Hello, Does anyone have access to the build dates for MKII 3.4 8:1 engines?
Looking at Nigel Thorley’s book, Original Jag MKI / MKII (PG. 62) engine number KG6738 was the first engine produced in June 1961. KG 9884 was the first engine to be produced in August 1961. My car is fitted with engine KG 7242 8 which matches the compliance / build plate. The car was produced on the 11th of July 1961 and dispatched on the 21st of July 1961. According to Jaguar’s Heritage Department my car was “originally” fitted with engine number KG 9937 8. The problem is that that engine KG 9937 8 was built in mid August! The engine in my car KG 7242 8 was built in late June 1961!
Which do I trust, the compliance plate or the Heritage Certificate?