Lot 234 - 1968 Jaguar 420 Saloon Restoration
|Result||Sold - £1,924|
The Jaguar S-Type was a major redevelopment of the Jaguar Mk. II. It used a mid-scale version of the Mk. X independent rear suspension to replace the Mk. II's live rear axle and featured longer rear bodywork among other styling and interior changes. Although the Mk. X was selling less well than hoped, especially in its intended market of the USA, Sir William decided to retain all three models in the Jaguar range concurrently. The Mk. X was renamed '420G' in 1966 and was joined by another new model, the 4.2-litre 420. The 420 was developed to replace the S-Type but because some demand remained for the S-Type, all four saloon models (Mk. II, S-Type, 420 and 420G) remained on sale until the arrival of the Jaguar XJ6 in 1968.
Presented very much as a restoration project but totally complete, this 420 has a number of issues to report. Both wings show corrosion as do the sills, door bottoms and all wheel arches. The chromework is sound but does show light pitting and rust. There are five wire wheels present although the spare is flat. Internally the wood is all present but requires restoring and the leather seating, whilst not torn, is stiff and dirty. The condition of the engine and automatic gearbox is unknown and untested. An inspection is recommended prior to bidding but there is certainly lots of potential here.