspension changes and power enhancement package have completely transformed this car. The difference between the standard set up and your upgrade is quite simply astonishing.”
– Dr C.S., Swindon, XJS Upgrade
The XJS is a great British classic that really stands out above the rest, that is why we at KWE are so dedicated and passionate about restoring these marvellous machines, transforming them into reliable, safe and excellent performing classic masterpieces.
“They’ve made it the car it should’ve been!”
– James May, BBC Top Gear
Maybe this is why we have seen our international clientele grow in recent years, especially from the U.S. This could also be down to the ever-growing investment value of a restored British classic like the XJS. We applaud our American clients that share our enthusiasm in making the XJS ‘the car it should’ve been’!
BringaTrailer.com have written a great article on the XJ-S, check it out here >> Why we love them: Jaguar XJ-S
Why send my XJS to KWE Cars to be restored?
We have restored over 350 XJSs covering all models, and gained over 15 years specialist experience, specifically on the XJS. KWE prides itself on being the largest and most experienced XJS specialist in world, bringing them up to ‘better than new’ standards. We have access to a wealth of Jaguar knowledge and genuine new and restored parts. All KWE cars have fully restored and uprated aircon systems. KWE offers a range of modernisations – better lighting, remote door unlock and boot release, one-touch window drop, daylight running lights, parking sensors, modern Bluetooth audio and bespoke solutions to suit your specific requirements.
How long does the restoration process take?
Typical turn-round time is 20 weeks, depending on level of restoration.
How do I transport my XJS to KWE in the UK?
We make the transport of US-registered cars to the UK easy with a door to door service via our trusted and vetted transportation partner CARS Europe.
Can KWE supply me with a LHD XJS base car?
We can offer a purchasing service in the US if customers do not already own one. There are no regulatory issues where the car is bought in the US, restored in the UK and returned. There are some great examples available on the US market, and at great prices compared to the UK and Europe at this time.
What about servicing and maintaining my KWE restored XJS in the states?
KWE will be offering support via appointed US service shops. There is also a good range of Jaguar parts suppliers in the US. But right now there are good specialist Jaguar shops around – and the car’s design is fairly simple, not requiring special equipment for maintenance (unlike modern cars)!
Can KWE add more power to my XJS?
KWE offer a range of performance enhancements for the V12 engines including sports stainless steel exhaust systems, digital engine management, free-flow inlet systems etc
When can KWE start my restoration?
If you already own an XJS you can order a restoration by us right now! Contact us today to start your XJS journey.
We are currently building a bespoke bodied XJS coupe for a client in Illinois – Take a look at the restoration gallery to get an idea of the work we put in to these superb classics.
Our California-based correspondent and friend Rhett Redelings elegantly explains what makes the XJS so special, and why he would choose the XJS over other classic cars available. Click the links below to find out what he has to say about these magnificent classics:Guest blog post vol. 1: What makes the Jaguar XJ-S special?
Guest blog vol.2: Why choose the Jaguar XJ-S over other classic cars?