[concours]Wires, tint, velour, was Re: Concours Digest V1 #177

Well, you questions are addressed to Steve but, what the hell, I’ll take a
stab at 'em.

On a Series III car wire wheels and add-on tinting film would certainly be
considered incorrect. Jaguar did not build 'em that way, period.

Series II seats ? I know that Jaguar offered a variety of cloth upholstery
over the years. I have an issue of Sportscar and Classic (10/97) which
features a rather in-depth article on an XJ12C. The subject vehicle, a UK
market car, clearly has blue velour seats. My assumption (key word:
assumption) is that if blue velour was offered, red probably was, too. (The
car also has polished Kents…but that’s another story !)

Now we’ll wait for Steve (or Gregory, or ???) to validate or dismiss my
answers! :slight_smile:

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA----- Original Message -----
From: “Richard Crump” rcrump@enid.com

Hi Steve
I have more cofusing questions stemming from the XJ Driven class at
Franklin. Are tinted windows (w/ film) and spoke wire wheels correct
options on a Series three.

On a Series two non-export model coupe. Is red cloth velour on the seats
correct? Thanks for your opinion.
Richard Crump, esq, xke, xj6c.

I was at the show where these cars were displayed. The ser III with the
wires and window film was heavily penalized for them. Wires are nice, but
JCNA will slam you hard every time for them. You see all kinds of hoonish
stuff at these shows. Some cars are well prepared but some are just daily
drivers and the owners thought it would be fun to have them in the show (hey,
it’s a great parking place). There is room in the hobby for everyone. The
Ser II xj12C in question is the prettiest little v12 coupe I have ever seen.
This right hand drive car is all original in Old English White. Imported
into the States 3 years ago by the current owner. The v12 engine is well
maintained and purrs like only the v12’s can. The red velour seats are
perfectly authentic for a UK spec car from 1976 and are, infact, original to
this car (these were the British Leland years). It has painted Kents and the
pretty stainless trim along the swage line which are all correct for the ser
II xj12 and xj12c. His first place in D6 is well deserved. The owner of
this car also maintained a vigil with me while I tried to figure out why my
car woudn’t start. He showed real Jaguar enthusiast comraderie through-out
the entire weekend.
John Testrake
St. Louis, USA
84 xj6 76xj12

In a message dated 7/30/01 9:40:43 PM Central Daylight Time,
DWYERD@email.msn.com writes:

Well, you questions are addressed to Steve but, what the hell, I’ll take a
stab at 'em.

On a Series III car wire wheels and add-on tinting film would certainly be
considered incorrect. Jaguar did not build 'em that way, period.

Series II seats ? I know that Jaguar offered a variety of cloth
upholstery> over the years. I have an issue of Sportscar and Classic (10/97) which
features a rather in-depth article on an XJ12C. The subject vehicle, a UK
market car, clearly has blue velour seats. My assumption (key word:
assumption) is that if blue velour was offered, red probably was, too. (The
car also has polished Kents…but that’s another story !)

Now we’ll wait for Steve (or Gregory, or ???) to validate or dismiss my
answers! :slight_smile:

Doug Dwyer
Longview, Washington USA

----- Original Message -----
From: “Richard Crump” rcrump@enid.com

Hi Steve
I have more cofusing questions stemming from the XJ Driven class at
Franklin. Are tinted windows (w/ film) and spoke wire wheels correct
options on a Series three.

On a Series two non-export model coupe. Is red cloth velour on the seats
correct? Thanks for your opinion.
Richard Crump, esq, xke, xj6c.