How Not to Restore a Car


About 15 years ago I bought a Jaguar XK-120 roadster with the intention of going vintage racing. The car was pretty shaggy but it suited my budget, it ran OK and had potential for racing if not shows and concours. Give it some mechanical attention like replacing a worn gearbox, bring it up to snuff for safety, a quickie repaint and then off to the races, I figured.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2005/05/02/how-not-to-restore-a-car