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1960 Jaguar MK9 3.8 Auto Just recommissioned Stunning

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PRIVATE SALE & I AM OPEN TO NEAR OFFERS. £1000's of pounds spent, ready for new owner to drive away if you wish. Please read or study carefully I'm being as detailed and honest as possible this is out of all the classic cars I've personally owned over many years by far my favourite. I'm selling my lovely Jaguar MK9 purely due to continued and worsening ill health, comes with being a pensioner. This is no oily rag car it is clean & original and very quick since rebuild of engine this year. So after giving me so much pleasure it's now time for this wonderful piece of British motoring history to have itself a new custodian to enjoy as much as I have. Showing one registered U.K. owner on the V5 document which is myself. 663 XVC is finished in the very desirable Jaguar MK9 Black over Red / Maroon with a sumptuous ivory leather interior and an abundance of burred walnut woodwork, it's like stepping into an art deco gentleman's club, wherever I am with this Jaguar it attracts so much attention and lots of fans. An all matching numbers Jaguar presented with Jaguar Heritage Certificate and a history file dating back to 1960 when the car was exported and sold in Australia to the then Australian Governments Commissioner, based in sunny Melbourne. So originally a government vehicle prior to being sold to it's second owner a private Jaguar collector. I have literally spent and have receipts for £1000's of pounds on this car since 2013 after I imported it back to the UK, all works have been carried out meticulously and very skilfully by Butlin & Sons Classic Jaguar specialists. This year alone a full top end engine rebuild was required as both timing chains broke simultaneously whilst on a run. This car is only a couple of months off 60 years of age so something had to give eventually. Yes literally £1000's of pounds has been spent on this engine re build alone, all works carried out by Butlin & Sons Classic Jaguar specialists, with photographs of the strip down re build and reassembly taken at Butlin & Sons workshop The photographs of strip down and reassembly taken by Butlin's mechanics, all receipts will available for the cars new owner in the comprehensive history file The rebuild included: All new valves, re honed heads & cams, all new valve springs, followers, two brand new timing chains, and relevant guides, new sprockets, tension adjusters, seals, reground valve seats, head was removed ground and re skimmed which raised compression and added more power I must add very noticeably too! Brand new set of gaskets and seals completely fitted throughout whole engine, new brass nuts washers and bolts, new manifold gaskets and manifold nuts and bolts. New Inlet manifold. Exhaust system has custom made stainless steel rear box and chromed stainless steel tail pipes which really gives this car a lovely exhaust note and roar unlike any other MK9's I've heard. New distributor, cap, rotor arm, points and condenser. New British made high output sports coil. New HT lead, new spark plug leads, new Champion period plug caps and new spark plugs. Brand new Hoses and clips fitted throughout engine cooling system during reassembly. New oil and air filters. Radiator overhauled full system flush before new coolant added. New radiator pressure cap. New battery and battery terminals. Complete sump off full engine flush, new wet oil pressure gauge fitted, new sump and oil filter gaskets and gasket seals Fuel system completely overhauled and flushed including fuel tanks fuel pumps, hoses and lines and new parts fitted where required. Carburettors taken off stripped down and reassembled with new parts where necessary including float chambers, gaskets, needles, springs and valves. New petrol float bowl and filter all hoses and clips replaced. Now runs on unleaded fuel, I only cover approximately 30 miles per month so only use the left hand petrol tank, the right fuel tank and fuel pump are operative and switchable from dash board but as the right tank has not been used for some time and does not contain any fuel it could benefit from a flush through before being put into operation with fuel again. On occasions if I am feeling well enough I'll take the car on a long run taking in the motorway and drive into cities like Derby or Birmingham just to keep everything up and running nicely tickety boo. The gearbox changes lovely and smoothly through all gears and intermediate speed hold as well as kick down from accelerator pedal are working perfectly. Brand newish set of four Firestone correct period tyres fitted at a cost of £325 per tyre which have covered at the most 200 miles. New power steering completely overhauled with new high pressure hoses and clips, steering unit from steering wheel down was stripped and new coupling fitted. holds a lovely straight line. Brakes were also fully overhauled including hand brake, with new disks and pads fitted so the car stops on a sixpence. The paint work was originally Black, at some point during it's Australian life it has had the bottom section sprayed Red / Maroon adding to the cars presence, the paint itself is showing signs of the cars 60 years of age however it adds to the whole general patina and gives the car more provenance and originality. I did not want to spoil this by investing in a respray, many fellow classic car owners said I'd be a fool to do this ruining the patina so in one sense I was discouraged from going that route, and I'm glad I didn't as the money I feel has been more wisely invested in the mechanics. Ok the beautiful leather interior showing on the photo's was originally Grey, also at some point, which I believe to be fairly recent, this was replaced with a stunning new interior finished in an ivory / cream colour being of top quality Hand Made Connolly Hide Leather with matching rexine / vinyl door cards, in fact the drivers seat is the only seat which has seen the most wear. I was told by the cars last owner nobody ever sat in the back. The Headlining and majority of the Woodwork in particular the instrument panels and woodwork to front wind screen picnic tables etc., again is in super condition showing a fabulous period patina and polishes up to a high sheen with a nice bees wax. There are some very minimal signs of varnish peel which just needs a gentle touch up. There is a complete new set of quality carpets front and rear drivers side front fitted with Jaguar emblem embossed onto a vinyl foot rest and moulded onto the carpet for protection area under drivers feet. This car has never been driven in the rain by myself only used on sunny days and has always been garaged and wrapped in blankets. The chrome work generally is again mainly superb original and majority polishes up to a wonderful shine, there is a little pitting hear and there and the rear bumper has began to peel slightly. There is a complete set of correct Jaguar tools all stamped with the 1950's Jaguar emblem, I have removed these from door tool kits and placed them into a 1950's Jaguar wooden and metal constructed tool box similar to the Mark 10 shape toolbox. These now live in the boot of the car along side the old spare cross ply tyre. Also along with the sale there is quite a large collection of spare parts no body panels or glass however there are headlights various bits of chrome a new exhaust system, a spare leaping cat with whiskers from the 50's again, oil pumps, oil filters, air filters, bulbs, plugs, leads etc., I welcome any test drive and professional mechanical inspection as all major mechanical work has been undertaken so no horrible leaks shows correct oil pressure and starts straight off the button, with auto choke, I'm confident enough to say you could drive the car home if you so desire, it has done such little mileage since the mechanical rebuild. I feel due to the fact the car even at it's 60 years of age is so fabulous mechanically after the massive recommission spend and the fact even with any negatives it is bodily very sound and retains nearly all of its originality and quality patina, with all this taken into consideration I have looked at the market prices for these rare Jaguar beasts and feel this car is priced fairly. It can only increase in value in future years therefor is a very worthwhile investment. It has a large history file with £1000's worth of old and new receipts going back to the original ownership all original handbooks and the original brown hard-backed 1950's Jaguar workshop manual I am a member of the J.E.C. I am open to near offers so will negotiate but please only genuine interested buyers apply I am too long in the tooth to suffer fools! Remember this is a 60 year old vehicle and although a fortune has been spent on this Jaguar just this year alone, it is being sold privately without a warranty or any guarantees. Thank you for your interest. To view and test drive also any professional inspection welcome, please contact: 07763 011574