Mk. II Jaguar - Willow Green

If you want an example of the absolute ultimate JD Mk11 Jaguar - the Willow Green example we have here is probably a pretty good starting point.

This Jaguar Mk11 3.8 was built by JD Classics without any consideration to cost - the final build total was well in excess of half a million pounds and the brief was quite simple from the client who commissioned the car - "build me the ultimate modern interpretation of the iconic MK11 Jaguar."

The full specification list of extras applied to this car is too long to list - but highlights include:

Full spec 4.7 engine on throttle bodies - advanced engine management - every component balanced - and hand assembled in our race engine shop on site. We have a hard won reputation for building the most powerful XK race engines in the world - the same race engine builders built this engine as a showcase of what probably represents the ultimate road/race Jaguar XK engine.

To cope with the prodigious performance increase and to keep things cool - additional oil coolers for engine and transmission were installed under the front bumper in custom made shrouds, a custom made alloy radiator was fitted, the bonnet features custom louvers and in the engine bay - we installed extra inner wing engine cooling vents. We fitted Solid billet brake/clutch Reservoirs on the bulkhead and the car featured a hidden large capacity windscreen washer reservoir.

This engine was paired to a bespoke 5 speed close ratio JD gearbox, and this power was tamed by race specification dual circuit brakes, remote control shock absorbers, with full electrical power steering and the car sits on custom 16-inch stainless steel period wire wheels.

Other custom features include:

A wiring loom to F1 standard with old fashioned original style covering/Braiding and following racecar practice - the battery was moved to the boot for better weight distribution. A neat idea was the use of a photo cell on rear parcel shelf to enable constant charging of the battery! Naturally both front and rear screens were heated.

The interior of the car included:

JD custom seats with hidden rear inertia seat belts. Derrington steering wheel, with period custom switch gear to the left of the wheel. Custom pedals, ipod dock custom made in the centre console with Sat Nav above radio and incorporating hidden speakers. Custom made air conditioning fitted in the bulkhead with the switches in the ashtray, footwell lighting - Fully retractable umbrellas fitted to front door pillars.

For use in today's busy traffic conditions - rear headrests were fitted with brake lights, parking sensors were added, LED Fog lights in the rear brake light cluster were incorporated. Twin outside fuel fillers were fitted and for security - central locking including the boot and an iso fix child rear seat fixing were incorporated - just in case you had to transport small precious cargo....

Perhaps the most appropriate extra which is highly relevant to a car of this performance was the fitment of radar in both the front and rear number plates.

Whilst it would be naive to suggest this car did not suggest it had something a little "extra" under the bonnet - the discreet exquisite hand built body of this classic Jaguar belied the tremendous real world performance of this very fast and refined GT car - much to the astonishment of other road users who have been passed whilst driving their modern "performance" cars...

JD Classics reputation speaks for itself - we build the best bespoke Jaguars in the world - and our wealth of experience, success on track, - together with our endorsement by Jaguar Cars Ltd as their worldwide Jaguar Heritage Racing partner - means that - when you ask us to build your ultimate specification classic Jaguar for use on today's roads - we confidently assert we can build the best and meet or exceed your expectations.

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