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Should I buy a classic Jaguar Mk2?

I have just enjoyed a 25-mile ride in a 1954 Bentley SD used as my daughter's wedding car. This pleasurable experience has made me think about acquiring a classic car. A Bentley is beyond the budget and I am thinking of a Mark 2 Jaguar. Is my head ruling my heart and will I regret this?

Asked on 7 December 2013 by BG, Harrogate

Answered by Honest John
Mk II Jaguars start at about £4000 for a basket case and go up to £100,000 or more for a fully restored and updated example. The last thing you want to do is pay £20,000 for one that looks good but is rotten as a pear underneath or otherwise needs a lot of work.
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