|Left Hand Drive
|Opalescent Silver Blue
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Record Creation: Entered on 10 November 2023.
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2023-11-09 10:00:43 | BOB writes:
Inclusive of buyer's fees
Wednesday, Nov 8th 2023, 5:08pm EST
NUMBER OF BIDS
14 VIEW HISTORY
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
ENGINE 4.2-liter DOHC inline-six
TRANSMISSION Manual 4SPD OD
EXTERIOR COLOR Opalescent Silver Blue
INTERIOR Navy leather
AUCTION TYPE Reserve
The seller is offering a 1967 Jaguar 420 with a repaint and numerous refurbishments, including the interior. He believes it to be perhaps one of about 100 left-hand-drive models built with the combination of a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. (Most models sold in the U.S. had the Borg Warner three-speed automatic transmission.) The seller says, “This car has always been cherished, and it runs and drives very well.” He says he is selling the car because he is retiring and downsizing.
Long before certain German automakers began touting compact sport/luxury sedans in the Eighties, Jaguar had plowed that ground with the Mk. II sedan in the Sixties, and then expanded on its potential, first with the S-Type and then the even more deluxe 420. Built from 1966-’69, the 420 was an amalgam of design cues from the S-Type and the full-size 420G (previously named Mk. X). Where the S-Type added an elongated rear body section to the Mk. II to resemble the back of the larger 420G, the 420 went further, gaining a front section resembling that car, as well. Like the S-Type, the 420 used independent rear suspension versus a solid rear axle for the Mk. II, on which both cars were based. The “420” name derived from using the same 4.2-liter version of the Jag inline-six, and the car interior luxury was also raised above that of the S-Type.
The 4.2-liter DOHC inline-six used two SU carburetors and was rated at 245 horsepower and 283 lb-ft of peak torque by the manufacturer when new. The seller points out these were the same ratings for the engine when used in Jaguar’s E-type sports car. He says the engine is original and has never been rebuilt. The seller explains: “The car has a working electric choke. Turn the key and wait a few seconds until the electric fuel pump fills the carburetors and then press the starter button. There is no smoke, and it idles smoothly once the choke switches off.”
He comments, “All old Jaguars leak, but this one is exceptionally dry for a Jag and there are no leaks of any concern. The transmission shifting and all synchromesh work well, and the electric overdrive engages immediately and smoothly.” The seller says he always uses the clutch when disengaging the overdrive.
The seller says that the vehicle was repainted in its original Opalescent Silver Blue before his purchase. The paint is in good condition with no dents but “a few minor chips,” he says. The Sundym tinted glass is in good shape with good seals and no leaks, per the seller. The owner doesn’t know if there was any rust in the past but says there are “no visible rust issues presently.” All lighting works as intended, he states.
According to the seller, the car has newer carpeting over new insulation mats. The polished wood interior trim is said to have been refinished and still shows a gleam in the provided photos. The seller reports “brand-new” leather upholstery from John Skinner Ltd. in England. The headliner is in “nice condition with no sagging,” and all interior lights work, he reports. The A/C works, but the heat does not, and all gauges function as intended, per the seller.
Jaguar’s independent rear suspension featured two coilover shock units per side, as well as inboard disc brakes. The seller says that the Jaguar hasn’t had a suspension service during his ownership but that the shocks were replaced before he bought it and function as designed. He reports that the car had been converted to chrome wire wheels with all new hub splines, wheel bearings, and grease seals. He indicates no vibrations when driving, and the wheels appear in very good condition the photos. The 185 VR 15 Vredestein Sprint Classic tires are described as “almost new with low miles,” and a 2021 DOT manufacturing date code could be seen on the right front tire. The Variomatic power steering has no leaks, and the steering points straight with a light feel but no vagueness, per the seller. For the four-wheel disc brakes, he indicates a new master cylinder, brake booster, front rotors, and rebuilt calipers with stainless-steel pistons, plus new brake pads and hoses.
The seller states that this vehicle will be sold on a clean West Virginia title in his name. He will include the original tool kit, owner’s manual, and factory workshop and parts manuals. A true high-performance luxury compact sport sedan long before this type of sedan became popular, this 1967 Jaguar 420 is presented as ready for driving enjoyment and showing.
2023-11-10 11:15:54 | Bob writes:
I was seriously considering biding on this vehicle and since I couldn't inspect it in person I had a per purchase inspection done. I added some exterior and interior detail picture from the report.