Jerry Booen has set about reconstructing probably the most significant car in Jaguar’s history: the Jaguar XKC 003.

This blog details the various stages of the reconstruction process.

Friday 11 November 2011

Ready to ship

Dave Brown in NZ has finished his fine work. The body and chassis is complete and ready for paint and final assembly in the UK.


Tuesday 22 March 2011


XKC 003 had a single driver's aeroscreen. This was the same type fitted to XK120 competition cars. It consisted of a brass channel with cast bosses for the pivots, polished and chromed. It locked in position with a single butterfly lock nut.

Wednesday 23 February 2011

February 2011

Dave Brown in NZ is making good progress with the final stages of the body.

Here's a comparison of the new body and a period shot of Lofty England sitting in XKC 003 at Le Mans
The rear body without the rear lamp plinths which didn't appear on a C type until 1952

The famous "letterbox louvres" take shape
The steel front bulkhead showing the characteristic horizontal swage.
The interior, note the slimmer transmission tunnel and floor panels mounted on top of the chassis rails compared to the "production" C Types