The car was painted by a good friend who insisted that I do as much
of the body work as possible. I supplied the paint, a Ditzler 2 part epoxy
enamel, most of the block sanding and masking. Total cost of his time and
The pictures below show the outcome of the paintwork.
The target goal was a great looking driven class E-type that I could
enjoy driving. It was completed in the summer of 1986 and was enjoyed thoroughly
until 1994 when I got the itch to start another project. My wife, who is
herself a great Jag enthusiast suggested that since I had no room to store
another car, I should consider redoing the E to a more concours standard.
The first time around several items were not given the attention
required to make them near perfect and these items had been on my list
of things to correct.
The $250.00 paint job was holding up very well (good surface prep
is the key) but it had a bit of "orange peel" to it from the start. Also
I had cleaned but not detailed the engine compartment at all.
So in February of 1994 I delivered the Jag to a professional
shop whose work I had seen firsthand. They had done several XK120's for
a mutual aquaintance and had Street Rods featured in national magazines.
These pictures show the car as it
I really like the look of the car sans bumpers but I want it to be original
too. I will try to add pics of the interior at this stage when I find them.
emerged from the paint shop the
first time and had the finishing
(Click on the pic for a larger view)
Only continue to the next page if you have a strong stomach for what
can happen when things don't turn out like you plan.