1969 JAGUAR 420 G FOUR DOOR SALOON
Registration No. Not Registered
Chassis No. B1D 56440 BW
Engine No. 9D 594 33-6
Silver with a black interior.
Engine: six cylinder in-line, twin overhead camshafts, 4,220cc, 265bhp at 5,500rpm; Gearbox: three speed automatic; Suspension: fully independent, front, with wishbones and coil-springs, rear, by trailing-link with coil-springs; Brakes: four wheel hydraulically operated disc; Steering: power-assisted. Right hand drive.
Jaguar Cars returned to the large luxury saloon car market in 1961 with the lordly Mark X saloon. Styled by Sir William Lyons, clearly with the needs and preferences of the increasingly important North American market in mind, it was lavishly equipped and surrounded its occupants with an ambience of deep pleated leather, thick pile carpet and highly polished veneers. It was of unitary structure, and the designs of its rear independent suspension were soon also to be found on the E-Type sports models. In deference to its performance and weight, disc brakes were standardised from the beginning, as was power steering. Top speed for the 4.2 litre version was 122mph, and it took just 7.9seconds 0-50 mph, with a cost of just £2156. Impressive though these figures were, the 420G real role was to cosset senior executives, to whisk them with silent efficiency from airport to boardroom. It was a task this fine automobile and its latter descendants were to satisfy admirably for some two decades to follow.
This car was originally supplied to South Africa, the distributor being BMC South Africa for Jaguar South Africa. It is interesting to note that the car was supplied as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) Kit, and assembled there. It was despatched on the 11th March in 1969 to the owner.
Its history in South Africa is not known at the time of cataloguing, but by the early 1990's the car had found its way to Japan. It is evident that the car has been well restored at some stage. Paintwork is free of chips and scratches, with the coachwork having a good panel fit and corrosion free as one would expect from the dry climate. The interior also has been restored, with little use since; it is again in good order.
Due to the length of time the car has been in the collection, we would recommend that a full mechanical inspection be undertaken before the car is to be used. This must be one of the best value luxury cars on the market today, being a rare opportunity to acquire a car in this condition. Sold with a JDHT Heritage Certificate.