Excellent example of early mark 2 - older restoration with patina, with large number of practical upgrades.
Original opalescent blue body with pale blue interior colour scheme as confirmed in its Heritage certificate.
Over £12,000 has been spent in the last 3 years to bring this beautiful car into excellent all round condition from the bodywork and chrome, to the wood and leather interior, and mechanics.
The car has had sensible yet performance enhancing upgrades including Harvey Bailey handling kit, Vicarage power steering, uprated engine, enhanced cooling system, stainless steel exhaust and many other upgrades listed below. It runs on a brand new set of chrome wire wheels with new Blockley tyres.
This car is the subject of an older restoration carried out in 1982, which included new front wings, inner and outer sills, spring mounts and jacking points, Coombs rear spats and bonnet louvres.
The car was resprayed in its original pearlescent blue colour, and re-trimmed in its original pale blue coloured leather by Suffolk and Turley. New carpet set from Suffolk & Turley fitted 2015. New seat belt set fitted front and rear in 2015. All verified as original specification by its Heritage certificate.
The engine was rebuilt with re-ground crankshaft, re-bored with new pistons, camshaft and timing chain, oil pump and fitted with gold specification straight port cylinder head and 2” SU carburettors, all fully balanced and produces some 260 BHP. New starter motor fitted 2015.
The 4 speed manual transmission has a rebuilt synchromesh with overdrive gearbox, new clutch (2015), rebuilt rear axle and prop shaft complete with Salisbury limited slip differential.
Brakes – four pot vented discs to the front, with standard discs to the rear. All replaced in 2017 with new hubs, bearings, callipers and pads.
The steering is fitted with a Vicarage power steering installation derived from an XJS.
It is fitted with Spax adjustable shock absorbers and Harvey Bailey roll bars front and rear. Rear axle assembly has been powder coated. New suspension bushes just fitted in 2018.
The cooling system has a rebuilt radiator with additional core and has recently been fitted with a Revotec cooling fan and electric thermostat controller, expansion tank and silicone hoses.
New battery fitted 2017.It has new rubbers all round to doors, bonnet, boot etc. New boot liner carpet.
The car has recently been fitted with brand new chrome wire wheels and chrome ear spinners and brand new Blockley tyres. (The original painted wire wheels and tyres are retained and will be included in the sale).
There is an extensive history file, receipts, MoTs, handbook, and complete tool kit and two sets of keys.
This is a beautiful car to drive and much admired wherever she goes. Garaged and looked after all of its life, but now looking for a new home.
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