Jaguar XK DIY

Restoration and Maintenance

Jaguar XK DIY
Format: Hardback, 330 Pages
ISBN: 9781907085352
Publisher: Porter Press
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The Jaguar XK 120 was stunning when it debuted in 1948. It sold like wildfire to top film stars, and was ruthless as a rally machine -- two facts that remain true today.

An XK 120, 140, or 150 in perfect condition could easily run up a six-figure price tag; if you have the know-how, why not buy a forgotten model and restore it at home?

Jaguar XK DIY follows the story of author Bob Exelby as he transforms his XK 120 roadster from a rusty derelict to a shining example of the iconic sports car. Not only does this book cover how to restore the car, Exelby also explains how he made many detail improvements, making the car even more usable and practical for today’s roads.

The author

George Robert (Bob) Exelby was born in 1948 and has lived almost all his life in the North Yorkshire market town of Stokesley. Throughout his life, Exelby has been an affinity for all things mechanical and old cars in particular. Apart from the customary break to bring up a family, a restoration project of some sort has always been central to his many interests and pastimes. In recent years, he has written various technical articles for classic car publications and currently edits the monthly magazine of his local car club.

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Format: Hardback, 330 Pages
ISBN: 9781907085352
Illustrations: 400+ color & b-w photos
Size: 8.66 in x 11.02 in / 219.96 mm x 279.91 mm

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