Classic Motor Cars (CMC) of Bridgenorth, a popular classic car restoration company, won Restoration of the Year at the Octane Awards in London, after spending 6725 hours working on a 1954 Jaguar XK 120 SE, reports the Daily Record.
The classic car was a one-off designed by Pininfarina before being delivered to Australian importer of luxury European automobiles Max Hoffman, who then unveiled the beauty at the Geneva Motor Show in 1955.
During the two year project, bumpers and chromework were remade by hand from photo, the car was scanned front and rear to create mock-ups of the lights and 3D scanning technology was used on the missing back window to make a new rear screen.
When a tiny part of the original paintwork was discovered when the front screen was removed, it was colour matched by CMC paint specialists.
Classic Motor Cars managing director, Nigel Woodward, commented: “CMC are tremendously grateful to the judging panel for their recognition of skill and craftsmanship of our team of specialists who created this restoration.
“We are also blown away to have won this award for the second time.”