Lot 379 - 1968 Jaguar 420G

Lot 379 - 1968 Jaguar 420G

Lot 379 - 1968 Jaguar 420G

Lot Number 379
Registration WLT 992G
Chassis Number GID5598BW
Engine Number 7D58592.8
Odometer reading 64,206 miles
Estimate No Reserve
  • Part of ‘The Ghent Collection’
  • Offered without reserve

The 420G was a rebranded Mk. X and was the top of the range for over a decade. It boasted independent rear suspension, unheard off for early 1960s British luxury cars, combined with the 3.8 litre or the 4.2 litre, triple carburettor engine as fitted to the E-type, it gave Jaguar's flagship a top speed of an incredible 120mph. Do not be confused by the 420 however, indeed the difference between the Mk. X and the 420G was the addition of a vertical central bar splitting the grille in two. Interior changes included perforations in the central sections of the leather seats, padded dashboard sections for safety, moving the clock to a central position.

Acquired in 2011 by the vendor, this 4.2 litre 420G presents in above average condition throughout with just two minor imperfections. Presented with factory specified two-tone paintwork of tan over bronze, there is minor welding to the nearside rear sill but this appears sound. There is also minor corrosion to the offside front wheel arch and a crack to the rear door. The interior leather shows patina but the woodwork is in good order. The history file shows an extensive MoT test documentation as well as invoices and a valuation by none other than classic motorsport specialist, Duncan Hamilton. Inspection is recommended.

 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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