This number matching car was completely stripped and all rust effected sections were removed and replaced with new sections or parts thereof. All joints and repairs are lead loaded (a method used by period car manufacturers instead of fillers) and finished with a layer of modern body finishing.
All brightwork was re-chromed and where necessary replaced.
The vehicle received a full re-spray in Opalescent Silver Grey.
The engine was rebuilt including:
- New inlet and exhaust valves
- Main shell bearings
- Big end shell bearings
- Piston rings
- Timing chain
- Oil pump
- Rear oil seal conversion
- Hardened valve seats for the use of unleaded petrol
- A new water pump with reduced diameter pulley wheel
- Stainless steel exhaust with original cast/enamelled manifolds
- A new alternator
- An additional electric cooling fan with inline thermostat switch
The original differential (Ratio 3.54:1) with limited slip was also refurbished
The steering and suspension were dismantled, cleaned, stripped and re-painted. Every nut, bolt, bushing and bearing was either reconditioned or replaced with new parts. Polyurethane bushes were used throughout.
A power steering upgrade was fitted at the same time.
Four new back springs and shock absorbers and front shock absorbers were fitted. A Harvey Baileys anti-roll bar system (handling kit) was also added for better road holding. The original steering column was used which will allow the steering wheel to be adjusted in deeps but not in height.
The original brakes were reconditioned. The brake servo and servo tank were replaced with new parts and all brake pipes and connections were replaced.
The front brakes were changed to vented discs and 4 pot callipers.
All new fuel pipes, as well as a new fuel tank and an upgraded SU fuel pump, was fitted.
All pipework (metal and rubber) was replaced with new pipes and the original heating system was restored.
Wheels and Tyres:
New hubs and new chrome wire wheels J6.5×15 fitted with Vredestein 205/70 VR 15 96 V
A basic tool kit and spare wheel was included
Electrical and Instrumentation Work
All electrical and instrumentation work was reconditioned and a new wiring harness with a separate hazard warning light system was fitted. A battery cut off switch was also fitted with a clock bypass. Head lights were fitted to European, i.e. left hand drive specifications.
Interior Trim and Upholstery
The interior of the car was insulated with sound and heat resisting matting. The upholstery was completed in red real leather with an Alcantara headlining and a black leather dash.
Seats were fitted with removable head rests. Period three-point seat belts with Jaguar logo were fitted for the driver and passenger. The luggage compartment and center console are finished in the same leather than the seats and door cards and fitted with chrome luggage strips and new rubber inlays.
Non original upgrades
- 5 speed gearbox
- Aluminum radiator
- Four pot calipers in front
- Vented front brake discs and 4 pot calipers
- Polyurethane bushings fitted all around
- Stainless steel braided brake hoses and all new brake lines
- Moto-Lita steering wheel
- High torque starter
- Electronic ignition
- Power steering system
- Upgraded heating system