The XJ-S Spyder lived up to Lynx’s reputation for top-quality craftsmanship, and a great deal of time and effort was put into ensuring that the hood did not upset the lines of car, whether raised or lowered. In fact, many would say that the car benefitted considerably from the conversion.
The hood was made from fully-lined, mohair and was operated by a pair of electrically controlled rams which sat within the rear side panels. The rear side windows were also electrically operated. With the hood in place, headroom was no different to that of the standard car, while rear seat accommodation was only slightly affected. Lynx also claimed that the car was completely weatherproof and free from wind noise, with the added advantage of improved all-round vision due the removal of the XJ-S’s buttresses.
An XJ-S undergoing conversion at Lynx’s workshops at St Leonards-on-Sea.
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