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P211989BW

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Record Creation: Entered on 27 August 2022.

 

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2022-08-27 09:56:42 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 8/27/22
www.ebay.com/itm/255695767390
Car has a buy it now price of $15,000 for 29 days, seller lungren_e, 89k miles.

Seller's description:
This car belonged to my dad. Back in 1978 he purchased this as a project car, where he loved the style of the MKII, and this was the year he and my mom were married. The car was in poor shape, but the overall structure and body of the car were in good condition.

In the beginning of the restoration process, the car was completely taken apart, the body primed and painted, chrome was re-plated, and put back together so it was to look as it did coming from the factory. During the restoration process the car would sit for periods until they could afford to do the next phase. Looking at some of the old receipts costs and labor has certainly gone up. As the year 2010 approached he became determined to get the car finished to mark the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

The original engine was shot and going to cost around $10K to rebuild. The mechanic, who did the work, was a jaguar specialist, and he found a new engine that came from a newer XK. The engine that was installed was also a little bigger being a 4.2 where traditionally the MKII was a 3.8-liter engine. Originally the car was a manual transmission. Since they had this all pulled apart they changed the transmission to automatic since my dad also felt that as he was getting older, this would be easier for him to drive.

The car then went to a local upholstery shop, where they installed the carpets, seats and door panels. The wood that goes around the window frames was restored several years prior, but the upholsterer wasn’t so familiar with installing wood trim, so this portion was never completed. The doors “rattle” a bit as the weather stripping still needs to be done, but they doors do work, and stay closed if out for a drive.

The car has always been kept in the garage, but just from humidity and the length of time that car sat, some of the chrome is starting to oxidize. The paint is still in good condition, however, the paint job is now around 40 year old, so does have some scratches and chips in it. I do have a file of a lot of the work that has been done, and the mechanic who did the engine is available for any questions that may come up.

The car does start and runs well. My dad passed two years ago, and I always thought it would be great to finish the project for him, but I just don't have the money to see this through as well as a proper place to store this car. This is a car that needs to be driven and seen rather than sitting in a garage. Currently the car is kept in the central valley.

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