Lot 224 - 1968 Jaguar 420G

Lot 224 - 1968 Jaguar 420G

Lot 224 - 1968 Jaguar 420G

Lot Number 224
Registration NMS 633F
Chassis Number G1D54999BW
Engine Number DU2398
Odometer reading 84,535 miles
Estimate £32,000 - £40,000

The Jaguar Mk. X, later renamed the Jaguar 420G was the top of the range saloon built by the British manufacturer primarily aimed at the US market. The unitary construction bodyshell was codenamed ‘Zenith’ during development and this floor pan continued in production long after production ended. The interior was the last Jaguar with abundant standard woodwork, including the dashboard, escutcheons, window trim, a pair of large book-matched fold-out rear picnic tables and a front seat pull-out picnic table stowed beneath the instrument cluster. It was also the first Jaguar saloon to feature independent rear suspension. The car initially featured a 3781cc version of Jaguar's XK in-line, six-cylinder engine. For the London Motor Show in October 1964, the enlarged 4235cc unit took over. Stopping power for this heavy car came from servo assisted disc-brakes on all four wheels; power assisted steering was standard.

Presented in a stunning light metallic blue with West of England leather trim and burr walnut capping, instrument panel and picnic tables, this is one of the best examples of the 420 or Mk. X we have had the opportunity to offer. Details from the FHVC state that the car was fully restored to a very high standard in the mid to late 1990’s, declaring at the time, that the condition is exceptional and ‘easily a top class show winning car’. Upon inspection, the doors shut without the need of slamming, the large body panels are certainly impressive and the trim feels as new sitting on high quality Wilton carpets. The underside of this example is equally impressive, as the photos will testify and as any 420 G should the car wafts along swiftly, smoothly and quietly. One can well imagine the attraction for the infamous London gangster scene for which the Mk. X and 420 G were famed along with many wealthy business owners of the 60’s. Within the history file and coupled with older MoT test certificates there are details from Malton Coachworks in Malton, North Yorkshire who have recently recommissioned the vehicle with invoices, including a new exhaust system, new brake discs and pads and all fluids as well as servicing and attending to the replacements of any perishable suspension components. A car that has clearly had many thousands lavished upon it, stunning chromework and a colour combination that suits such an imposing car, we would challenge you to find one as good as this and certainly should not be confused with some of the less well-maintained cars on the market which could not frankly lace this one’s boots!

Interested parties should note that contrary to the catalogue description the registration number being sold with this vehicle is
NMS 633F.

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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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