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1996 Jaguar XJS

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The Project

This 1996 Jaguar XJS arrived into Carrosserie HQ in February 2024 for fabrication works due to corrosion, and then a paintwork refresh by our experienced paint team.

22nd February 2024: Fabrication work to both rear jacking points, rear quarters, and sills has been started. Once complete it will move over to our paint team for a respray to front wings, bonnet, scuttles, doors, and lower rear quarters, and a touch up on the rear bumper.

7th March 2024: Fabrication work to repair left rear wheel arch. Front quarter panels have been removed to begin paint preparation. Right front sill repair work needed due to corrosion.

28th March 2024: Fabrication works have been completed and the car has now moved over to the paintshop for the bodywork to be prepped for prime and paint. Work has started with the front wings which have been filled and sanded so are nearly read for primer. Customer has requested we treat the car with Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80 and Lanoguard and complete a full service before handing it back.

11th April 2024: The front wings have been filled and sanded. They are now ready for epoxy, primer, basecoat and final paint.

12th – 25th April: Final prep work to both outer sills and left rear quarter. The epoxy, primer and basecoat were then applied, followed by the final paint coat. Finally, the under sealing and coachlines were applied to finish the job. The car is now ready to be collected by it’s proud owner.

1996 Jaguar XJS | Classic Car Restoration | Carrosserie
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I cant recommend Carrosserie highly enough, the service was exemplary from start to finish and the workmanship is second to none. I highly recommend giving the team a call for any work you need doing to your classic car, no matter what it is, you will not be disappointed!
Dr Tim Moss
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Thank you to all at Carroserie who have provided absolute commitment, professional expertise, the ultimate in personal service and 'tender loving care' for my 84-year-old car.

I cannot recommend Carroserie highly enough.
Nigel Cramp
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Great friendly and helpful team at Carrosserie. Highly quality work. This is the second time I've used their services.

Highly recommended if you want quality restoration or paint work.
Phil Sage
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The work carried out here is like magic, the standard the cars leave is fantastic, the cars they restore are works of art!

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