The 420/Sovereign traces its origins back to the Jaguar Mark 2, which was introduced in 1959 and sold through most of the 1960s. Jaguar thought that a similar sized car with high standards of technical sophistication and luxury would be successful. Demands for more luxurious features would add weight to any future models, forcing the drive towards a 4.2-litre-engined compact saloon. A combination of the 4.2-litre engine with the compact saloon body was expected to have market appeal.
Consequently, Sir William initiated development of a new saloon based on the S-Type, retaining its 54-inch independent rear suspension but adding a twin-carburettor version of the 4.2-litre powerplant and frontal styling more akin to that of the Mark X. The new car was released in August 1966 in the form of two badge-engineered models, the Jaguar 420 and the Daimler Sovereign.
This 1967 Jaguar 420 is a great chance for an enthusiast to get involved with a very viable project. Acquired by the present owner in 2014, it has remained as an un-started project in a dry covered barn ever since. It was last MoT'd in 2007. The vendor states that the car starts, runs and drives, but the brakes require immediate attention. Under all the dust the interior is in remarkably good condition, including a tight headlining.
The car comes with two Cherished Car Underwriting Valuation Certificates, one dated 2006 and one dated 2007 both valuing the car at £6,500. It has become clear to the owner that with an endless list of other vehicles awaiting attention, it will be a long time until this one is commenced, and the decision has been made to very regretfully offer it for sale.
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