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WOO 814F was first registered on the 13th October 1967 and has come to us in part exchange against a Series II Land Rover. The Jaguar has been recently owned by a local business owner and has been used for general weekend runs. The Jaguar has proven completely reliable during recent ownership and the car has been driven to us from nearby Pickering. The Jaguar has current MOT, will be supplied with a full 12 months test and is on the button in good all round usable condition.
The Jaguar 420 drives superbly. It is easy to drive quickly, the automatic gearbox has smooth changes up and down, the kick down functions correctly and the Jaguar has light steering, the suspension is in good order and the car corners superbly. The brakes are efficient, they are servo assisted and the 4.2 engine strong with very good oil pressure; it pulls strongly and feels quick and responsive. The Jaguar is well presented under the bonnet and is mechanically in very good shape. The car has had new hoses, thermostat and water pump in 2003, rear dampers and springs in 2004, brakes were rebuilt in 2012 and wheel bearings replaced in 2013. In 2014 carburettors were rebuilt and in June 2015 MOT tested and sold by a West Yorkshire classic car dealer for £11,950. The car today offers excellent value and is ideal for somebody wanting a really good, reliable daily driver or a usable ca that can be improved over the winter.
The Jaguar presents well with a nice paint finish, good chrome and wire wheels, but does have some bodywork issues, mainly to the doors. The work isn't major, but this is reflected in the price of the car. Finding a very good driving, strong 420 that is structurally excellent underneath under £10,000 is not easy and whilst there are blemishes to wheel arches and door bottoms this is superbly priced. The Red leather interior is very original. The leather is good but worn with a small tear to the front edge of the driver's seat and there is general minor creasing and cracking commensurate with age. The rear seat is in exceptionally good order, the vinyl surround dashboard is very good and carpets are pretty good considering they are original. The Jaguar comes with a fairly comprehensive history file with MOT certificates dating back to 1985 with 81683 miles recorded; the mileage today is recorded at 87,000 which could well be genuine looking at the original interior trim.