Mods and Con­se­quences

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Jaguar Mk2

Si­mon bought his Mk2 3.8 in 1979 and it cov­ers 8000-10,000 miles a year. He says: ‘I tow a car­a­van with it, take it on track days and use it for long-dis­tance tour­ing. It was an auto but is now a man­ual with over­drive. I re­placed the steer­ing box with a rack-and­pin­ion set-up but this pro­duced lousy han­dling so I fit­ted a Jaguar 420 power-as­sisted steer­ing box, sus­pen­sion and brakes (along with XJ rear wheel cylin­ders). It’s been to South Africa once, the US twice and was shipped to Mal­lorca in 2014. It doesn’t have an easy life – it re­cently did 38 laps of Cas­tle Combe in one ses­sion – but as long as it’s prop­erly main­tained, a Mk2 will take what­ever you throw at it.’

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