This special Jaguar Mk.II is the former property of the late Jeff Uren, retired BSCC driver famed for his engineering and tuning skills which led to his renowned work with the Ford Cortina Mk.II Savage and Ford Capri Stampede which remain a hit with Ford aficionados to this day.
He bought this Jaguar in Bedfordshire in January 2000 after the then-owner had invested many ££’s and close to two years having the car restored by Flying Cat Engineering of Royston, Hertfordshire. There is photographic record of the extent of the restoration, which included cutting-out and repairing and welding new sections, front cross member, crow’s feet, stays, front valance, sills, floor sections, rear wheel arches, doors, rear valance, boot lid, spring hangers, inner wheel arches and splash panels, and also to strip, prepare and respray the car in original colour of British Racing Green. All this work took from April 1996 to the finishing touch headlining in 1998.
From the Spring of 2000 after owning the car for just a handful of months, Jeff started to identify problems with the original 3.4 engine. It was reported to be running too limply when cold, then running too hot and burning oil, etc. Peter Cooper from CooperCraft was consulted throughout. By October 2000, a solution was discussed and a decision made; At Jeff’s instruction, the team at CooperCraft would fit a healthy 4.2 engine from a Jaguar 420G and a 5-speed Getrag gearbox to the Mk.II. Driving this car today, it’s a wonder every Mk.II owner hasn’t done it!
The transformation is remarkable. The security you feel from being able to keep up with modern traffic means you’re able to use this car any day of the year. Thanks also to some later modifications from CooperCraft including replacing the brake servo and reservoir valve the car stops as you would expect, pulling up tight and in a straight line. Upgrades to the front sub frame, new bushes, new front chassis legs, coil springs, and shock absorbers also add to the overall solid feeling you return from the car on the road.
Sadly, Jeff contracted cancer aged 81 in late 2005. As a result he sold many assets, including this Jaguar in February 2006 to his neighbour, a local garage owner. Jeff died in April 2007, but his car lived on with his friend and neighbour being enjoyed for ten years and countless family weddings until we were fortunate to be able to buy this car in the Spring of 2016. We sold it shortly afterwards, and are now proud to have it back in stock again for its next fortunate custodian.
This Jaguar has now had just five former keepers and is accompanied by its original registration number and original Manufacturer’s Warranty showing delivery via A.J. Beal of Exeter to one Dr. D.M Green of Sidmouth on 26th July 1961. It’s sold with two sets of keys, current MOT to March 2019 and a host of past MOT’s, not to mention the many invoices for restorative and maintenance works over the years.
This Mk.II was treated to a full health-check and fluids service when we supplied it in August 2016. Since then, many hours have been spent by its enthusiastic new keeper in treating and enhancing the interior wood and leather to great effect. Further monies have been invested to replace both bottom ball joints, one upper joint, sandwich mounts, exhaust mount, replacement fuel pump and pipes, replacement thermostat and exchanging the gearbox oil. Resultantly, ‘841 JTT’ is now a very sound car indeed.
Very few classic cars feel so tight and proven as this car. The timeless BRG with Tan leather interior has aged gracefully, and the fact that this car hasn’t been restored to perfection, is exactly what makes it ‘perfect’ in our eyes….
Very nice model year 2000 XKR convertible. Two owner car with only 84.930 km (53.081 miles)Delivered new in Germany with european specs. Allways mantained with brand new tires. Beautiful silver with black leather and wood dash. Pretty much all options inclusive original Jaguar telephone. Come fly in .....
This is in its original wonderful condition Dark Blue coachwork, with a near unmarked Light Grey Leather interior,
fitted with the burl wood dash & door cappings.
It is a UK supplied car by Follett Jaguar of London, on the 16th January 1990, for the use of a director at Saarchi & Saarchi, one of .....
This is arguably the finest example of this UK built short wheel base ,manual 4.2 with overdrive 56500 miles it spent it's life in locked up garage This car was completely
overhauled from bare metal ,by New Zealand's top classic car restorer, THE SURGERY of PORIRUA WELLINGTON. All original genuine .....
YES ONE OWNER (original log book)
Undergoing complete restoration,1 owner from new 45k miles ,Uk car all matching nos, The body has been completely restored, new floors inner and outer sills,boot floor,new doors, rear wings, all to a very high standard,
All panel gaps are perfect ready for seam sealing .....
Tester Engineering are please to offer for sale a Aluminium bodied Jaguar XKSS recreation. Works are currently ongoing, which means this would be an ideal moment to stake your claim on this beautiful car and incorporate your own wishes. Specification includes • all aluminium body • Fully adjustable .....
Tester Engineering are please to offer for sale a 1952 Jaguar XK120. Works are currently ongoing, which means this would be an ideal moment to stake your claim on this beautiful car and incorporate your own wishes. Specification includes • XK120 Roadster all aluminium body • Fully adjustable suspension .....
Rare Dateless Number plate from 1930's, looks great on an appropriate Jag Model with same name. 71 could be Year of Birth or Age, or what have you?
XKR OR XK8 ETC. Car in picture is also available and advertised separately. XK120/140/150 ETC, Etc
TAKEN IN P/EX SO ANY REASONABLE OFFER CONSIDERED! .....
Very beautiful private car
Blue leather interior
Radio with CD
New battery in 2014
All running perfectly
Always stored inside private garage
Specification subject to verification by purchaser