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Whilst we have an extensive E-type stock list for you to chose from, we understand that you may already own your car and therefore only require the services that make up our restoration process. We have specialist knowledge in the Jaguar make to ensure quality and originality is retained. In equal measure, we have sourced the most effective, yet sympathetic upgrades to enhance your driving experience. Typically a full restoration will take 10 months to complete, however we do not guarantee an exit date, as we will not compromise on quality.  

Appraisal and stores

Our experienced team of craftsmen will appraise your car to document which parts are present and which are missing by using our 'tagging' system which identifies parts as 'serviceable' and 'unserviceable.' We are able to assess the condition of components and establish whether they are of suitable condition for refurbishment. If components are unable to be reused, our stores department holds enough stock for 6 E-types to prevent production stalls. 

Body and metal 

Body and metal 1 WEB

  • Shot blasting
  • Fully documented body appraisal
  • Panel replacement/fabrication repairs where required including sill strengtheners on both roadster's and coupé's whilst secured to a purpose-built jig system
  • Lead loading of all joints
  • Complete pre-assembly mock up of all components, bright work, glass and rubber seals
  • Pre-paint check and quality control
  • Deconstruction of mock up 


Paint WEB

  • Pre colour preparation including final adjustment of panel gaps, alignment, anti-stone chip coating and multi-functional seam sealing of all panel joints
  • High build primer
  • Paint colour matched to our original Jaguar colour chips to replicate the closest possible match to factory finish. Due to the composition of paints nowadays, it would be impossible to match them identically, as originally they contained lead and metallic paints were manufactured using ground fish scales (which is how they achieved their glittering properties).
  • Colour application in base coat and clear, laid down in our low bake oven
  • Meticulous final wet sand and polish
  • Pre-assembly inspection
  • Protective wrap applied
  • Component detailing of vehicles' running gear, trim etc. All wet sprayed in 2K high solid black gloss to ensure high weather resistance, anti-corrosion properties, easy cleaning and an outstanding finish.


Engine WEB

  • Engine stripped down and components assessed
  • Cleaned using specialist cleaning machine on-site
  • Cleaned components are assessed again for usability
  • Components are then either refurbished or replaced
  • Cylinder head ported and polished, converted to run on unleaded fuel
  • Complete engine rebuild
  • Once fitted in assembly - engine department can commission
  • Engine dyno
  • Rolling road 


Assembly WEB

  • Body shell received from paint shop
  • Wiring loom installed
  • Major components installed
  • Axles installed
  • Original components re-assembled (assess - refurb - replace)
  • DynaMat sound deadening installed by trim team
  • Wiring and test system completed
  • Chrome-work fitted
  • Complete bonnet fitted
  • All glass fitted
  • Locks and catches fitted
  • Engine commissioned by the engine department
  • General road safety - MOT preparation
  • Road testing


Trim WEB

  • Stripped down and components assessed
  • Refurbished or components replaced
  • Interior chrome sent away for re-chroming
  • Re-trim can be offered to original standards or be upgraded to full leather trim
  • Period Jaguar features and details retained throughout production
  • Interior installed alongside stage 2 assembly
  • Scottish leather supplied by Andrew Muirhead for superior quality and finish.

E-type handover

E type handover WEB

  • 101 point pre-delivery inspection before handover
  • Test drive and personal set-up before handover
  • Full restoration documented through quality control build process sheets
  • 1,000 mile check-up. We invite you back to make any final adjustments and set-up preferences after your first 1,000 miles - UK only
  • Photographs uploaded to your personal URL allowing you to track progress from anywhere in the world at any time
  • Full nut and bolt restoration comes with a 12 month warranty - UK only. Additional cover may also be purchased
  • Upon completion your car will be professionally photographed
  • You will be given a book of professional images as well as a USB device containing photos of the full rebuild
  • Service plan contract - UK only
  • Aftercare advice
  • New Forest Classic Cars will arrange delivery of your new investment to any port or airport of your choice in the UK or right to your door (UK only). All cars are shipped and delivered with total protection, to ensure your car arrives in the same condition as it leaves New Forest Classic Cars.

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