[concours] Vehicle ID

Hi folks;
I have a Mark V that appears to be improperly registered. Going by the
vehicle ID and engine numbers (both original) and the production figures
(from several journals/books) it was manufactured in September or October
1949. However, when I purchased it, it was registered as a 1950. I have
written JDC, JEC, and Heritage organizations and either have received no
reply or an explanation that the Mark V records were destroyed in the
factory fire and they did not give any further information. New York state
says they need “something from Jaguar” to confirm the manufacture date. Any
suggestions on how to correct this? Will be happy to send vehicle
information for confirmation. Thanks to all.
Bob
p.s. I should not be surprised at the state’s silliness - it took me a year
(with photos, letters and documentation) to get them to correct a typo on
the registration of a 140 (was 8-xxx instead of S-xxx).

Of course…there’s nothing wrong with that. You ever buy a car at a dealer
in 1998 which was registered as a 1999?

My 76 XJ6L was made in 9/75, but it’s very definitely a 1976. It does take
some time for a car to get from the assembly line to the dealer’s floor!>Hi folks;

I have a Mark V that appears to be improperly registered. Going by the
vehicle ID and engine numbers (both original) and the production figures
(from several journals/books) it was manufactured in September or October
1949. However, when I purchased it, it was registered as a 1950. I have
written JDC, JEC, and Heritage organizations and either have received no
reply or an explanation that the Mark V records were destroyed in the
factory fire and they did not give any further information. New York state
says they need “something from Jaguar” to confirm the manufacture date. Any
suggestions on how to correct this? Will be happy to send vehicle
information for confirmation. Thanks to all.
Bob
p.s. I should not be surprised at the state’s silliness - it took me a year
(with photos, letters and documentation) to get them to correct a typo on
the registration of a 140 (was 8-xxx instead of S-xxx).


Cheers-

William “Chip” Lamb
West of Sweden SAAB & Jaguar
Charles City, VA.
http://www.wmsbrg.com/sweden/


This is not all that uncommon.

My 150 was built 2/9/60, first owner was 11/1/62 (according to the Heritage
Trust) and is registered as a 1961. Go figure.

I thought about trying to change it, but have concluded that it probably
does not matter that much as the value of the car will depend more on the
condition that if it is 38 or 37 years old. Anybody who understands the
cars will be more interested in the serial number and if the
engine/transmission are correct.

Brian McIntyre
61 (or is it 60) XK150-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Hamilton mark_v_man@email.msn.com
To: concours@jag-lovers.org concours@jag-lovers.org
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 9:41 AM
Subject: [concours] Vehicle ID

Hi folks;
I have a Mark V that appears to be improperly registered. Going by the
vehicle ID and engine numbers (both original) and the production figures
(from several journals/books) it was manufactured in September or October
1949. However, when I purchased it, it was registered as a 1950. I have
written JDC, JEC, and Heritage organizations and either have received no
reply or an explanation that the Mark V records were destroyed in the
factory fire and they did not give any further information. New York state
says they need “something from Jaguar” to confirm the manufacture date.
Any
suggestions on how to correct this? Will be happy to send vehicle
information for confirmation. Thanks to all.
Bob
p.s. I should not be surprised at the state’s silliness - it took me a year
(with photos, letters and documentation) to get them to correct a typo on
the registration of a 140 (was 8-xxx instead of S-xxx).