Vehicles: Jaguar XK-150
Wood Species: Walnut Burl
Finish: High Gloss
Driver Configuration: Left Hand Drive
This is a complete dash for Jaguar XK-150, automatic transmission. It is veneered in select Book-Matched Walnut Burl. It was reproduced from an original we finally obtained piece by piece at great expense from 3 different sellers, because nobody is parting these cars anymore, they are too rare. You are purchasing the EXACT dash shown in the photos.
Specific info on the dash:
I personally selected the Walnut Burls we used on these dashes, for having the most beauty, character and figure, just look at the close-ups. The Book-Matched Walnut Burl was veneered on to a 5/8ths Russian birch plywood substrate, sanded and finished in polished hi gloss. Russian or Baltic birch is the same very stable plywood as used in this car originally, meaning we matched the original material and thickness. The backs and edges have been painted to seal them, and minimize any moisture from seeping into the wood. The holes have been drilled for the chrome trim and thru mountings. If you notice in the pictures where we formed the veneer into the openings, like was done on the XK-120's, etc. This process is done by hand, opening after opening, and is very time consuming, and virtually a lost art.
This dash set is sold as a package only, it comes as shown with the glove box door mounted to the dash on nickel hinges. The dash may appear lighter or darker in person, depending on the lighting.
The only difference between this dash and the original is the glove box door, which is flush, not a 1/2 overlay door. This is because those special hinges are not available commercially anywhere, or very expensive.
This Dash set requires a final wet sand and polish. It will ship within 1-2 business days from purchase.