A service shop full of nothing but E-Types and a parts department to build an entire new E-Type: XKs Unlimited has it all.
As a precursor to our Monterey Car Week, we headed down to San Luis Obisbo to XKs Unlimited. This is the same company that has saved our bacon in a pinch and provided the many specific parts E-Type parts on request. Pete in ordering knows every E-Type part number off the top of his head.
The facility itself is setup into two distinct operations, that being service and parts. XKs does full service and restoration work, leaving only the paint work outsourced. The parts take up a bulk of the space and are ordered in a small showroom. This time around we spotted the E-Type racecar owned by XKs Unlimited president Jason Len.
In this building is nothing but Jaguar Parts.
a peek inside the parts warehouse.
Jason Len’s E-Type racecar in the showroom.
A closer look at Jason Len’s potent E-Type racecar with bespoke bits everwhere.
Main service area
Main service area
There is a building dedicated to bodywork.
Upholstery and trimming area
XK140 being prepped for interior.
V12 bay fully restored.
A future exciting project. V12!
Machine and fabrication room.
-Superb presentation of a series II roadster.
-All neccessary work completed.
-Upgraded to triple SU carbrettors.
-Comes with tools, jack and knock-off hammer
-Built March 1970 registered and delivered in Canada in 1971.
-New crush grain vinyl top professionally fitted.
-New wheels and tires
-Recent work: alternat=all cooling lines, otter switch, rear end shocks, front brakes.
-2012 paint by Jetstream Custom Auto.
-Coolest E-Type in town, fitted with factory AC and it still blows cold!
-Presents as nice Driver-condition.
-Original British Racing Green FHC.
-Fitted with V12-style quad exhaust.
-Passed recent out-of-Provence inspection from Alberta.
-Recent work (2006-2015): install spin-on filter, new lower ball joints, front brake rotors, upper ball joints, heater core, water pump, recharge ac, new ac compressor, xk’s suspension kit, starter, wiper motor, washer motor, rad fans, wheel bearings, rear u-joints.
-Chassis 1R26541 has a storied history availble on XKDATA: http://www.xkedata.com/cars/detail/?car=1R26541
Today was the 12th annual Jaguars On The Island 2015 hosted by the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria at the Windsor Park, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC.
This JCNA sanctioned event claims to be the largest of it’s kind in North America!
This year many fantastic cars showed up including a 1934 S.S.1 driven by Woody & Kyoko Wood was driven up from Marina, Washington. This car will be available for sale and you can reach the Wood’s at email@example.com.
E-Types were popular at this year’s event. They made up the bulk of show with 25 similar cars lined up. Towards the end of our gallery we have the immaculately prepared roadster from Brain Evers which was getting judged just as we arrived.
Saving the best for last, RM Sotheby’s final announcement for their Amelia Island sale next month is 1955 Jaguar D-Type Chassis no. XKD 530 with an estimate of $3,750,000 – $4,250,000.
*Extensively documented; multiple in-period 1st place finishes
*Comprehensive restoration in 2003 by noted D-Type expert
*Subject of a five-part feature series in Jaguar World Monthly
*Vintage racing participation, including at the Mille Miglia and Goodwood Revival
*Accompanied by a FIVA Passport, FIA papers, and a JDHT Certificate
Excellent images are by Patrick Ernzen ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s