This week in the workshop 11/07/20

Welcome to our second installment of what we intend to be our regular feature on what we have been working on in the workshops. This week we have an updates on projects including an XK120 restoration, cars sold, a V12 E-Type and a trailer.

Sales continue to be strong

We have been pleased to find that, since reopening, sales have been strong. In fact they have surpassed our expectations. We are delighted to be able to offer socially distanced viewings by appointment and our insurers have helped us make solo test drives possible, all of which makes us an attractive and safe way to buy a classic in the current climate.

In recent weeks we have sold two XK150 dropheads, two XK140 dropheads and an XK120 OTS restoration project; the most recent of which is pictured here.

We continue to have new stock coming in, including a fully restored Jaguar XK150 3.4 S drophead which has just been put up for sale. In the coming weeks we are also expecting an XK150 3.4 S OTS and an XK150 DHC to come onto the market.

Please do get in touch with us if you are looking to buy an XK as we can often source the right car for a buyer's needs or if you are interested in marketing your XK, E-Type or other classic Jaguar.

Jaguar XK150 sold by Twyford MoorsJaguar XK150 sold by Twyford Moors

Jaguar XK150 3.4 S for saleJaguar XK150 3.4 S for sale

Jaguar E-Type V12

Work has continued on the V12 E-Type we featured last week. The suspension is back together and now an extensive program of tidying and improvements in the engine bay has started. Currently we are changing all the rubber hoses in the engine bay which is a rather long winded job on a V12 E-Type and is therefore often overlooked. This is well worthwhile as minor air leaks can cause running issues and tired old hoses run the risk of coolant leaks or worse.

Jaguar E-Type V12 engine bay

Fully restored XK120 OTS

This beautiful Jaguar XK120 OTS or "roadster" was in the background of one of our photos last week. This week we have had the car out on the road for its final checks.

This XK120 has undergone an 18 month full nut and bolt restoration and now looks absolutely stunning. It has a lovely history having been rallied in the 1950s and as such the restoration has been done sympathetically with originality and patina kept where it could be. Much work and attention the detail has been put into this car including recreating its original badge bar.

Jaguar XK120 fully restored

New restoration arrival

As work continues and we progress with the restorations we have under way it is nice to see new restorations arrive. This week we took in this Jaguar XK140 drophead restoration project.

If you are looking to have a car restored please get in touch to discuss your needs. We keep a number of project cars in stock ready to be restored to the buyers specification or we can help source the right car.

Jaguar XK140 DHC restoration project

Jaguar XK120 OTS dashboard

Not only do we carry out full nut and bolt restorations but we also help home restorers to complete their projects. This XK120 OTS had the body and much of the mechanical work done by the owner and has come to us for the electrics, trimming, to have the mechanicals checked over and to be commissioned for the road. This week we completed the electrical work and fitted this rather beautiful, freshly trimmed dashboard.

Jaguar XK120 OTS dashboard

Trailer TLC

This is not the most exciting job and not even a classic car but this week our open trailer has been receiving some TLC including a new electric winch to make collections and deliveries that little bit easier for our drivers.

Both of our covered and open trailers have been out and doing a lot of work in the past few months so they do require regular maintenance. We have been encouraging our customers to take advantage of our collection and delivery service as it is another way we can keep both our staff and customers safe during this difficult time by minimising contact.

Twyford Moors trailer collection service