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Federal XJ6C: Restoration Begins

Just received this 1976 Federal Jaguar XJ6C with another Series II XJ6L for a parts car. The car will have a complete mechanical restoration by us after body and paint from Jetstream Custom Auto.

Fingers crossed that the Delenaire 2 climate control system is fully functional, the manual on this system is 80 pages alone!

2012 Jaguars on the Island

Hosted by Merritt Chisholm for the Jaguar Car Club of Victoria. Over 120 Jaguars present, many for their JCNA rank. Cars from the Canadian XK Jaguar Register, Jaguar Car Club of Victoria, Jaguar Owners Club of Oregon and the Jaguar Drivers and Restorers Club of NWA.

One very special car was offered for sale, that being the California Blue Plate Jaguar E-Type from Michael Pickstone which was completely rust free and came with a very rare hardtop.

TWR XJS @ Owen Auto

This week a gentleman dropped by with special Jaguar that is a very rare sight in North America. What he had was an XJ-S with modifications by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) who was responsible for developing the Jaguar Sport Group A racecar. The project was fairly atypical of other cars in Group A in that the XJ-S was more a luxurious grand tourer than anything else. None the less, Tom Walkinshaw won the driver’s championship in 1984 and the coveted 24-Hours of SPA in the same.


Capitalizing on these victories, TWR offered a compressive program to tune XJ-S far above its intended performance potential. The Basic package included TWR wheels with Goodyear NCT tires, a comprehensive suspension kit that lowered the car, a race-inspired steering wheel, a new power steering valve that lowered the power steering effect and a purposeful body kit. For those wanted even more, TWR could retrim the interior and recoat all the chrome in black or body color.

Exclusive to the V12 XJ-S program was an ‘Engine Efficiency Kit’ which included a high-flow intake and exhaust. The automatic gearbox could also be fitted with a quick shift kit and a new lever. For even more serious customers with deep pockets, a 5-Speed Manual could be fitted and a 6.0-liter engine conversion not too far off the racing program was available which produced 380 bhp.

The car which dropped by appeared to have many of the upgrades including a two-tone paint scheme that was typical of these cars. The owner didn’t know the extent of the TWR modifications, but he just completed a epic drive from Manitoba to the west coast of Canada. It showed typical signs of 224000 kms.