Continuing our series of guest blog posts, we asked loyal customer Tony Bray to tell us why he chose his XJS, and how KWE helped to make it ‘the best car it could be.’
Funds were not available at the time, but I never stopped dreaming, and in 2015 I started on my plan to once again own this great grand tourer, but this time with its previous weaknesses consigned to distant memories.
With the help of KWE, we sourced a 1995 Celebration Coupe and proceeded to fully upgrade the suspension, steering, brakes, exhaust and headlights. This included full wax protection of the chassis, engine service, nanopolymer paint coating, and new interior headlining.
I took delivery in November 2015 and every time I take to the road it’s like being ‘Toad’ in The Wind in the Willows, overcome with excitement on the open road, enjoying the magnificence of this elegant cruiser – which now makes a splendid noise and eats up straights and bends alike with great precision.
The car had previously been in store for several years on the Isle of Wight, and at the end of May my wife and I shall be taking it back from Manchester to the Isle of Wight for two weeks’ holiday which will, I think, be an apt place for the coupé to show off its new lease of life.”
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