1967 Mark 2 Restoration
This car required a complete restoration. The customer wanted a few modifications but at the same time, wanted the car to retain an original appearance. The modifications needed to be so subtle that they would blend in as though original.
The body was in fairly good shape but did have some accident damage that had to be repaired, possibly from a rollover. A repair attempt had been made but the top was pushed to the left and the left-side rear glass opening was still one-inch taller than the right. We had to make special pullers and pull the top back into shape. We replaced the original rear wheel spats with abbreviated "sports" spats. The body was painted in an Indigo Blue.
We rebuilt the engine to essentially stock specifications but added Iskenderian cams and rebuilt or replaced everything in the engine compartment. We replaced the transmission with a Borg Warner Model 12. We installed a new wiring harness and converted the electrical system to negative ground. We also installed a modern oversize core radiator and converted to an electronic ignition system for increased reliability.
On the interior of the car, we refinished the wood and put in a new red interior. The period multi-band radio was fitted with an electric retracting antenna and modern speakers. All the gauges were cleaned and rebuilt as needed. The front shoulder/lap belts were custom mounted and fitted from a 420. The rear retractors are from a Series 1 XJ-6 and fitted in the same manner to the package shelf area. All retractors were re-webbed with red belts to blend into the interior. The steering wheel is a Series 1 E-Type with a modified Series 3 E-Type horn button.