Body Shells

Company Background

Martin Robey Engineering Limited, has for many years been acknowledged as the major player in the manufacture and supply of parts for the Classic Jaguar and Jensen marques.

The unique body building facility for E type Jaguars, is world renowned and the Motor Vehicle Engineering Department is acknowledged as providing a comprehensive and quality service for classic Jaguars and Jensen Motor cars. The most important E Types 77 RW, The First Production E Type and HDU 555N, the last E Type produced were restored at the works for the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT).

  • Total Restorations
  • Minor to Major Repairs
  • Routine Interval Services and Repairs
  • Accident Repairs
  • Minor to Major Body Work
  • New Body Shells and Sub Assembly Units for E Type Jaguars
  • Interior Trim Replacements
  • Paint Respaying
  • Upgrades and Improvements

Repair and servicing of Classic Jaguars and Jensens is provided for from minor repairs and servicing through to complete renovation of major units such as engine, gearbox, brakes and axle units. Stainless steel exhausts can be purchased and fitted by prior arrangement while you wait. A full vehicle collection and delivery service is available.

Jaguar - E Type, MKII, S Type, 420, MK10, XJ, XJS Jensen - Interceptor Saloon, Convertible, FF, Jensen-Healey, Jensen GT

Body Building Department

New Body Shells for E Type Jaguar Series 1,11 and 111

We have been manufacturing Body Shell s for E Type Jaguars for over twenty years now, which has given us unrivalled experience in this product. By constantly monitoring the build quality and by using the body shells ourselves for our Total Restorations we are completely confident in original appearance and performance of the Unit.

Hundreds of Body Shells have been supplied to enthusiasts and professional restoration businesses around the world, (with many used on Concourse de Elegance winners). Using our own manufactured components that use the correct gauge material and being assembled using a range of comprehensive jigs to ensure accuracy and build quality with Professional spot welding equipment being used gives an original appearance and sound structure.

The units are lead loaded and Cleaned back with Doors, boot lid and bonnet gapped, trial fitting of lights, bumpers, door chromes etc, is carried out to ensure a quality fit prior to paint.

From the first to the last

We build to,

Very Early 3.8 Series 1,
Standard 3.8. Series 1,
Series 1,4,2,
Series 1,1/2 4.2,
Series 11, and
Series 111

specified for right or left hand drive. Additional strengthening of the Monocoque, Inertia Seat Belt Kits and modifications for the taller driver can also be incorporated.

Above all the overall build quality attention and authentic appearance, with high quality fit bonnet, doors etc., give the body shell extremely flowing lines as originally intended.

System Rebuild

Body shells available in several different builds

System One

This is a completely new Monocoque (body shell) with new bulkhead supplied and fitted.

This system is for owners who have suitable doors and boot lid available for use.

The cost includes for the welding of the unit fitting of the doors and boot lid, gapping these lead loading and cleaning back. Certain chrome work and fittings are trial fitted.

The cost of repairing doors, boot lid or fixtures and fittings is not included in the system rebuild cost.

System Two

This is as "Sytem One" but new doors and boot lid are supplied and fitted.

System Three

This is as "System Two" but with a new Bonnet which is supplied and fitted.


We also undertake fitting the customers Bonnet as an additional cost to System One and Two processes.

Any repairs necessary to the bonnet or engine frames are not allowed for in the System cost.


In all cases the bulkhead from the original vehicle can be used after reconditioning, (at additional cost) with a reduction on the System cost for not using a new bulkhead.

The cost of any fixtures locks, hinges, engines frames are not included in any of the "System Rebuilds" prices, parts from the donor vehicle can be used and any parts that are beyond serviceable life can be obtained from us at the

Special Features

Special Features available for systems rebuilds, "Sub assemblies" and Panel Kits

We can build the system body shell or sub assembly to accommodate later style features or modifications.



5 Speed Gearbox conversions

Inner Middle Sill Reinforcing
Our own designed extra middle sill that gives additional rigidity to the Monocoque, especially Drop Head Coupes.

4. 2 Fuel Pump Mounting Bracket

This is available to incorporate on 3.8 models where the submersible fuel pump can be replaced with the later 4.2 type either upon assembly or some time in the future.

Inertia Seat Belt Mounting

This gives an additional rear Upper mounting point with Chromium plated brackets to Mount a standard stock inertia seat belt kit. (not supplied).

Sub Assemblies

Sub Assembly

We offer a Sub Assembly unit for the E Type Jaguars which is a body shell without the outer body panels. The unit is available with or without bulkhead and donor bulkheads can be fitted after refurbishment.

They are virtually all welded together and are designed for the professional body shop or experienced enthusiast to complete. To finish the unit off to a complete body shell a kit of panels is available. Fitting is not included in any of he panel kit or sub assemblies costs.

For further information click here

Panel Kits

Alpha, Beta and Delta panel kits contain only sheet metal parts and DO NOT include any locks, hinges, engine frame and or fixtures or fittings, these parts can be used from donor vehicles and any parts that are beyond service we can supply new ones.

Floor Units

We offer Base Floor Units for all E types, there are two types of Floor Units

  • Basic Floor - Sill Unit - For further information click here
  • Full Floor Unit - For further information click here

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