The 'adding zeroes' process has started...
The XJ-S was collected by the bodyshop owner this weekend, and will be returned in bright & shiny condition early November latest.
Driving it up the trailer was good fun: the engine is SO torque-y that hardly any throttle was required to get it on there!
It started on the button, the new Momo wheel makes the dash console look much better imho...
Even the board computer came back to life without any issues!
A couple of original replacement items, to be added in the workshop; the key ones being front and rear windscreen rubbers.
... and with the windscreens out fitting a new headlining is a walk in the park: this non-Myrtle
item will be fitted before the glass goes back in.
From the same area, a close-up for those not familiar with the XJ40's two-door contempary: sunvisor clips on the XJ-S are made from the same brittle plastic as on our saloon cars. This was the result of gently unclipping the visors...
I've asked the bodyshop to maintain evidence of the car's history, so they will try and save all these details gathered over its years in Japan:
Last but not least: the view from my breakfast table jut before pickup, what a sight!