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Record Creation: Entered on 20 March 2023.
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2022-03-14 11:25:43 | pauls writes:
Car at auction 3/22
This LHD auto 1967 Jaguar 420G (VIN: GID72210BW) comes to us with no provenance, ownership lineage or service history.
We have no idea where it was or what it was doing before 2013/14, when it entered the vendor’s static display collection.
And we know that it hasn’t turned a wheel since then.
Today, the odometer reads 24,075.
The car seems to us to be in very good overall cosmetic condition, and although it’s not perfect, we’re of the opinion that this is an honest, serviceable vehicle and one that has survived the ravages of time with commendable fortitude.
Provided, of course, that the engine and mechanicals are good and that the vehicle has plenty of structural integrity.
As stated, we haven’t been able to start or drive it but we have turned the engine over by hand and can therefore attest that it isn’t seized.
On the Outside
This car has acres of bodywork (it’s about the size of the Queen Mary), and pretty much all of it is in really good condition.
That’s impressive because this car is black, which is notoriously unforgiving of dirt, scratches, amateurish paint jobs, or any other sort of aberration that might well go unnoticed for longer on a white or silver car.
There are no significant dinks, dents or creases to the bodywork. The panels are straight and true.
The shut lines seem consistent and the doors close with reassuring weight and precision – with the exception of the o/s/r door, which is stubbornly refusing to open at present.
The wheels seem to be in fine fettle.
The chrome is generally in good nick, with most of the larger pieces, such as the grille, hub caps and bumpers, bright and shiny.
The wing mirror on the driver’s door is missing, but it’s not lost: you’ll find it sitting on the passenger seat.
The o/s corner of the front bumper looks as if it’s dropped (or been bent) down a little.
There are a few stone chips and areas of scuffed paint on the inner edges of the wheel arches and on the bodywork below the boot lid.
There’s no corrosion to speak of on the bodywork but we think the very first signs of micro-blistering are starting to show below the windscreen and in a one or two places below the door windows. At present, these are barely discernible.
Some of the rubber trim around the windows is cracked or perished.
On the Inside
It’s much the same story of good overall preservation with the car’s cavernous interior.
The mottled grey and blue fabric upholstery, both front and back, is in excellent nick and there is no damage anywhere that we can see.
The driver’s seat might want to make itself more presentable by surrendering to a damp cloth and some soapy water.
The wood and veneers on the dashboard and the rear picnic tables have held up well. So, too, the door cappings, with the exception to the rule being the driver’s door, where some of the lacquer has lifted and there are some cracks and holes in the veneer.
The door cards are in good condition, as is the headlining. The carpets and mats are reasonable in the front but are rather more frayed, worn and stained in the back.
The instruments, steering wheel, column shift and handbrake all look fine.
We can’t make any claims about the functionality of switches, knobs, levers, toggles, buttons, dials or other electrics as we haven’t been able to start the vehicle.
The boot is solid and contains a spare wheel (with a shredded tyre attached) some tools and a few assorted spare parts.
In general, most of what’s visible looks to be in fairly decent condition, although there is some corrosion in evidence, particularly on the o/s, in and around the undersides of the sills.
You’ll want to look for yourself and reach your own conclusion on whether or not the structural integrity of the vehicle is affected.
The engine and engine bay appear to be clean and dry and, as far as we can tell, everything is in its right and proper place, save for a couple of hoses which are currently dangling loose behind the grille in front of the radiator.
The car comes with no history, no service records and neither an MoT certificate nor a V5.
If you’d like to inspect the car prior to placing a bid – something we would encourage – then please use the Contact Seller button to arrange an appointment.
2023-03-12 14:06:55 | pauls writes:
Car returns to auction 3/23
Location: The Market HQ, Abingdon, United Kingdom
Seller Type: Private
Odometer Reading: 24075
Chassis Number: GID77210BW
Engine: 3781 cc
Steering position: Left-hand drive
Interior: Grey Cloth
Estimated Price: £8,000 - £11,000
Otherwise same as above