1967 Jaguar 420 Saloon
- Offered without reserve
- Excellent headlining
- Offered with two front donor wings
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. This 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.
This example of the Jaguar 420 Saloon is a genuine barn find and will certainly need some work prior to it once again gliding through the lanes, having been stood in a barn (yes, genuinely) for the past ten years. Beneath the dust, the coachwork is finished in dark blue and has a contrasting red leather interior. However, we are assured that this 420 will arrive at the sale able to start and run. The 4.2 litre Jaguar engine is mated to the later and stronger automatic gearbox. Importantly, the red leather interior and especially, the often sagging headlining are serviceable, the headlining appearing in very good order. The 420 had many improved features over the S-Type, these include, a more efficient cross-flow radiator, duel-line braking system, larger 2" HD8 carburettors, anti squeal brakes, a viscous coupled engine fan, negative earthed electrical system, a pre-engaged starter motor and an alternator rather than the less efficient dynamo. A major advantage is that it also includes two replacement front wings, famously unavailable these days and, we are informed, in very usable condition. Requiring some restoration, this genuine righthand drive Jaguar is currently UK registered with a V5C registration document present. The registration document does record that the Jaguar has been previously registered overseas, first registered in the UK on 18thSeptember 1998, declared manufactured during 1967 and has a Historic Vehicle status. Offered without reserve, this 420 is expected to find an enthusiastic new owner who will once again enjoy the grace, space and pace that these Jaguars are so capable of delivering.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.