I am new to this forum and I have recentley relocated from the US
to a small town in India. I was born and raised in India and a
friend has offered to sell me his vintage Jag that he has had in
storage for the past 15 years.
I wanted to get your opinion on the feasibilty of this restoration
project if I were to buy it. I am currently restoring a classic
1963 Mercedes 190c and I will need to shelve the Jag project till
next year even if I were to buy this car now. How much time and
money do you estimate that will be spent and how much effort would
be needed since parts in India would be virtually impossible to
source. Where does one get vintage parts for a Jaguar and what is
the availibility like. What other resources are out there to get
this job done.
Here’s an initial description of the car after my first hand
observation today - First of all, both the owner and I am not sure
of the vintage and model. Only visible badging is on the hood -
Jaguar and One and Half Litre - This leads me to beleive that it is
a 1938 SS Jaguar Sports Saloon - Pictures from Google match the
Please confirm the same if you can.
Body is in decent shape with no major rusting. Headlamps avaliable
but no tail lamps. Fuel tank is dissasembled. Missing one wheel.
Engine looks like it will need to be rebuilt but will not know for
sure unless we try and crank her up. Axles look to be okay and all
4 wind shields are present. Interior is non existent - No
dashboard / seats / side trims.
I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
Please let me know what you think as I would like to take an
educated decision before plunging into this project.
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