[concours] Series II door armrests

I have a 1969 series II 2+2, no. 40996 with a build date of Jan 27,
1969. The car, as it was when I bought it, has armrests on each door.
The arm rests are plain black, no chrome trim or other embellishments.
I don’t know for sure, but I suspect they are original; the screw
positions match to the captive nuts on the door. I always understood
that series II Es came without armrests.

Question: Is it possible that Jaguar used existing stocks of door
panels and armrests on early series II cars and hence the armrests are
correct? If so how would I go about convincing a judge at concours?

Any clarification greatfully appreciated. John Walker

John: It is my understanding that early series two E-Types had no arm rests
but that later Series II did have them. My 69 FHC does not but my friends
70 OTS does have them. The car no. of my 69 is 1R25820, which if I recall,
is in the first 10% of production of Series II.

Bob Reid
61 E-Type OTS
69 E-Type FHC
73 E-Type OTS
84 XJ6

At 01:09 PM 2/10/98 -0600, you wrote:>I have a 1969 series II 2+2, no. 40996 with a build date of Jan 27,

  1. The car, as it was when I bought it, has armrests on each door.
    The arm rests are plain black, no chrome trim or other embellishments.
    I don’t know for sure, but I suspect they are original; the screw
    positions match to the captive nuts on the door. I always understood
    that series II Es came without armrests.

Question: Is it possible that Jaguar used existing stocks of door
panels and armrests on early series II cars and hence the armrests are
correct? If so how would I go about convincing a judge at concours?

Any clarification greatfully appreciated. John Walker

Your armrests sound like those on my 1970 OTS.

Regards,
Jim Ashbrook-----Original Message-----
From: John Walker [SMTP:jrwalker@notes.mdacc.tmc.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 1998 11:09 AM
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [concours] Series II door armrests

I have a 1969 series II 2+2, no. 40996 with a build date of Jan

27,
1969. The car, as it was when I bought it, has armrests on each
door.
The arm rests are plain black, no chrome trim or other
embellishments.
I don’t know for sure, but I suspect they are original; the
screw
positions match to the captive nuts on the door. I always
understood
that series II Es came without armrests.

Question:  Is it possible that Jaguar used existing stocks of

door
panels and armrests on early series II cars and hence the
armrests are
correct? If so how would I go about convincing a judge at
concours?

Any clarification greatfully appreciated.   John Walker

Jim: Thanks, I guess I will present them as original until proven
otherwise. John

Jim Wrote:

“Your armrests sound like those on my 1970 OTS.”

Original Message-----From: John Walker [SMTP:@John_Walker]
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 1998 11:09 AM
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [concours] Series II door armrests

I have a 1969 series II 2+2, no. 40996 with a build date of Jan
27,
1969. The car, as it was when I bought it, has armrests on each
door.
The arm rests are plain black, no chrome trim or other
embellishments.
I don’t know for sure, but I suspect they are original; the
screw
positions match to the captive nuts on the door. I always
understood
that series II Es came without armrests.

Question: Is it possible that Jaguar used existing stocks of
door
panels and armrests on early series II cars and hence the
armrests are
correct? If so how would I go about convincing a judge at
concours?

Any clarification greatfully appreciated. John Walker