We’ve been lucky enough to work on this unique car. It was originally modified by Guy Salmon to celebrate their 25th anniversary year. They modified five Jaguar XJS cars in total – four convertibles and this rather special coupé.
It came to us needing improvements to its suspension, a full respray and repairs to its engine.
The previous poor repair work and plenty of hidden rust turned the respray job into a bit of a marathon. The body shop did an excellent job converting the original two-tone black and silver scheme to pure black all over – making the Guy Salmon wings on the boot and roof blend in wasn’t easy! However, the results speak for themselves.
The engine was also in a bad state, necessitating the removal of one cylinder head –a very difficult and time-consuming task on this engine – and we found various broken parts inside it.