Welcome to the worldwide acknowledged home of the very best quality classic Jaguar XK120, XK140 & XK150 parts, panels and accessories, and have being doing this since 1969.
We have had quite a few changes lately, so let me firstly inform you of a great new staff member called Art. He is 'relatively' young, in his early 20's, but don't let this put you off as he restored his first classic car at the age of 16, so can relate and sympathise with your trials and tribulations! He has also worked as an apprentice at Jaguar so now there are actually two of us in the whole of the Jaguar aftermarket game that have actually been employed within the factory itself! He, like his father is heavily into Range rovers, so if you are passing by the car park and see a car on it's roof, don't worry! This is considered part of 'normal driving' for 4WD nutters! It's good to have new, young blood coming into the scene and he loves it. Be nice to him, he has to learn at the sharp end, as we all did!
I am also now proud to be an advisor to the new Jaguar SVO Restoration facility at Browns Lane for their XK and period Jaguars and we are also actively supplying breakdown spares to the Jaguar (Fen end) Technicians for the Trial Day cars..... Yes, you read that right, we are supplying our re-manufactured XK parts directly back to Jaguar's restoration department and have been supplying to their museum for many, many years. When I came into the aftermarket, I immediately re-aquainted myself with Tony O'Keefe, as I worked 'across the tracks' from him in the 'Egan Years'. I was a Jaguar Stores (CPS) Group Leader to the Final Lines and he was an Inspector, so we often passed each other during the working day .
You can now download our latest catalogue from this site and it includes lots of unique artwork that I have generated in the last few months. The XK150 Roadster hood pictures, in particular have never been made available anywhere else.
Please just ask if you need help with any other drawings as I have made hundreds over my 21 years running C.A.C !
We are now happy to say that our superb XK40 front bumpers are finally back in production for the new year. These are shaped exactly as original and we are always happy to display one of ours alongside an original, at shows, so you can see for yourself that they are the 100% correct shape with superb "triple chrome" finish.
Our magnificent XK140 & XK150 front and rear over-riders are flying off the shelf after a couple of years of being "between press-shops" and will have to be run again shortly! . These units are all locally pressed, using our own quality assured tooling, beautifully welded and hand finished, also plated with 'triple chrome'. This means the steel has an extra layer of expensive, copper plating applied, making the chrome extra resistant to peeling or bubbling and so, with some TLC, will most likely last for another 50 years of your beloved XK's life..
We are very proud to say that most of our products are locally produced. They are not banged out, on the cheap in China, or India or Mexico, they are all pressed out of top grade CR1 steel, by our skilled British Craftsmen in soime of the best workshops in the Midlands!
WE ARE THE FIRST LINE MANUFACTURER AND COMMISSION OUR OWN CORRECT SPEC., UK MADE, TOP QUALITY PRODUCTS! LOOK ON EBAY FOR NEW LAUNCHES OF PRODUCTS SUCH AS XK150 DOOR CASING CHROMES
We are also the sole manufacturer of correctly pressed XK120 Front and rear bumperettes and XK140 rear bumpers and do also keep 100's of these as bare pressings in our Bulk Stores.
REMEMBER: if you are trade and require bulk quantities, then please call us to sort out a wholesale volume discounted price.
We also keep the odd and unseen parts that the other suppliers don't: 140/150 Vacuum Indicator Long Screw C11936, 5403 Early 120 Fuel/Oil Level Switch C2759, 5675 Early 120 Starter Switch C2758, 1683 150 OTS Hood Strip Bolt BD15120, 5542 Early 120 Headlight Screw & 2171 140/150 DHC Hood Hook Keeper BD10578
We are the company that 'picked up the mantle' when Jaguar Service stopped supplying XK parts from dealership network around 1969 and became 'The Name' for 'XK PARTS'. Yes, really!! Since 1969, we have been the cornerstone manufacturer / specialist supplier that the XK parts market relies upon.
Our vast experience means we can work with customers to find the parts that they actually need ( we have developed great detective skills to decipher the 'code names' customers use to describe parts ). We can also advise and supply all of the other associated fittings required to fit them correctly.
Now, when times are tough, it is even more important to support the 'real specialists' and 'keep the knowledge alive'.
Please be aware that we do not just retail these parts, we have for over 42 years commissioned and manufactured parts right here in Coventry. These are the best reproduction parts available to the XK Lover and are supplied into the best trade outlets and workshops worldwide, closely overseen by the only actual Coventry born, Jaguar trained (CPS) parts man in the business !!!! A 'dyed in the wool', car enthusiast who still loves what he does and will talk cars all day!
Please do not assume that all parts re-sellers keep our top quality parts, get informed, buy direct from us to ensure you actually get the best!!!! We do have specialists here WHO WILL ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT and HELP YOU to establish the parts that you need. We now have welcomed Phil into the fold, another 'Old Style' lifelong car parts supplier who has not only sold parts but ran his Parts Factor Shops!!!!!
I'm PROUD TO SAY, we run this company in a traditional, courteous, way, the way we (would) like to be treated when spending our own money, and are always pleased to help and advise. The phones are ready to answer and we await your call. We are now the favoured supplier into the new Jaguar restoration shops at Browns lane, known as Jaguar Heritage S.V.O., so if you're passing, drop in and have a cuppa with us and explore the stores, or go for a root around in Alladin's X-Kave! You never know who you may meet here!
Visitors are welcome anytime, we don't need 'Open Days' because we are an 'Open Company'. Come in, look around and meet the team and find out what we can do for you.
You will notice that many copy our established 'XK PARTS' logo, advert style and products, but most don't have the knowledge or interest to back it all up. So beware, you really can end up paying twice the price for half the quality from some suppliers!!
We still buy used parts and have recently installed new racking in our Alladdin's XKave. So why not root around and discover what we found in the darkest, dustiest corners.......
We are proud to tell you that we have available to you, the world's only comprehensive C-Type & D-Type Parts Catalogue. It actually includes original Jaguar part number data, taken by ourselves, from actual build sheets, and contained within its pages is information that will allow you to build the most accurate reproduction available.These parts are becoming rarer again as we have lost a number of specialists lately, but we will try to source the parts for you...
Now we also have the most comprehensive and easy to read XK PANELS CATALOGUE available anywhere in the world,( I know, I drew it up!!!) ready to drop into your eager hands. It has a familiar 'Jaguar' feel but you will see it includes a broad selection of hitherto unseen data such as exhaust heatshields, body shims, underbody bolt-on shields etc...
It is the first in the world to even include the structural panel data for the early, hand built, 'alloy XK120s'. This catalogue can be downloaded from our Panels page and saved on your desktop with a click of your mouse.
Please download the catalogue from our new 'Panels Page' to your desktop or just contact us and ask for a catalogue or quotation.
Our Commitment to You
We want to provide Jaguar XK 120, XK 140, and XK 150 owners, retailers and restoration shops with a professional and friendly service, providing quality reproduction, genuine, re-conditioned or used XK parts in an efficient, enthusiastic and cost effective manner.
Coventry Auto Components is now based in a 2 storey industrial unit, in Torrington Avenue, which at one time was part of Coventry's industrial heartland. Located just 3 miles from where Jaguar's Browns Lane assembly plant was famously situated, and where all the 1950's XK's were built. We now advise and supply parts into the new Jaguar Heritage S.V.O restoration shops that have been set up in one of the remaining buildings there. Our facility is essential to support the increase in our range of parts and provide the highest standard of supply within the XK community.
Our comprehensive XK parts catalogue is constantly updated and has been developed to help you to identify the parts you need, as is this website. If you take time to read the catalogue in detail, it contains those little snippets of information which makes your life easier in identifying the correct parts you require, and also cross-references to assist you with other items you may have overlooked. Did you also know that if you download the file onto your desktop, it has an Adobe search engine "FIND" search feature in the Left Hand Top index drop-down box, where you can insert a search word or Jaguar part number to take you directly to all of the relevant parts? Clever stuff this new technology!!! And if that doesn't make finding and buying parts for your XK easier, I don't know what does. We use it here in the office as an essential tool!
Not everything is available new, and some of the more obscure or complex parts can only be obtained second hand, or as an exchange reconditioned unit. Take a peek into 'Aladdin's XKave' to discover your own treasures! There REALLY are some rare bits in there including XK120 and XK150 DHC front 1/4 lights and a hood frame!!! We also have most FHC door window chromes and rear quarter window frames too. If you can't see what you need, please just ask.
Maintaining stock is always a challenge due to old suppliers disappearing, but we are always developing new quality assured sources and we are continually investing in new tooling to expand or improve our already comprehensive quality product range. We are now an agent for the Tremec (Borg-Warner) T-5 aluminium, 5-speed, gearbox conversion with all Jaguar spec fittings and gear shifter available with correctly 'pegged' reverse gear for E-Type.
Our survival depends on our customers loyalty and wanting to come back and we welcome any feedback regarding quality, delivery, costs, and service, so please keep us updated, as we appreciate your opinion. We are very proud of our good reputation within our industry and hope it does speak for itself.
Customers are most welcome to drop in, or call us, anytime. If you require a lot of parts, it is wise to pre-order in good time, before visiting, so we can be sure to have all of your parts in stock.
Thank you for your continued custom.
Stuart MacNeill & Staff