A friend of mine bought a 1969 xj the other day. It is an
interesting car. Recent respray in original colour, sable, tidy
biscuit interior, chrome bezels etc.
The car has some features I haven’t seen on other xjs which make it
interesting. For example, at the back of the fuel caps is a chrome
finisher, sort of an extension of the ‘spine’ of the fuel cap (the
elevated bit). It has a one piece rear bumper, copper pipe instead
of rubber tubing from the front doors to the body, no rear badge or
reflectors under the rear lights (giving it a cleaner look),
hatched treadplates a la the Mark X, not the polished ‘Jaguar’ sort.
Also it has electric windows and integrated air conditioning, not
the aftermarket kind. This is fairly unusual as I have never seen a
series I car in Australia with these before. My own car has the
aftermarket unit. It has different windscreen rubbers with much
wider chromed, not stainless, trim pieces over them.
Also, the car spent time in England, Italy, England and then
Australia. It came with full documentation, even bills of lading
from the ships it travelled on and the original rego numbers.
Does anyone else have a similar car to this? How common are these
very early cars nowadays?–
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