Born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1954, Ian Callum is currently the Director of Design for Jaguar Cars – a position that he’s been enjoying since 1999. Ian is responsible for the designs of numerous Jaguar vehicles, and many believe that he even contributed partially to the creation of the Aston Martin DB9. However, today we’re going to focus on a unique project based on one of the most popular luxury sedans of the 1960s, namely the Jaguar Mark 2. Courtesy of Ian Callum and his unique approach to design, the vehicle was reimagined quite masterfully and now impresses with an exceptional mix of vintage design and contemporary comfort.
Callum enlisted the help of a team of experts from Classic Motor Cars Limited, and they managed to rebuild the vehicle over the course of 18 months. The classy exterior boasts a new front bumper as well as a series of subtle yet impressive modifications to the bodywork. Inside, the driver is blown away by an elegant black wood veneer dashboard complemented by white-faced dials and red leather seats. There’s even a flip-out multimedia screen as well as custom housings for the speakers.
Under the hood, Callum’s Jaguar Mark 2 flaunts a 4.3-liter XK V8 engine that is kept in check by a five-speed manual transmission. We don’t have any information regarding horsepower and speed right now, but it’s probably safe to assume that this won’t be slow.