Auto company spends 3,000 hours restoring vintage car to it's former glory [PHOTO]

A 1961 Jaguar E-Type, that was used as a birds' nest, has been restored to it's former state.

After restoration

Daily Mail reports that the vintage car was previously used as a birds' nest in a barn in Cernay, France, until it was discovered in 2013.

Now, Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC) has spent 3,000 working on restoring the rare Jaguar.

Nick Goldthorp, Managing Director of CMC, talked about the restoration process.

"We found Chassis No. 15 at end of last year in Cernay, a town close to the border with Germany about two hours away from Paris. It had been owned by the same person since 1976, who dismantled it probably some twenty years ago and that is as far as he got.

Unfortunately, the car was left unattended in a barn until we found it, very rusty and corroded – there was even a bird's nest in the rear quarter.

We carried out a full nut and bolt restoration, which proved to be quite a challenge due to the sorry state in which it was found. No detail was too small and extensive work has been carried out in the paint and trim shops so that the car can now boast its original colour combination of pearl grey exterior and light blue interior, being the only one produced in those colours in 1961.

After restoring it to its former glory, we thought it was only fitting that the car returned to the centre stage 55 years later and what could be better than the"

The Jaguar E-Type was launched on October 14, 1961 with a 3.8 litre engine, fully independent suspension, four- wheel disc brakes and a top speed of close to 150mph.

With the huge amount of work done on this classic ride, this might just be the greatest car restoration ever!

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