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2007-11-24 22:31:53 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 11/24/07
Buy it now price $41,000.
"Driver" quality non-matching number Jaguar. This stunning and tight 2005 Texas Concours Champion (Driven Class) 1967 Jaguar Mark 2 has been under one current ownership since 1990 in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. It operated as a 2.4 litre pleasure/club use vehicle until 1996. The condition and performance stability the vehicle experienced during those 6 years proved the unit was worthy of being taken to the next levels. Then the current owner decided to restore and operate it as a daily driver and his sole automobile…… to live the dream of driving a Classic Jaguar every day. In order to perform reliably year round in demanding business client use, in metropolitan freeway conditions and in the extremely hot Texas summer environment, two of the top D/FW Jaguar restorers were contracted to upgrade the mechanicals. First an expertly rebuilt 4.2L XK engine came available, the radiator was re-cored, and a heavy duty after market air conditioning system/unit was selected. The front suspension and coil springs were also renewed/replaced with OEM parts. After a proofing period of several months driving, the decision was made to continue on with major cosmetics. The outer body was stripped to bare metal and found to be in good serviceable shape without significant body rust. The body, paint, and interior trim work was diligently executed for several months by local artisans, re-painted in Dupont pure white. Front seats and power controls were procured from an XJ40 and the full interior materials kit (red with grey Wilton Wool headliner) was procured from G.W. Bartlett and installed. The result was certainly worth the wait on the cosmetic side. The finish paint and body work are not perfect.
However the rear differential ratio for the original 2.4L engine was clearly not well matched with the new 4.2L power plant, particularly in low speed, high rev acceleration conditions. A 3.54 ratio rear differential with Thornton Power-lock was located and after the exchange, highway cruises at 80 MPH were accomplished at ~2,400 RPM….. a welcome relief on fuel economy and cooling load. Beating the adverse arithmetic of 115 degree Texas heat, radiator capacity, and sluggish rush hour traffic was essential to meet comfort and reliability expectations. An auxiliary radiator was mounted under the front right wheel well and the A/C condensor was moved from the front grill to under the front left wheel well. Both installations have been in place without mishap or restrictions since 1999. These a/c and radiator capacity enhancements along with aerospace grade foil insulation and extensive sealing kept the vehicle operating comfortably year round for 9 years (1997-2006) in all seasons as the current owner’s daily driver and only personal vehicle. Without a doubt this MK2, with its enhanced equipment, proven reliable history, and working record of stability make it a unique and highly valued specimen for the discerning collector seeking a usable sturdy take off anywhere, anytime Classic Jaguar. The current owner has also made four random 1,200 mile round trips from Texas to Tennessee without mishap and just as one would hop in and travel long distances in any newer model car….. as well as numerous business trips all over Texas; quite a remarkable record for any 40 year old car.
The thrill of this unique and vintage MK2 with the venerable 4.2L XK fitted and matched to its 4-Speed Overdrive gearbox is the one of the best rewards of its ownership. This saloon Cat growls, roars and purrs like the LeMans Champions of its pedigree. At 80-85 MPH, the accel pedal is still only halfway deployed to its maximum extent. This baby is really only being half used; but that was always quick enough for the current owner. Long distance and interstate highway runs will never have the same exuberant feel in any other car. In the left lane, passing everything else, with plenty to spare, is the place where this MK2 is most comfortable. Many a new carrera, corvette, and bimmer have wondered how a vintage Jaguar could blow around them at such a pace and with such sound and panache until it was out of sight ahead. This one is the Top Cat; not an underdog to its E-Type brethren. With most high speed facilities now being divided highways, the right hand drive (RHD) is not the operating concern it was presumed to be in earlier times on two-lane undivided facilities. In fact the RHD actually offers less of a blind sight angle to the left rear on freeway entrance ramp merges. This MK2, in white with red interior, has been such an attraction for other motorists that on almost every trip made, there is usually always some friendly acknowledgment from a passing thumbs up, or a cell phone snapping pictures from a rolled down window. On two memorable occasions, girls on the street have randomly seen the MK2 and followed it to a stop and begged to be driven to their upcoming wedding receptions, which the owner was only too happy to arrange and oblige to the delight of their photographers, parents, and wedding parties.
Owner has kept file with service records since 1990. Vehicle is current on all registration, insurance, and state safety inspection certifications.
Chronically lame handbrake (Texas Safety Inspection requirement) problem on MK2’s is solved and operates on this vehicle.
Switched to full synthetic oil use in 2004; Original 2.4L canister downward pointing oil filter is fitted. Oil pressure stays maintained at 40-45 psi.
Engine temp runs 70C when outside temp is below 90F; Engine temp runs no higher than 85C when outside temp is above 90F even in prolonged stop and go conditions.
Manually toggle switched electric cooling fan in front of radiator was fitted as emergency backup; it has not been required with auxiliary radiator.
Bonnet rear is raised 1/4" to allow more hot air to escape from engine bay.
Fins were cut into lower part of front valances to allow air to escape from engine bay.
Front faux grilles were opened behind and ducted to allow cooler ram air into the engine bay, in lieu of fitting fog lamps.
Original aluminum camshaft covers retained from 2.4L for originality appearance.
All fuel lines were replaced from pump to carbs. Glass filter bowl by-passed for improved engine bay fire safety.
Wiring harness and fuse box are original. Additional wiring for a/c; CD player, etc was separately wired and relayed.
Brakes lines and flex hoses all replaced in restoration.
Steering (NOT POWER ASSISTED) box has been re-built; Steering column internal guts have been re-built.
Flex fan and shroud were fitted for improved air draw through radiator.
Coil relocated to side of engine bay away from high heat zones.
K&N Air Filters (2) fitted on standard Zenith-Stromberg carb intakes.
Manual switch for electric cooling fan in front of radiator is fitted as emergency stand-by measure; not been necessary to use it to reduce engine coolant temp. Engine top and block are drip dry. Rear main seal has had slow drip that is monitored and stable. Not considered feasible or necessary replacement for serviceability.
Starter unit replaced during restoration.
GM/Delco alternator replaced dynamo during restoration.
Vehicle polarity switched to negative ground configuration during restoration.
Smith’s Amp meter gauge replaced volt meter on dash during restoration.
All gauges have been functioning and are accurate except dash clock for which a kit is available.
Ultraviolet tube lamp (original fitment) is fitted under dash top rail and gives exotic indirect night glow; operated with headlamp switch.
Front Grille badge for 3.8 Litre was used to replace 2.4L badge with cracked plastic.
Vehicle always garaged since 1990.
2017-08-01 13:55:50 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 8/1/17
5speeds.com Tremec 5 speed and Fidanza alloy flywheel and a 3.54 Thorton Powerloc positraction. The bigger engine breathes through 2 2" SU HD8 carbs with custom air filters, and has a sporty exhaust system!
The cooling is provided by and aluminum radiator and a shrouded flexfan, with an auxillary radiator under the right front fender w it's own electric fan. The AC components are from Danhard w the condensor installed under the left front fender with it's own electric fan. This keeps the condensor from being in front of the radiator and preheating the coolant in summer.
Voltage is supplied to an Optima battery in the back, juiced up by a Suburban 110 amp alternator. The ammeter is replaced by a calibrated Jaguar Voltmeter. The Oil gauges are mechanical, the electric ones are prone to failure and inaccuracy, and the extra mechanical gauge is under the hood. Extra lighting for gauges is provided to see the gauges at night.
The braking system was rebuilt a few years ago and Willwood Calipers were installed on the front. The suspension ride is adjustable with Gaz shocks front and rear. the front and rear suspensions are hung on urathane bushings. A steering rack conversion from SNG Barratt was installed. What a tremendous difference that conversion makes, especially in relation to the turning radius and ease of use. Notice the Nardi steering wheel.
The old Jag is virtually rust free with only the jacking points repaired. Front and rear tow loops are added as well.
The Jaguar rolls on D-type bolt on wheels clad in nice Michelin Harmony tires, graced by Coombs steel spats in the back!
The wiring harness is 4 years old.
You sit in Jaguar XJ40 VDP electric controlled seats with picnic trays in the back. The the shift boot, and driver's seat on the outside bolster where the driver brushes the seat on entry need to be repaired . British Ambla Vinyl is readily available trough SNG Barratt. The door panels are from GW Bartlett. It has front and rear seat belts for double dates or hauling grandkids!
This Mk2 has been driven from Texas to Tennessee many times. It gets attention where it goes, and is in many wedding pictures and car shows!
Considered by many to be ahead of its time when first sold, the Jaguar Mark 2 remains an eminently useable classic saloon today, with excellent support provided by the many clubs and specialists around the US and Canada.
2017-08-09 14:41:40 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 8/9/17
Car has a buy it now price of $35,500 for 6 days, same seller.
2017-08-19 13:52:36 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 8/19/17
Car has a buy it now price of $34,500 for 6 days, same seller.
2017-09-02 14:02:58 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 9/2/17
Car has a buy it now price of $32,500 for 6 days, same seller.
2018-12-02 19:03:19 | Capt RD writes:
For sale Online Auction BAT selling 12/5/2018
Current Bid: $6,200Ends In:9:15:00
Location: Denton, Texas 76210
14k Indicated Miles; TMU
Rebuilt 4.2L Jaguar Straight-Six
Tremec 5-Speed Manual Transmission
White over Red
Powered XJ6 Seats
Rack & Pinion Steering
GAZ Adjustable Shocks
Service Records from 1990
Private Party or Dealer: Private Party
The car is finished in white over red and has been modified with rack and pinion steering from a Jaguar XJ6, larger SU carburetors, a 110-amp alternator, a spin-on oil filter conversion, a stainless Bell exhaust, Wilwood front brakes, powered XJ6 seats, polyurethane suspension bushings, GAZ adjustable shocks, and more. This Mk II is offered with service records from 1990 and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.
The body is finished in white and the seller states it was repainted approximately 20 years ago. The paintwork is shown from multiple angles and up close in the gallery below. Bubbles are noted on the right rocker panel. Lucas tri-bar headlamps and LED taillights are fitted, and low-profile Coombs wheel spats are installed in the rear.
Chrome 15″ wheels and XKE hubcaps are mounted with Goodyear Viva radial tires showing 2018 date codes and fitted over Wilwood front brakes with slotted rotors. The steering system has been converted to a rack and pinion setup from a Jaguar XJ6.
The red interior features wood trim and powered XJ6 front seats upholstered in Ambla material. An air conditioning unit is mounted under the dash, with the condensor and fan installed under the left front fender. A slow leak in the system is noted. The gauge cluster includes Smiths instruments, warning lights, and a 5-digit odometer showing approximately 14k miles which is believed by the seller to have rolled over once.
Picnic trays are installed on the seat backs, and headrests and shoulder belts have been added to the rear seat. The seller states that the wool headliner was replaced 15 years ago and the carpets eight years ago, while the heater core is reportedly new. Sound insulation has been added to the floors, doors, and inner firewall.
The 4.2L Jaguar straight-six was reportedly rebuilt by British Parts International of Houston, Texas and installed by the seller in 2018. Modifications include larger SU carburetors with electric chokes and custom air cleaners, electronic ignition, a lightweight starter, polyurethane engine mounts, an aluminum radiator with a flex fan and shroud, a 110-amp alternator, and a spin-on oil filter conversion. The Optima battery has been relocated to the trunk and a cutoff switch has been installed. The engine compartment has been repainted and hood insulation has been added, and the seller states that the wiring harness was replaced seven years ago.
The Tremec 5-speed manual transmission was installed using a Medatronics conversion kit. An aluminum flywheel and new clutch were reportedly installed 5,000 miles ago. The exhaust is a Bell stainless steel system and GAZ adjustable shocks have been added at all four corners. Additional underbody photos can be seen in the gallery below.
Service records and receipts dating from 1990 are included in the sale, along with a factory jack and lug wrench.