I brought this as a diamond in the rough 5 years ago from the 3rd LADY owner who had stored it in a barn for 12 years).
Garaged since I have owned, comes with service folder and receipts back to early 2000's.
The car needed alot of work but I saw alot of potential as it was an unmolested original example, including the original AM radio!
The owner advised she wanted to sell it to an enthusiast who would bring "her" back to life as she loved the car very much, the car is a "she" as it's name was Cleo!
At least 20 years of Cleo's 42 year history is known and the previous owner brought it from a friend who was the 2nd owner who resided in the Mornington Peninsula.
The original owner brought it from the UK and imported it to Australia. We know this as there is no local Australian import plates.
Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust advised the car was classed as a home delivery and was brokered by Henlys of London.
This is the most powerful for its era being a 9:1 compression example. All chassis, Motor and gearbox numbers match. Including the original Borg Warner Transmission Car with the black matt boot lid!
Recent major maintenance by well known Jaguar mechanic with thousands of $'s spent in the last 12 months.
There is a comprehensive summary of slow restoration works and photos completed both mechanically and cosmetically over the last 5 years.
Much of this work was completed by myself, particularly restoring the fuel system.
Works consist of;
New Fuel Tank
Reconditioned Surge Tank (Internal liner added)
Flushed out Fuel System
Ultrasonically cleaned injectors
All new injector and fuel hoses
New Fuel Filter
Cleaned Fuel Pressure regulators
New Water pump
2 x new water thermostats (genunire 86c Jaguar items)
New water hoses (2 at top, 1 on bottom)
New Radiator Bleed valve
Recent Brake service - including hoses, fluids, Master cylinder, Fluid Resovoir seals in Master cylinder, Front Brake pads
IGNITION & AIR
New Bosch Coil (original Lucas OK)
New Full Set of Champion Gold spark Plugs
New Auxilary Air Valve and gasket
All new auxillary and fan belts
New Gear reduction Starter Motor
New Bonnet Gas Struts
New Headlining, red leather interior was restored by previous owner before I brought it.
RUST SPOTS / BODY
Generally very good condition for original UK car. Yes there is existing rust but not too much.
Restoration works completed consisted of Cut out and welded in new patch metal panel just behind passenger door and top of left butress (photos of works available).
There is some surface rust in rear footwell, no holes as it appears to be just missing a plug, A little surface rust present in boot also.
There will be some prep work required to rear left wheel arch prior to a future paint job.
The last phase or restoration work was needs to be a nice coat of paint.
STEERING & SUSPENSION
New top seal to power steering rack
New Hire pressure Hose to steering rack
New wiper park switch and recoed wiper motor
New Steering Rack rubber Mounts
New Front Sway Bay Rubber Mounts
New Rubber bushes to front and rear suspension
Reconditioned AC Radiator (Not gassed yet)
Drives very well and smoothly and has been described by an expert as a very powerful example.
I want her to goto a genuine enthusiast, so, please, if you are an unfamiliar tyre kicker don't enquire.
If you have genuine interest then please contact me for any queries or wish to arrange an inspection.