[xj] Re: wood around shifter

In a message dated 00-02-12 20:35:34 EST, you write:

<< The wood in the Series III, and for that matter I and II, XJ is always
walnut. The xjs however, did use other types of wood.
Gregory >>

Yes Elm was used on the XJS throughout much of the 80’s… It is quite a
difficult veneer to work with, and I still have’nt figured out exactly why
they used it (probably offered several flitches - cheap!).

Also, the earlier 84/85 S3 XJ6 models can easily be fitted with console wood

  • just a matter of also obtaining the seperate 86/87 window switch piece.

Saul Chaplin