E-TYPE UK has opened a bodyshop at its headquarters in Kent.
The company, which specialises in Jaguar E-Type sales, restoration, maintenance and upgrades, said it had built the state-of-the-art facility at Hadlow to bring all of its operations in-house and carry out all servicing in a single location.
To accommodate the bodyshop, the site’s showroom was moved to an adjoining building, with work starting later in the year to expand that area for the benefit of customers.
The E-Type UK bodyshop is equipped with a sound-proof and fire-proof metalwork area, a bespoke filler and finishing area with high-intensity lighting and, to top it all off, a high-performance Todd Engineering Poseidon paint booth.
The booth features a low-profile downdraught floor, LED lighting and a mixing room, so customers will be able to have their E-Types painted in the exact colour that they want.
Another key element of the new bodyshop is the staff that it employs. Concours award-winning technician Steve Williams has worked in his field for 28 years, 14 of which were spent restoring classic Ferraris.
Sean Savage has been awarded for his paintwork skill, while Dean Foster and Verdan Chick are also on the team with all the necessary training and experience to deliver a first-class service.
The bodyshop will be able to reproduce original Jaguar factory-spec paint colours for E-Types, as well as using original methods for all repairs and fitting parts manufactured to Jaguar specification.
Marcus Holland, the owner and managing director of E-Type UK, said: ‘Delivering the highest levels of quality to our clients is paramount and the only way we can guarantee work is completed to our exacting standards is to bring work we have previously outsourced in-house.’
He added that it also meant restoration programmes could be managed more effectively.
‘By recruiting the very best talent in the industry and installing state-of-the-art facilities, we are now able to produce work to Concours-winning levels.
‘I am delighted to say that we are now undertaking work from other classic specialists as our reputation spreads around the country.’
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