Harry Metcalfe, founder of Evo magazine and advisor to Jaguars 'Special Vehicle Operations' brought his XJ12C to us earlier this year for our performance suspension package and a few other mods.
Harry runs 'Harry's Garage' on Youtube - a fine TopGear alternative. Here is Harry's review, showing off the improvements made to the car.
The look on his face says it all!
Delighted and honored to meet Sir Patrick Stewart, as he arrived to collect the XJS. A few hours chat, and kindly posing and taking some time with our 3 boys - a real pleasure to work for.
After a lengthy process to correctly restore this recently modified 6.0ltr XJ Coupe, it has finally graced the pages of the international 'Jaguar World' magazine.
As fans of the 'Marvel' collection, we feel most privileged to be undertaking a full overhaul of Sir Patrick Stewart's own XJS Convertible, shipped back from California to his UK residence.
1962 Flat Floor E-type restoration completed.The vehicle is now for sale through the owner. Please contact us for details.
Jaguar Enthusiasts Club GT & Saloon race series
2016 sees XjRestorations Ltd as the title sponsor with Toyo Tires for the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club GT & Saloon race series.
As authorised dealers of Toyo Tires, this sponsorship further enhances our working relations with the worlds biggest one make car club, and one of the worlds leading tyre manufacturers.
SAFETY DEVICES MK1/2 - 420/S-TYPE ROLL CAGE:
Diagonal bar full cage.
The last one in stock - from the only UK Jaguar stockist!
The last one is available at just £1000 inclusive of VAT.
Carriage on a pallet is an additional £50 within the UK mainland.
2017 RACE SERIES BUILD:
A new build for the 2017 Jaguar Enthusiasts Club race series.
Having won the Group A 2016 Champsionship in the XjRestorations prepared XJ40 JaguarSport, Adam powderham is to compete in Groupd D for 2017 in this Supercharged XJR. The build is underway now on site, ready for testing in February 2017.
As of September 30th 2016 - XjRestorations Ltd will no longer be working on any modern Jaguar. Our cut off point will be the XJ40 and XJS models. We will not wo rk on models built after 1994.
We will gladly recommend the services of our friends at South Coast Garage Services in Eastbourne - who are JLR trained technicians for all modern Jaguar works.
BRANDS HATCH 2016 XJ CELEBRATIONS:
June 5th saw us return to Brands hatch to celebrate the XJ Series cars.
The weather was fantastic - and we got out onto the track at lunchtime.
Click on the image to view the gallery from the day.
XJ SERIES GATHERING AT BRANDS HATCH!
Following on from last years huge success of the Coupe celebration, XjRestorations Ltd are running the event again this year - but open to ALL series 1-2-3 cars! Held at Brands Hatch again to coincide with the XjRestorations/Toyo Tyres Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club GT and Saloon race weekend on Sunday June 5th at 10am.
The event is slightly later this year - so we are hoping for some sun - and the lunch time track parade that we had to cancel last year! Register your interest by visiting the Facebook page - Jaguar XJ Series 1/2/3, and join in to make this the largest gathering of XJ's ever seen in the UK!
For tickets, go to HERE and enter the promotional code JEC, to receive day tickets for just £8 when ordered online - and full weekend tickets for £14. The XJ Celebration is on Sunday ONLY - but JEC racing on both days.
A visit from Jaguar Worlds Jim Patten in February saw a great review of the recently completed Avon Daimler DoubleSix. See the May 2016 issues of Jaguar World for the full report;
" Beachy Head in the summer can be very windy. In January it is positively gale like. But the day was clear and we even grasped the opportunity to lower that hood. It took longer than the minute promised but Keith and I had it down quickly enough. The V12 started instantly was smooth to the point of being sublime. Heading off towards Beachy Head the roads were bereft of tourist traffic and had the temperature not been so low, it would have been the perfect day. I drove with my thumb twixt door and A-post, feeling for any scuttle shake. Either my digit was numb from cold or this is one very taught car. Even through the tight bends, following the coastline it was very controlled and every inch a true Daimler Double Six. With the hood erect if felt cosy and warm inside with no drafts, thankfully! "
Jaguar Worlds Jim Patten visited us again to report on a Coupe running one of our fast road engines combined with a ZF 4 speed automatic conversion. The full report is to be found in June 2016's magazine.
" Taken in isolation, this gearbox is a tremendous improvement and of course will be instantly familiar to XJ40 owners. But it seems even more impressive when done as part of an overall package. There’s nothing radical with this coupe but where it scores is having all of the standard components rebuilt to such a high standard. With all of the basics working exactly as they should, the chassis, also designed to cope with the V12 engine, is more than capable of dealing with the more powerful six-cylinder engine shifting through a lighter gearbox. "
Xjrestorations Ltd - the sole UK Jaguar agent for Safety Devices International.
XjRestorations Ltd are the only UK supplier of Safety Devices International Ltd Roll Cages.
With race season rapidly upon us - order now!
These Jaguar products are built to order.
We currently have in stock -
XJ6/12 Series 1/2/3, XJ40 Cage
MK1/2 S-type/420 Cage.
Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club pre '66
We are so very pleased to announce that we will be the 2016 title sponsors of the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club pre '66 race series.
This is an outstanding series, with some phenomenal racing.
We will post the venues and dates in the next few days - come and see these stunning cars in action!
The 2016 XjRestorations/Toyo Tyres JEC GT and Saloon Race Calendar
Just released, the full 2016 race program. Come and join in with some exhilarating classic racing, and the best tracks the UK has to offer.
Come and see the two cars we run in action!
Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Brands Hatch Track Day - February 26th
Pre season testing for the XjRestorations/Toyo Tyres GT and Saloon race season comes to Brands Hatch.
Continuing the JEC's successful formula of providing an informal track day experience to our members and beyond, they are returning to the famous track, Brands Hatch.
Expert tuition will be available to get the best from your car under strictly controlled conditions. Technical support is also provided as part of the trackday experience in addition to talks with like-minded enthusiasts. All that is required is a road or race legal car, which need not be a Jaguar. Non JEC members are also welcome. Corporate/Company packages & group bookings can be negotiated.
The day consists of a briefing, followed by demonstration/sighting laps with newcomers as passengers. The Instructor will talk you round the circuit. There follows one-to-one laps with the Instructor sitting alongside &, when you are ready, you can go out alone.
Instructors’ services may be used throughout the day. Track sessions in groups of around 20 cars for up 15 minutes and you may run as many sessions as time permits, normally a total of 2.5 hours track time. The circuit is marshalled & closely regulated to ensure those new to trackdays get the very best experience.
* £215 for JEC Members.
* £235 for non-Members.
* Additional driver £35.
* Passenger £10.
* Spectators free.
To take this opportunity to explore your Jaguar at a track without the constraints of the open road, in a safe, controlled environment, contact Terry Dye using the contact details below:
Tel: 01453 842399
If you have never experienced a track day beforebelow is a helpful guide to preparing yourself for what should be a rewarding experience written by Scot Mansell.
Work is under way now for the XJ Coupe 40th birthday gathering!
We have a prime trackside spot at Brands Hatch secured now for SUNDAY 31st MAY 2015.
This will coincide with the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club saloon and GT race meeting.We aim to gather as many Coupes together as possible for this milestone. We are working on having some very special cars there on the day - including a genuine Broadspeed.
We have arranged for a lunch time track parade with the cars, and negotiated a discounted entry fee to Brands Hatch (pricing to be confirmed)
The events is open to owners and enthusiasts alike - and we are keen to see your car - no matter the condition.
If you own a Coupe - come and join in - if you don't own one - come and marvel at Jaguars beautiful creation and enjoy the action on the track!
Email us your confirmation of attendance - and keep checking the Facebook page for event updates!