XJS & XJ from KWE Cars

Car of the month: unique Guy Salmon Jubilee V12 Jaguar XJS coupé

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.

We took plenty of images to document each stage of this car’s restoration. To view the gallery click here. To see a video clip of the car in action, click here.

How did we do? We’d love to hear what you think about the work we’ve completed. Leave a comment or let us know via Twitter or Facebook.