Stripping out to clean our 1969 Jaguar E-type Roadster

After 6 weeks locked away in a container on a ship from the US our 1969 Jaguar E-Type had developed a bit of a wiff.

Inside the car showed signs of animal activity with lots of mouldy faeces all over. The smell was quite revolting so having purchased some hazardous white suits John took on the task of removing the contents, throwing away what wasn’t required and giving our shell a good thorough high pressure wash. Luckily the work took place on this year’s hottest day so the job could be undertaken outside and the pressure wash soon dried up to reveal a nice shiny shell minus the smells and questionable fluff!

We’ve rescued what parts of the seats we could and we’ve kept hold of the good cushioning and leather to act as templates for when we look to re-upholster the car during it’s restoration.


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