I just acquired a very forlorn and rusty Federal Series 1 XJ12 from the second owner’s grandson. In the trunk I found most of a plastic/vinyl tool roll that is very much like one from a Series 3 E-Type - German Heyco wrenches, leather belted part etc… Right down to the extra-long V12 spark plug socket which I found in the jack bag. It appears to be a mostly unmolested car except for a circa 1979-1982 Alpine Stereo Cassette deck.
My questions is for US/Federal spec S1 XJ12 owners. Does anyone have a S1 XJ12 with the original tool-roll? I have pretty much all of the XJ books including the Nigel Throley ‘Original Jaguar XJ’ which says that S1’s use the hardura roll with Jaguar branded tools but I find this a little suspect and it doesn’t say anything about S1 XJ12’s specifically. I would postulate that if a N American Jag dealer’s customer wanted a tool roll for their brand new XJ12 they would give 'em an E-Type roll. Just curious if anyone else has one of those tool rolls in their S1 XJ12 that they think may be original.