1967 Jaguar 420

Sold: £34,100

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Manufacturer:  Jaguar
First Registered:  1967
Model:  420
Registration No:  JRD 366E
Mileometer:  45,000
Chassis No:  P1F3508DN
MOT:  Exempt
Colour:  Opalescent Silver Grey

The Jaguar 420, Daimler Sovereign origins began with the Jaguar Mark 2. Jaguar thought that a similar sized car with high standards of technical sophistication and luxury would be successful. A combination of the 4.2-litre engine with the compact saloon body was expected to have market appeal. Jaguar initiated development of a new saloon based on the S-Type, retaining its independent rear suspension but adding a twin-carburettor version of the 4.2-litre power plant, 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. Just 10,236 Jaguars and 5,824 Daimlers were built.

This example is a wonderful Jaguar 420 manual with overdrive. It was first registered on 5th June 1967, and is finished in Opalescent Silver Grey with a Suede Green leather interior. The vendor has owned the car three times since 1982, when it was in as new condition and had only 29,000 miles from new. When he purchased it for the third time in 2014, even though it had done only 44,000 miles, because of the lack of use and poor storage, it did need some refurbishment. It was decided to refurbish everything on the car, with a full engine rebuild, and custom-made stainless steel exhaust system, including manifolds. The total costs of the rebuild was close to £40,000.

The total mileage of the car, although now academic, is as per the speedometer reading of some 45,000 miles. The car has manual transmission with overdrive, power assisted steering, a limited slip differential, and chrome wire wheels (including the spare).  The original hand books etc and the original tool kit come with the car. There is also a box of spare parts including the original steering wheel, original radio, and a workshop manual.

The vendor states that this really is the best 420 that you are ever likely to see. It is a fabulous example of the rarest and best driving of all the sixties Jaguar saloon cars, and less than half the price of a big engined MK2 in equal condition.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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