Get involved in this XJS Convertible restoration project – what will you choose?
We’ve been busy beginning restoration on this XJS V12 Convertible, offered for sale. Hailing from Liverpool, it has very low mileage, and will be an affordable and cost-efficient classic car once our work is finished.
All we need now is you! Would you like to play a part in the car’s restoration specification – and perhaps become its new owner? We’re inviting our readers to suggest improvements, such as the colour scheme for the body paint and interior. This is a chance to build the classic car you’ve always wanted!
You can find some photos of the work so far here. As we go through the process of dealing properly with typical rust issues, we’re relishing transforming this convertible into a very strong and reliable XJS.
If you’ve got some great ideas for this Jaguar, we want to hear them – contact email@example.com
It can be difficult to distinguish between some of our favourite XJS restoration and upgrade projects. Each one gives the KWE team immense satisfaction. However, one recent project does stand out.
At the request of a famous TV and music industry celebrity, this 6-litre, V12 convertible has been fully restored and upgraded with some unique styling features.
We’ve stripped the original aubergine paintwork and resprayed it black, with the addition of unique, colour-keyed bumper tops. The V12 was then given the full KWE treatment with a suspension/brakes/steering renewal and upgrade. You’ll definitely see this Jaguar coming with its quad headlamp fittings. The smart exterior is matched by the luxurious cream leather interior with black piping and the addition of perforated centre sections. The internal refurbishment was completed with new European walnut wood veneers.
This XJS has undergone extensive restoration and upgrade work and we think it looks stunning. However, we’ll let you be the judge of that. Take a look at our restoration images here.
We currently have two further low-mileage, convertible Jaguar XJS cars for sale.
Why not take a look at these, and all of our cars for sale here.
Our Jaguar XJS restoration skills were fully utilised during one of our latest projects, which features as our ‘Car of the month’ for March 2016.
The new owner of this stunning example of a fully restored XJS V12 coupé requested that we first find and purchase the donor car. (more…)
Our latest commission is to bring a very good example up to top condition with KWE suspension/brakes/steering, power enhancement, mid-level engine overhaul and a range of restoration and rust-preventative measures.
This monster of a car, complete with extensive 80’s body styling by Lister, has a highly modified Jaguar V12 7 litre engine, pumping out an estimated 500bhp through a 5 speed Getrag manual gearbox. There is more history on the car here.
Jaguar World MonthlyThe article describes the whole 2 year story and includes comment from the owner, Chris Winn and KWE’s MD Chris Knowles.
For copyright reasons we cannot reproduce the whole article here, so please buy a back copy (October 2007) from http://www.jaguar-world.com/.
Apart from our standard suspension renewal and handling upgrade, V12 intensive service and interior renewal, the car has had a unique high performance multipoint emulating LPG conversion affording higher power than on petrol and with two tanks to provide over 350 miles range.
Additional items include front and rear parking sensors, integrated satellite navigation, 7 speaker DVD/CD changer audio system, iPod connection, modified mid console to include analogue clock, deleting trip computer and reduced switch count.