Lot details Registration No: ODN291F Chassis No: GID54435BW Mot Expiry: Sept 2013
The MK X's wider track, lower roofline, quadruple headlamps and squat, vaned radiator grille heralded a new image for the marque. It was the first Jaguar Saloon to feature independent rear suspension, while the front had the proven set-up of double wishbones and coil springs. At launch it was powered by a 3.8-litre version of the company's ubiquitous straight-six, DOHC XK engine. However, upgrades for 1964 included: an increase in capacity of the standard engine to 4.2-litres and a new all-synchromesh, four-speed manual gearbox. Braking was by discs all-round and power-assisted steering was standard. By the time of the 1966 London Motorshow, the range had been renamed 420G, some 5,763 of which were built before the model was superseded by the XJ6.
This 420G was manufactured in 1967 and equipped with the optional automatic transmission. Finished in Blue and trimmed in Light Blue leather, `ODN 291F' was treated to an engine and brake overhaul some 12 months ago and serviced prior to receiving a new MOT in September. The vendor acquired the car 18 months ago and now considers the bodywork and transmission to be "good", the paintwork "average" and the interior trim "tidy". He is selling the Jaguar complete with spare gearbox, over-riders, door handles and a full set of lights.