I’m looking at a 1962 Jaguar MKII that is missing its data plate. The engine number is LB9681-9, which confirms as a 3.8, but I have no idea if the engine is a numbers match to the car. I wondered if there are records (other than a heritage certificate) that might give some clue, i.e. engines after a certain number were in 1963 cars, or car numbers 217436 (from the hood latch area) were all 3.4…something like that?
Car looks to be in good shape, but…a non matching engine…not sure If that changes my decision.