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2020-02-25 10:55:19 | pauls writes:
Car listed as sold at:
Sold for £9,500
1964 JAGUAR MK2 2.4 Saloon
Odometer Reading: 318
Chassis Number: 117422DN
Gearbox: Manual with Overdrive
Color: Old English White
Interior: Red leather
In the care of the vendor since 2007, this is a rare opportunity to get your hands on a well-maintained, presentable Jaguar MKII for a very reasonable price.
Yes, its white and has been used as a very occasional wedding car in the last couple of years, just to friends of the family, but is that such a bad thing? When you think it through it’s going to have been kept in tiptop condition, isn’t it; after all, no-one is going to risk leaving a bride in tears at the side of the road as they watch the AA tow her wedding car away, are they?
Mechanically good with lots of recent works, the need for some ongoing minor cosmetic refurbishment means that this should be an affordable and safe way into classic Jaguar ownership; the work that needs doing looks to be relatively straightforward and limited in scope, making it the ideal project for the enthusiastic DIYer who is keen to add value to their classic car while still being able to enjoy it in the coming months and years.
The Old English White paint is in decent shape, too; further proof, if further proof were needed, that whoever restored the old girl back in the day really knew their stuff. Sure, there is the odd stone chip and knock, and it is starting to crack in places, but there’s nothing there that we would bother addressing at this stage bar a small area of rust at the base of the driver’s door.
Plus, the colour means that localised repairs would be easy, so you could work your way round the car doing a panel at a time as time and funds allow.
The chromework is good, with only minor pitting; we think a day’s-worth of elbow grease and a hefty application of Autosol would bring them back up very nicely.
The red leather seats are beautifully patinated, having developed real character over the past five decades. Like a photograph of an elderly Greek fisherman, every crease and wrinkle tells a story and it would be sacrilege to have them recovered. By all means clean and feed them (and recolour them if you must) but please leave the original leather as a tribute to those who have gone before.
We’d forgive you getting them re-stuffed too as they’re a bit more squidgy than the factory intended but then this is a high-days-and-holidays car, so making them a bit firmer is definitely a nice-to-do job rather than an essential one.
The red leather door cards are a real feature, being as beautifully finished as they are stylish; they’re so good that we suspect they’ve been restored or replaced at some point as well. The wooden veneer is suspiciously good too, so while it probably isn’t the same stuff it left the factory with the bright side is that this is one less job for you to do.
The carpets are in great shape, and the headlining is clean and tidy and looks to be droop-free (a life goal there for us all, eh?). The sun visors are a bit grubby but they look like they should clean up with only minimal effort.
The underside looks to be straight and solid - the jacking points look great, which is always a good indicator - and it is all well protected by a decent coat of underseal. However, this has started to peel off in a couple of places, so another day or so invested would reap dividends in the coming years.
The starting battery looks to be newish, as does the exhaust. Other recent work includes reaffixing the anti-roll bar, getting the heater to work, sorting out a misfire and a sticky throttle, fixing the wipers, rev counter, speedometer, fuel warning light, and ignition switch, reaffixing a loose door trim, tidying up the centre glove box, making a new fuse box cover, stopping a coolant leak, cleaning the leather seats, popping on a new boot trim rubber, and reassuring the owner that the whining Moss transmission can be chalked down to ‘character’ rather than a fault. It changes gear very well so there is no urgent issue