This is a true two owner, zero rust, 40,800 mile XKE from Arizona that received a $200,000 complete nut and bolt restoration by Farland Classic Restoration three years ago. It has been driven 250 miles since.
During the restoration it received a complete color change to British Racing Green and a 5-speed close-ratio transmission was added for better highway cruising. Factory A/C, new chrome wire wheels, correct original exhaust system & radio. Also included is the completely restored factory hard top. The top is black, like all factory hardtops of this era.
The car was originally yellow. This is how it looked when we received it.
The engine bay was in need of some serious work. Disassembly starts with documentation and tagging/bagging all parts.
Here, we see the engine has been removed and the rest of the car is being prepped for metal work.
The engine was completely disassembled and rebuilt.
The car was media blasted and brought down to bare metal. Here, the hood section is being worked on.
The next step is priming the body in preparation for final paint.
The restored engine bay is now color matched to the body.
The fully restored engine is then installed into the engine bay as reassembly continues.
A new interior was installed in the car, with all work being done in-house.
The car was reassembled and ready to go!