Requiring about 18 months from conception to completion, Callum unveiled his one-off MKII sedan earlier this week. Callum was charged with designing the project car while Britain’s Classic Motor Cars Limited handled the actual build.
Callum tried to incorporate a large portion of the MKII’s original lines into his design, but the four-door sports plenty of one-off touches, including integrated bumpers, a lower ride height, and 17-inch wheels. The interior is a blend of old and new, mixing classic cues with modern amenities like a touch-screen audio system.
The customized MKII is powered by an up-rated 4.3L engine that’s mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
“This is a very personal statement. A long held notion that, although the Mark II has always been a beautiful car, it could be even more exciting in shape and performance,” Callum said. “Whilst maintaining the purity of the car’s form, I wanted to add a number of modern twists to the design. Simplification and clarity was my objective.”
Although of show-car quality, Callum’s MKII won’t spend the rest of its life tucked away in a garage – the Jaguar designer plans to use the car on a regular basis.