[collectibles] D Type Service Manual

Hi,

I have a Jaguar ‘‘D type’’ Service Manual, unmarked and perfect
condition.
Does anyone know if it is worth anything?
Could anyone put me in touch with a collector who would want this
sort of collectible, especially in exchange for anything 220
related?
Cheers.
Andyggg–
andyggg
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Hi Andy,

Two Service Manuals were printed for the D Type - one in 1955, while the car
was still in production, and one undated version during the British Leyland
era.

The first edition in fine condition can fetch up to �1000, especially in the
auction room with two determined bidders head-to-head. The British Leyland
effort is much less sought-after and I can’t recall one going over �200.

Hope that helps - and that yours is 1955!

Ian Cooling
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Subject: [collectibles] D Type Service Manual

Hi,

I have a Jaguar ‘‘D type’’ Service Manual, unmarked and perfect
condition.
Does anyone know if it is worth anything?
Could anyone put me in touch with a collector who would want this
sort of collectible, especially in exchange for anything 220
related?
Cheers.
Andyggg

andyggg
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In reply to a message from ian cooling sent Fri 19 May 2006:

Thanks Ian.
My copy has British Leyland stamped all over it, so it is
obviously the later edition.

In my day at Radford (mid-late 1980s), I think we produced better
Service Manuals than the one in question, obviously much improved
graphics, with better typesetting, etc.
I remember having to produce a service manual for a V12 version XJS
with a manual transmission. They were beasts! Very few were
produced, due to the transmission failing (I wonder why!). After
that, the transmission became a GM400 Auto, and eventually a ZF box.

Thanks again for the info.–
andyggg
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Thanks Andy,

Glad that was useful. I remember the manual XJS well. It was always a
personal regret that the box that (by and large) dealt with the V12 well in
the Series 3 E Type, could not do the job in the XJS. I think that by then,
the engine had run ahead of the gearbox.

That said, one of my abiding memories is a fast over-night run across Europe
in a manual V12 XJS Eventer from Lugano to Calais some few years ago (more
than I care to remember). Working the gears hard up and down the Alpine
passes; then excellent gear work through the suburbs of Basle and Strasburg
in that intense and heavily trafficked post-midnight period; followed by
superb, restful high-speed motoring with the sun tipping over the eastern
horizon behind us on that fast run in across the flatness of northern
France.

We missed the ferry we were aiming for (too ambitious!) but, no probs,
sleeping bags were quickly unrolled and a goodly kip was had in the back
before we rumbled onto the ferry and through Dover in time for a relaxing
lunch at the Duck Inn at Pett Bottom (true!) just south of Canterbury - now
a thin shadow of its former self.

Bliss!

Ian----- Original Message -----
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Subject: Re: [collectibles] D Type Service Manual

In reply to a message from ian cooling sent Fri 19 May 2006:

Thanks Ian.
My copy has British Leyland stamped all over it, so it is
obviously the later edition.

In my day at Radford (mid-late 1980s), I think we produced better
Service Manuals than the one in question, obviously much improved
graphics, with better typesetting, etc.
I remember having to produce a service manual for a V12 version XJS
with a manual transmission. They were beasts! Very few were
produced, due to the transmission failing (I wonder why!). After
that, the transmission became a GM400 Auto, and eventually a ZF box.

Thanks again for the info.

andyggg
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