Saturday 13th February 2021: Jaguar XJR-S 6.0 project update

Today’s update is only a brief one, with a couple of photographs down below. The pre facelift 6.0 Jaguar XJR-S which spent so much time down at the paint shop has been undergoing more work. The underside was disassembled, with both the front and rear subframes removed to be restored and repainted. Every last bush has been replaced too, so the car should drive perfectly too. New brake lines have been fitted, along with new hand brake pads, and new front discs and pads, so the car should stop as well as you would hope a V12 GT car built in the nineties could.

The wheels have all been delivered to Lepsons this week to be stripped and painted. I’ve never used them before, but I’ve heard great things from a number of people so I’m excited to see how they turn out. The wheels are due back at the end of next week and a new set of tyres will be waiting, so that the car can sit back on the floor when we’re just about ready for it.

The interior still needs attention, and that will be the focus of the coming weeks, to make sure everything is in good condition to be refitted to the car. I plan to change the carpet colour from grey to red, which should make a pleasant change and lift the interior. Depending on the time it takes to get some interior components made, I would hope the car could be on the road by the end of March.

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