Im Looking For a MK2 Jaguar

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vinny
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Hi, i know this is a very long shot but im looking for a certain mk2.

First i will tell you a little history about the car. In 1968 my great grandad bought the car brand new, a Mk2 2.4, reg: WPC 122G. Then in 1981 my grandad (Richard Hawke) bought the car from him. For many years my grandad went to many shows and me along with him as a little lad. Then in 2000 he sold the car :( to a fellow from Dinington/Sheffield. I would love to find this car and possibly take my grandad to go see it. Although my dream would be to purchase it, but if it is still in the condition my grandad sold it in it will be worth a fair bit, or the owner will not want to part. If anyone has seen it at a show or knows the owner it would be greatly appreciated if they could let me know. I recently did a car check and although the car gets free tax it says it hasn’t been registered for a tax disk since 2005. Heres a picture of the car, sorry about the poor quality i had to take a picture of a picture.

 

[IMG]http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/1603/jaguarn.jpg[/IMG]

 

Also my email: Hawkeye87@hotmail.com

 

Many thanks in advance.

GBt
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Vinny you need to delete the [img][/img] to get your pics up and click onto  the little tree square icon thinghy top left in the reply dialogue bit,and then you will get thisNot trying to be nosey-

the car is a slim bumper 240-(not a 2.4) which is apart from the bumpers  usually found with much harder wearing vynide, not leather upholstery-they were also a bit more powerfull and by that time had hardened valves for the American Market-of course the tax is free in England pre 73..

I had a Daimler V8250(as opposed to the earlier 2.5 V8, as the thicker bumper one was known as up till 1967), which was a slim bumper job too and had a padded dash and door roll tops which the Jags didnt get-they look better without and the Daimler had a thin strip of veneer atop the door rolls too. 

The good news usually is that from a buyers point of view, no offence, the 240 is the least pricey of all Mk2s, as folk either go for the 3.4(340)3.8(380)and the Daimler isnt far behind, however both have merits(the 250 at last came with a manual option and was nye on as fast as a 340! The 2.4 and 240 were generally considered the sweetest revvers of the six pots and ok arent fast by todays standards, intheir day, they were.

Sorry apart from that I cannot help further, however will wish you good luck tracing the car-Jaguar owners club????

vinny
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Joined: 2011-09-23

thank you for your reply and the very useful information, im always happy to learn more about the cars im interested in esp this one. I have tried on JOC and im also in the process of emailing Nigel Thorley at JEC magazine. Many thanks again.