[collectibles] Radio 1972 Jaguar XKE V-12

I am currently in the process of restoring a 1972 Jaguar XKE V-12.
I was wondering if you could help me with what manufacturer and
model stereo originally came in the vehicle. Could you e-mail me
this information at @kilgoura? Thanks…–
kilgoura
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Acoording to Haddock, all series 3’s had British Leyland radios and I quote:

“A tape-player-radio was offered as an option, as was a power antenna.
Later British-Leyland radios had the BL symbol on their tuning plates,
while early ones did not. Russ (whoever that is) states that the early '71
model year cars did not have BL radios, as the radios at that time were
were dealer installed options, but that subsequently, BL radios were the
only ones available.”

There are two pics in the Haddock book. Both show BL radios; one with the
BL symbol in the center of the tuning dial, and one with the symbol on the
far left. Either of these would be correct for your car.

Regards,
Patrick McLoad
'66 RHD Series 1 E-Type
2002 JCNA National Champion.

As good as the first HADDOCK book was on very early 3.8 E-Types,
especially the external bonnet lock ones, his second book is not so good
on 4.2 and V12 E-Type information, and has too many errors and assumptions
to be a reliable definitive reference .

The RUSS book - “Jaguar V-12 E-Type A Guide to Authenticity” by Richard
T. Russ is however excellent, and I believe clearly the best book
available on V12 E-Types, so I would use it as my preferred reference.

Both books are (in case of Haddock - a lot; Russ - very minor), to some
degree US-centric in coverage, and may not reflect the non-USA market cars
as well as US market cars, which may be very relevant re radios.

As indicated however, this was a period of common Dealer/after market
installation rather than ex-factory installation, although I seem to
recall
in UK, Phillips was the usual fitment, model type escapes me. In 1976 (3
years to late), factory option for the first XJS was the Philips RN712,
very
much the best radio you could buy at that time in UK apart from the
incredibly exotic Blaupunkt BERLIN. In Australia, it was pretty well all
dealer fitment of locally available in Australia radios during this
period. Something about impossible rates of radio pilferage from imported
cars at
this time.

Roger Payne
GPO Box 39
CANBERRA A.C.T. 2601
Australia----- Original Message -----
From: “Patrick Mcload” mcload@ev1.net
To: collectibles@jag-lovers.org
Cc: crimmins6@attbi.com
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2003 16:29
Subject: Re: [collectibles] Radio 1972 Jaguar XKE V-12
|
| >Acoording to Haddock, all series 3’s had British Leyland radios and I
quote:
|
|
| “A tape-player-radio was offered as an option, as was a power antenna.
| Later British-Leyland radios had the BL symbol on their tuning plates,
| while early ones did not. Russ (whoever that is) states that the early
'71
| model year cars did not have BL radios, as the radios at that time were
| were dealer installed options, but that subsequently, BL radios were the
| only ones available.”
|
| There are two pics in the Haddock book. Both show BL radios; one with
the
| BL symbol in the center of the tuning dial, and one with the symbol on
the
| far left. Either of these would be correct for your car.
|
| Regards,
| Patrick McLoad
| '66 RHD Series 1 E-Type
| 2002 JCNA National Champion.

I agree with Roger’s assessment of the Haddock books, but at least it was a
starting point for a quick answer. If you’re restoring the car, I’d vote
for finding an old Blaupunkt…they look so much better than the
British-Leyland. If you’re diligent, you may find one on EBay eventually.
Here’s a site that offers old auto radios…sometimes the only difference
between them is the faceplate. http://www.oldautoradio.com
But when restoring a car, there’s soooo much more to worry about than the
radio!
Good Luck!

Patrick===========================================================

At 07:28 PM 2/18/2003 +1100, you wrote:

As good as the first HADDOCK book was on very early 3.8 E-Types,
especially the external bonnet lock ones, his second book is not so good
on 4.2 and V12 E-Type information, and has too many errors and assumptions
to be a reliable definitive reference .

The RUSS book - “Jaguar V-12 E-Type A Guide to Authenticity” by Richard
T. Russ is however excellent, and I believe clearly the best book
available on V12 E-Types, so I would use it as my preferred reference.

Both books are (in case of Haddock - a lot; Russ - very minor), to some
degree US-centric in coverage, and may not reflect the non-USA market cars
as well as US market cars, which may be very relevant re radios.

As indicated however, this was a period of common Dealer/after market
installation rather than ex-factory installation, although I seem to
recall
in UK, Phillips was the usual fitment, model type escapes me. In 1976 (3
years to late), factory option for the first XJS was the Philips RN712,
very
much the best radio you could buy at that time in UK apart from the
incredibly exotic Blaupunkt BERLIN. In Australia, it was pretty well all
dealer fitment of locally available in Australia radios during this
period. Something about impossible rates of radio pilferage from imported
cars at
this time.

Roger Payne
GPO Box 39
CANBERRA A.C.T. 2601
Australia

----- Original Message -----
From: “Patrick Mcload” <@Patrick_McLoad>
To: collectibles@jag-lovers.org
Cc: crimmins6@attbi.com
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2003 16:29
Subject: Re: [collectibles] Radio 1972 Jaguar XKE V-12
|
| >Acoording to Haddock, all series 3’s had British Leyland radios and I
quote:
|
|
| “A tape-player-radio was offered as an option, as was a power antenna.
| Later British-Leyland radios had the BL symbol on their tuning plates,
| while early ones did not. Russ (whoever that is) states that the early
'71
| model year cars did not have BL radios, as the radios at that time were
| were dealer installed options, but that subsequently, BL radios were the
| only ones available.”
|
| There are two pics in the Haddock book. Both show BL radios; one with
the
| BL symbol in the center of the tuning dial, and one with the symbol on
the
| far left. Either of these would be correct for your car.
|
| Regards,
| Patrick McLoad
| '66 RHD Series 1 E-Type
| 2002 JCNA National Champion.

In reply to a message from Patrick Mcload sent Tue 18 Feb 2003:

Hello,

in my opinion, one of the most commonly missing part is the radio.

A modern radio in a classic is the worst thing.

It’s an evident part as anybody can see it and it shows that you
haven’t got an original car.

Thanks,

Jan–


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