Midsouthern Restorations

1967 Jaguar XKE 2+2

Only once did we Sub Contract out for help on this now beautiful 1967 Jaguar XKE 2+2. This car came from Knoxville, TN after the current owner inherited it from his father after he passed away. The new owner lives in Los Angeles CA and is a producer for a nationally known television show. He contacted us due to the proximity of the car from our shop.

The Jag was in a very sad shape cosmetically and mechanically. It had signs of previous accidents and had much rust eating away at the body. We could tell the drive train had been worked over before and was shoddy at best. Once disassembled I contacted JD at JD’s British Cars in Nashville, TN and contracted to him all the electrical rebuilding and mechanical rebuilding of every item on the car. They are much more familiar with these types of vehicles. Our Job was to do a complete rust repair and body and paint on the exterior and all parts mechanically to be painted.

The partnership on this project worked out well. I usually do not post this many pictures of a restoration but this one was extremely important to get right one time and at least 1000 pictures were taken before during and after from both shops. After JD’s shop put in the last piece of awesome upholstery work the car was near done except testing and tweaking. The car turned out flawless and the owner flew in from LA and took for his test drive. A little more tweaking the sexy Jag was sent home to CA. I asked the owner where he lived and he said just behind the “HOLLYWOOD” sign the other side of the hill. Pictures tell a story on this one.