About Us

THE STORY SO FAR

Founded in 1981 by Neil Smith, XK Engineering was established primarily as a classic car restoration company specialising in all that is Jaguar and located just outside Coventry in a 23,000 square foot facility.

Neil himself is a well-respected and successful businessman with a keen interest in classic cars and an enviable collection of his own. 

The company was subject, sometime later, to a Management buy-out but, in 2019, Neil jumped at the opportunity to renew his connection with XK Engineering and persuaded the current Managing Director, Dave Beale, to buy the business and take his vision forward.


Ferrari Dino Right
Slider Bentley Front

XK has been awarded Category A approval for the Aston Martin brand, another example of our reputation for excellent quality of service

Whilst the classic Jaguar business still plays a part in XK’s success, the company’s corporate services have moved into highly specialised paint spraying. From XK’s motoring heritage has evolved specialist paint techniques enabling XK to undertake projects as diverse as concept cars and prototypes, limited edition prestige production vehicles, low volume niche manufacturers work, show vehicles, train body painting and the painting of art pieces for both exhibitions and private collections. Our automotive clients include some of the world’s most recognised brands.
More recently, XK has been awarded Category A approval for the Aston Martin brand, another example of our reputation for excellent quality of service.

THE SERVICES WE OFFER

All prestigious cars reward regular servicing and maintenance with mile after mile and year after year of peak performance and trouble-free motoring.

XK Engineering can justifiably lay claim to one of the finest classic car service and repair resources in the UK

Here at XK Engineering, we can justifiably lay claim to one of the finest classic car service and repair resources in the UK. But, importantly, it is not a resource limited to the Jaguar Marque. As well as all Jaguar models, old and new, we are fully equipped to care for most makes of classic and prestige vehicle.
Increasingly, discerning owners of Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Bentley and other Marques of distinction are placing their investment, their pride and joy and their confidence in the hands of XK Engineering.

XK Workshop Rover
Steve Coogan's E-Type badge Cockpit
Ferrari Dino wheel

XK Engineering deliver everything from full restoration to refurbishing interiors and vehicle wrapping, we offer a complete range of vehicle services.

XK Workshop
XK paintshop