We were no stranger to this wonderful classic Jaguar E-Type, or its new owner, when we were asked to complete a full restoration and series of upgrades.

Just months previously he had purchased the car from us having been pointed in our direction searching for his dream classic car by one of our regular AC Cobra clients.  Whilst the original 1968 car was in good condition and mechanically extremely sound, the new owner had aspirations to complete upgrades to the car to create an enhanced specification and fully restored body colour and interior trim.

Happy to oblige our expert restoration team collaborated with him to create a restoration brief which would see the car fully restored to its original glory, along with some modern touches to enhance the driving experience.

First-up was a back to bare metal full body restoration, rectifying any bodywork issues before the car was re-painted to an original an eye-catching Dark Blue Jaguar colour.

Inside a complete new trim would complement the new exterior. Dark blue carpets were installed to the floors and the Jaguars sports seats were meticulously finished in beautiful French Blue leather.

Mechanically the car was sound, however with the vehicle apart we took the opportunity to upgrade the brakes, electric power steering and suspension to ensure the cars long-term peak performance.

Final touches included a new leather dash and door trims to match the French Blue interior and a few mod-cons were added behind a classic look DAB radio with an iPod Bluetooth hands free unit and charging power point.

The finished E-Type left the workshop purring, with all the finesse and Jaguar style worthy of such a beautiful classic car.