XJ6 DAD: Jaguar 420 Sport Sedan JCNA DO5 2ND in nation 4SP OD AC PS CWW low mi for sale
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It has been a twenty year dream of mine to own a 420 Sport Sedan with all the right options. Now it is your turn. It had to have chrome wire wheels. power steering. air conditioning. and a 4 speed with overdrive. I had a friend with one many years ago. and it was a highway star. and sporty and fun to drive. not a boring sedan with a slush bucket Borg Warner automatic transmission. I also wanted a sedan with better gearing than an E-type. to take advantage of the torque of the famed Jaguar long stroke/torquey hemi-headed 6 cylinder for more leisurly highway touring. I had tried a series 1 XJ6 in the past. only to find out they had puppy breath air conditioning. and they were slow as they all had the same lame BW automatic. I new then the 420 was a SUPERIOR Jag. with great AC and a better driveline when equiped with the 4speed and overdrive. This car will run circles around an XJ. The grille and motor compartment are larger than the MK1 and 2's and 3. 8S's. so it has a much larger radiator and runs kewl ( and blows cold air) on even 100+ degree days in Dallas. These are the Greatest Classic Jag Sedans EVER! Style and Grace and Pace! You can read people's lips when you drive by in this car. They are saying "Rolls Royce". It is like a baby Rolls. I pull up to customer's homes and they say "We cannot afford you"! The Mercedes drivers won't even acknowledge your existance at a light. Then I take off andIi know they cannot believe what a mover this Jag is! The 420 has been called "the E-type sedan" in many books. The engine block and head. pistons and camshafts are identical to the 4. 2 e-type. It has two 2" SU carbs which produce 5 more ft lbs of torque than the tri-carb E-type. and losing only 5 hp while being more simple. The clutch and trans are the same. only E-types never had an overdrive. I wish they did. They also share the same rear suspension system and a posi. They both use the same chrome wire wheels and knock-offs. It has 4 wheel disc brakes in 1967! Parts are readily available through a multitude of suppliers. This car runs strong and runs with the fastest of traffic on the highways! History. I believe this to be a Dallas car most of it's life. I have copies of Texas titles going back before 1991. The car is very solid and straight. It has a matching numbers block and cylinder head to the VIN plate. but the transmission is not matching. This car was originally an automatic and converted to the 4 speed and overdrive by engineer John Boyd. He restored this Jag and 20 others in his life. He is now in his 80's. The advantage for you is that the gearing for the rearend is slightly taller for an automatc. Now with the 4sp and od. the Jag has taller gearing than (3. 54 as opposed 3. 77) original. This makes for better gas mileage and longer component life (water pumps. alternators etc) last longer. Also the transmission tunnel was larger on the automatics. so with the narrower 4 speed. more hot air can get out of the engine compartment and the car runs cooler. This is an ideal situation!!! Recent history. I recently rebuilt the carbs and put in new throttle shafts. The car has recently been serviced front to back and is ready to roll. I also converted the Jag to a new rotary AC compressor. It always starts well and runs good. runs cool and great oil pressure! Brakes stop straight and true. I need to mention that it comes with the FACTORY TOOL KIT. OWNER'S MANUAL. ORIGINAL REPAIR MANUAL. AND A FACTORY ORIGINAL PARTS MANUAL. I HAVE PULLED THE DOOR PANELS AND GREASED/OILED ALL THE WINDOW AND DOOR LATCH MECHANISMS. The doors all DROP-CLOSED BEAUTIFULLY! It has been upgraded to electronic ignition for carefree motoring. and a spin-on oil flter for ease of servicing. This Classy Classic Jag is a rock'n rollin classic car. I have driven it to Austin Texas 3 times in the last couple of years. and last month I drove it to Sugarland Texas for a Jaguar Concours where it won 1st place in it's class. The Jag runs good. stops good. power steering is nice. clutch and transmission is strong. and it looks like a million bucks with it's Rolls Royce styled grill and Dunlop chrome Diamond Wheels! I purchased the 420 (we named in 'Nilla cause of the color) several years ago and took it to it's current level. it is an older restoration that obviously presents well. but does not have an expensive paint job. making it easier to own and drive instead of park and hide and never drive. THIS JAGUAR IS A VERY NICE DRIVER! The AC works GREAT and the old Jag never overheats with big grill and big mechanical fan. It also has has twin saddle gas tanks and dual fuel pumps that work well. leather seats. the factory tool kit. owners manual. factory parts manual. and factory repair manual. The 420 is the immediate predecessor to the series 1 XJ6 . which was a pretty good car if you could find an overdrive model. but they had lousy air conditioners. This Jaguar is a true survivor and represents well the pinnacle of Classic Jaguar sedans. Turn the key. push the button. and go! It does need new foam in the front seat bottoms. and the odometer reads higher mileage. Bid accordingly. I replaced the original leather pinion seal last week with a new improved rubber seal. This car always starts for me. and you will have to get use to all the thumbs up going down the road. and the admirers at the car shows! Why am I selling it? I bought a XJR and do not want to support two Jaguar sedans. The 420 is also my stepping stone to getting into a Facel Vega someday! search words: Jag. Maserati. Ferrari. Mercedes. Austin healey. XKE. E-type. Aston Martin. Bentley. RR. XJS. Cadillac. Lincoln. Hudson. Packard. MG MGA Triumph. Mk2II XJ12 XJS 3w://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Jaguar_420 3w. jcna. com/scores/results. php?standyear=2013&type=11&awardcfm=N Trades considered. Compression 140 to 145psi accross the board!
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