Restoration of
Jaguar E-Type 1R8154

Built in February 1969 the same year as Woodstock 1R8154 was delivered to New York and later in 2012 purchased and shipped to Australia.

This site documents the hundreds of hours spent restoring my 1969 Series 2 OTS E-Type/XKE Jaguar, chassis number 1R8154.


10 Years and counting ​

After 5 Years of body work 1R8154 is off to the paint shop for another 10 months of work. All bare metal no filler!

Check Out Our Progress

10 Years and counting 1R8154 will be better than a new car when its completed

Purchased in early 2012 XKE S2 OTS Chassis number 1R8154 was originally delivered from the factory to New York in early 1969

In June 2013 a year after arriving in Australia 1R8154 was sent to Glenn Olsen at E-Type Restorations for strip down and major body work.

Trial fitting all the chrome before the painters is essential to get the gaps right. All the Zinc and Chrome plating was by Sterling Plating.

In February 2019 after years of panel work 1R8154 arrived at the Re-Creation Automotive to receive its Gun Metal Grey Glasurit paint.


In December 2019 1R8154 returned home direct from the painters just in time to endure a COVID-19 lock-down in 2020.

SU Carburettor reconditioning and restoration was carried out by Midel at Lakemba NSW. They are highly skilled craftsmen and did an excellent job.

The wiring loom was made by Autosparks in the UK.

The interior trim was manufactured and installed by Grant White.

The Radio was upgraded by Phil at My409.