XJS & XJ from KWE Cars
Classic Spirit Reborn

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Lister Mark III – body and suspension restoration video

In 2013, we started work to restore the body and suspension of this exceptional XJS car. The list of work we carried out was extensive, including a complete body strip, substantial rust repairs and protection, bare-metal respray, all-new suspension, brakes and steering, engine overhaul, custom exhaust, brand new interior and much more.

The results? See for yourself in this walk-around video and listen to that fabulous 7-litre V12 engine!

The owner recently sold the car at auction through Bonhams in Oxford for an impressive £72,620 – a true reflection of the quality of work and the car itself of course!

KWE Jaguar’s view on waterless coolants

We’ve recently posted a note within our website’s tech centre all about waterless coolants. To visit this page, click here.

cooling system

 

Jaguar XJS restoration story: from Malta with love

Jeremy

This 1989 convertible XJS exudes sophistication with its sleek chrome and tan leather interior. Travelling thousands of miles from Malta, this fine specimen, fondly known as Jeremy, has made quite a journey, and is a far cry from the tired looking car we started work on earlier this year.

On arrival at KWE, it quickly became apparent that the bodywork was in much worse condition than was originally suspected. We found out that the car had been involved in a frontal collision, large amounts of rust were present, and much of it had been disguised with filler and newspaper!

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KWE’s classic car news round up (Oct-Nov)

Here are a few news highlights from the classic car industry from the last couple of months…

Classics as investments: still a safe bet? (Car and Classic Magazine)

Today’s classic car market is attracting increasing numbers of investors and speculators. The last few years have certainly seen major increases in classic car values, with vehicles selling for the kind of money that would have seemed unthinkable even just a decade ago.

Ultra-low bank rates are encouraging enthusiasts and investors alike to spend their own money on cars, giving them an enjoyable asset that may continue to rise in value, rather than them simply relying on 1-2% from their bank.

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Restoring a Jaguar XJS? Make it look good, inside and out

When restoring a classic car like the XJS, we think it’s just as important for the car to look and sound as good on the inside as it does on the outside. Bring a touch of luxury to the inside of your car and let us help you specify a new interior. We offer a wide selection of interior schemes and audio upgrades, including:

New leather – We’ll help you chose from plain or perforated leather in a wide range of colours, with contrasting panels and colour-keyed piping. The leather can be embossed with the Jaguar ‘leaper’, ‘XJS’ or the KWE logo.

Leather

New carpets – The carpets we provide are wool and are available with a contrasting leather edge.

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The Jaguar XJS: ‘Plain Jane’ or classic beauty?

We think the Jaguar XJS looks quite the opposite of plain in this fabulous YouTube video we found. It’s visual tributes like these that really help to validate it as a beautiful classic car. We hope you enjoy watching the video as much as we did.

 

 

 

Jaguar XJS bodywork makeover – before and after video

As you know, one of the biggest potential dangers to your classic car’s wellbeing is rust. Rust can quickly take hold of a vehicle, particularly in the winter months, making your prized possession unsafe to drive.

Hot on the heels of our blog post all about rust last month, this video shows you how we were able to transform and restore this XJS Convertible back to its former glory. After rebuilding the rust decayed doors, repairing all the holes and straightening the panels, we applied our specialist rust treatment procedure to all the hidden structural box sections. We hope you enjoy the results!

Let KWE cars ensure your classic Jaguar doesn’t rust away this winter. For more information visit our website or call us on +44 (0) 1635 30030.