handsome and rarely seen 1960 Jaguar Mark IX “Restomod” Sedan with modern day LT1 Corvette power plant, Camaro transmission, air conditioning, power steering and power brakes. This is a truly sixties icon classic with modern day upgrades, hence the name “Restomod”. What is the difference between restomod and restoration? Traditionally, automotive restoration essentially refers to taking a collector car and bringing it back to life utilizing as much as possible of the correct factory parts. The term, restomod (restoration modern parts/technology) draws from all the amazing advancements in automobile technology over recent years to enhance the performance, comfort and safety of the collector car. A restomod like this awesome Mark IX Jaguar, ideally, has the timeless appearance of the original, but the mechanical bits have been replaced with the more modern and reliable parts of today. The vintage appearance is retained, but the vintage car will now have a safer, more powerful and more comfortable ride for the owner. Restomod Mark IXs are something seldom seen, but makes great sense considering the large proportions and elegant design. This classic Jaguar was purchased,out of California in 2008, by the previous, owner who owned a body shop wanted a vehicle to showcase his work. It was stripped to bare metal and then had a first class paint job applied. This Jaguar is now powered by a Corvette LT1 V-8 with a Camaro automatic overdrive transmission, modern brake booster, wipers inoperable, Autometer gauges. It has been further enhanced with such amenities as modern air conditioning, power brakes upgraded, AM/FM/CD Panasonic radio, sunroof and 16 inch steel wheel with highly polished Jaguar hub caps with Coker wide whitewalls Over a $67,000 spent on this car’s restomod rebirth.
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States