Built August 1952 in Birch Grey exterior, red interior with French Grey top, this matching numbers (Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate) was painted Old English White in the late 1970’s and black top added but retains its red interior. Black tonneau and side screens included.
History known from March 1971 with 4 owners. Current mileage shows 72,287 miles. Given the known limited mileage travelled by ourselves and the previous owner, this may be genuine.
We think the car has been in continuous service since new and it shows as a survivor although technically not, there is an abundance of patina. The original seats are in very nice condition with suitable patina. The big deal with this car is no rust – it is unlikely to have been Winter driven.
Period Burgess exhaust sounds wonderful and has been preserved with repair rather than replaced with repro. We’ve been told the steering wheel is a Derrington period accessory.
Much of the original tool kit is present with grease gun, jack and lug wrench. The air pump is in great shape and works. Original workshop manual and repro handbook included. The original hood emblem was re-cloisonné, the interior mirror and head lamps have been re-silvered all to retain the original parts the car was built with.
Recent service work included: front suspension re-bush; new rear leaf springs; new batteries; carburetor shafts reconditioned (Joe Curto); new brake master and slave cylinders; diff, gearbox and engine oil changed; heater has new core.
The smooth ride, original transmission, 4-wheel drum brakes that actually work quite well and fender skirts add to the charm of owning this car – the 1952 driving experience. Where ever this car goes, people love it because is not a restored car, is in very nice patinaed condition and is 76 years old!