This Jaguar is something rather special, and is so good that it has been owned by the last gentleman keeper twice! Before I start waxing lyrical about this car, let me just furnish you with its build specification.
The Jaguar Heritage Certificate states it was built on 13th May 1968 having been finished in opalescent silver grey with dark blue ambla interior. Its original distributor was Henlys, London, but it was dispatched to dealers H.L. Abbot of Leigh-on-sea, Essex, a little later on 24th May. It was a manual car fitted with factory overdrive on 3rd & 4th and further benefited from 15" chrome wires and the important power steering.
As I have alluded to, this Jaguar is certainly a cut above the rest, insomuch as it is virtually as it left the factory 54 years ago. Other than a little corrective paintwork in 2002, the remaining coachwork is factory original.
The paint as mentioned above is perfection, as is the chrome. The interior is again virtually faultless, with the seats just offering a hint of age-related patina but with certainly no discernible wear, likewise the carpets and head lining. The one concession to age was that the walnut veneers had crazed and so were re-vanished during 2006, but given that's 16 years ago, they have now nicely mellowed.
There is a continuous service history with the car from day one and remarkably a letter from the first keeper and every subsequent owner confirming the mileage. MOTs run from 1977 when the odometer recorded 23,735...today it has increased to just 43,828!
This car has evidently been coveted by all of its keepers and with the continual and correct upkeep it remains in perfect order. Nothing demonstrates this better than when starting from cold. The automatic choke kicks in and then out after a few minutes, with the revs dropping off accordingly enabling you to pull away effortlessly. The power-assisted steering here is a huge benefit, surprisingly a cost option when new, but very welcome nowadays.
I believe looking into a boot cavity can help eliminate any doubt as to a car's condition, and fear not, as here it's virtually as new. The boot carpet and surrounding metal work is undamaged and of course both the jack and all tools are present and correct.
As you would expect, all the original factory hand books, stamped service vouchers and wallet remain, once again all helping to reinforce one's high opinion of this Jaguar.
I could go on.....a fabulous opportunity to acquire the very best. William Lyons would be cock-a-hoop to see such a beautiful example!
It would be a pleasure to answer any questions you might have, although to appreciate how special this car is, this Jaguar once again really needs to be seen “in the flesh” and can be inspected at my Guildford showroom - please call me directly on 07788 865700.