As an English barn find it was shipped to South Africa in pieces in 2004 and the initial restoration was carried out by Nick Joubert at Jaguar Classic Restorations in Cape Town, ably assisted by the Mesecke brothers who partnered with him during this period. The body was totally re-fabricated and the car rebuilt in what is described as a “nut & bolt restoration”, with no component left untouched. Connolly Hide was imported from the UK Hide Company and the mohair hood material were sourced at Suffolk and Turley in England. Every mechanical part was the subject of precise refurbishment. There are only about 118 examples of this model surviving worldwide and the car currently records 1046 miles on the odometer.