|Open Two Seater|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 1 April 2020.
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2019-11-21 06:42:48 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 11/21/19
Opening bid US $87,500 reserve not met 0 bids 9 days left in auction seller jpfrazier4211, 84k miles, car now said to be in Lebanon, Tennessee, previously Memphis, TN.
The previous owners of this stunning Jaguar purchased it the week they were married in 1964...not a practical decision, but one that brought great joy to them over the years. They were living in Costa Mesa, California, and took many driving trips before they returned home to the Chicago area.
It was always kept garaged and spotless. They often went for ice cream with one son sitting between the seats and another one in the wife's lap. Amazingly ice cream was actually consumed in this car! The Jag was maintained by the husband beautifully and always got many compliments. The car was entered in many car shows, and always came home with top honors.
In 1997 they decided to have the car undergo a complete restoration. The husband, an engineer by trade and owner of a company specializing in mechanical solutions for the steel industry, was a perfectionist and wanted to return his car to as near original condition as possible. This three year project included a full rotisserie restoration of the body and chassis, rebuilding of all mechanical systems, engine and transmission.
In the fall of 2000 the family had the pleasure of participating in the International Jaguar Show that was held in their hometown in Tennessee. It was a magic time to be a part of the gathering in this picturesque town. Jaguar owners came from around the world with almost every year and model represented. The show proved to be a memorable moment, including a feature article in USA today about family, the car and Franklin, TN.
Another memorable moment came early one Sunday morning when they were driving on the interstate when a State Trooper put his lights on and pulled them over. He told them it was such a beautiful car that he just had to see it up close!
This car was dearly cherished and entered it in many local British Car club shows. Though the members were friends, they all said they would get frustrated when this beauty showed up and won top honors. The husband passed away in May of 2018 after a tough battle with cancer. His family hopes the next owner of this car will appreciate his meticulous attention to detail and honor his memory by enjoying ownership as much as he did.
The gear box number is JL39468JS, the body number is F15021, the chassis number is S830022.