XJS & XJ from KWE Cars
Classic Spirit Reborn

Car of the month: stunning 1988 Jaguar XJS V12 convertible with room for ‘Pops’

We’ve recently completed the restoration of this now-stunning classic car. We were asked by the client to source a low-mileage donor car – it had to be blue, V12 and a convertible.


The car we found was actually Solent blue (a mid metallic blue). It was stripped back and repainted in Jaguar Westminster blue (a gorgeous dark navy).

The engine was removed for an intensive KWE overhaul, we also gave the car new suspension, brakes and a steering renewal and upgrade.

The interior has been fully refurbished. It now boasts brand new Connolly hide, European walnut woods and dark blue carpet.

Brand new interior

The client had one more special request – he likes to take his dog, a black Labrador named Pops, out with him when he drives his car, so needed somewhere flat in the back for him to sit. We took out the convertible luggage box in the back of the cabin and replaced it with a flat floor – not an easy task, as the rear of a stripped out Jaguar XJS is anything but flat! Thankfully we succeeded and now Pops sits in full wool-trimmed luxury.





We think you’ll agree that the client now has a durable and very fine example of a fully restored Jaguar XJS. To see its full restoration in pictures, visit the gallery on our website.

If you’ve got a Jaguar XJS needing a new, er, leash of life, give us a call on 01635 30030.

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