February 13, 2018

Returning for paintwork

Back at the end of last year we had our 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1.5 in the workshops to inspect a brake binding issue. She’s now returned to have some touch up work carried out to the exterior paintwork.

The rear end will be painted and the engine bay around the bulkhead will be tidied.


Fitting up the bespoke leather steering wheel cover.

With the existing Bentley steering wheel being just that little bit too big to comfortably fit your legs in we decided to re-manufacture a 15″ steering wheel. Trickier than it sounds when we are having to use the original bezel.

With the steering wheel complete and in position we then had the tough task of finding a cover. Having searched the internet high and low for a 100% genuine leather steering wheel cover we were losing hope as we were unable to find something that fitted the look and style of our Bentley.

We then stumbled across KR Classics, specialists in the finest leather steering wheel covers and they were able to help.

So Asa has been busy this morning hand stitching the cover to close up around the wheel.

Building up the XJR Axle

We are now on the final stages of building up the axle of our 1996 Jaguar XJR Supercharged. It has taken us a little longer than expected due to parts coming in from Jaguar but now we have them Pete has been able to crack on with the project.

We are hoping within the next few days we’ll have the car back in and fitted up ready for body preparation and paint.