Not very professional. BKR could be anything, Alvis, Riley…??
What is it with red? The car looks a little like a Christmas ornament. Looking at all the oil over the motor it looks like a candidate for an overhaul. In fact the whole car will probably need a decent restoration. It’s only money to some I guess?
Yes it is, well picked up. I’m assuming that an SS100 block would have SS on the exhaust side of the block? I think I can just make out the hexagonal boarder of a “Jaguar” cast mark. Finding an SS motor might be a challenge! What is the number ‘10866’ shown in the listing? Maybe it’s from the other car BKR?
Chassis number is 18066.
Red engine is a well known performance enhancement, as Ed would say.
I see the pressure cap added there.
Something in the lower rad hose, might be a heater?
Some sort of red bracket there too.
Plated starter motor.
Yes, two fuel pumps in parallel is correct on the 3-1/2 Litre cars, same as SS and Mark IV saloons, because it was the small body Type L pump which couldn’t keep up with the need on the larger engines. They have a screen filter inside.
This car started life as a 2-1/2 Litre, which only had one fuel pump, and no air cleaners.
I see another LHD Mark IV saloon sold on BAT last month for $32,000 in NY.
Old restoration, Mark V engine, needs some touching up, but seems like a good deal for the buyer.
Some of the comments on BAT are pretty stupid. I wonder why they allow them.
I see the seller was D Faust. There was a Doug Faust in NY that used to post on this forum. I wonder if we have lost him.
The MKV and MKIV engines are essentially the same, only the oil filter, generator bracket and water pump back plate, and on the 3 1 /2 Litre the crank damper pulley are different, very easy to make perfectly correct if that’s the goal.
Interesting that it also has MKV style unpleated seats, like 1940 models of SS Jaguar had.