1958 Jaguar Mk1 3.4

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

WHO Kevin Evans MILES 28,794 PROVE­NANCE In the fam­ily for the last 50 years None what­so­ever HOWMANY LEFT 35 HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?

It’s not ac­tu­ally mine, but I am due to in­herit it. I have known the car for 40 years and my un­cle, who is nearly 90, wants me to take it after he passes away. So not quite yet! The car ap­pears to be com­plete, in­clud­ing the spare wheel and tool kit, but has not been used since 1966 when it was re­versed into my rel­a­tives’ barn and has been there ever since. The in­te­rior is light green and the car is fit­ted with a man­ual gear­box.

HOW MUCH HISTORY?

The story is that it came down from the Old Kent Road in Lon­don to West Wales – and that was the last jour­ney it made. It still wears its June 1966 tax disc. We have the original brown log­book some­where – I have seen it. We’ll find it again some day.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

It’s a project, and not for the faint­hearted. The sills are gone, and the door bot­toms and back ‘arches are start­ing to rust, though the front end is bet­ter. The un­der­neath is any­one’s guess. One wiper arm is in the wrong po­si­tion and the keys have been lost. My am­bi­tion, al­though a clas­sic fan, is to sell it on via a Brightwells’ auc­tion.

HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED?

Not at all, and the over­all look of the car sug­gests that the mileage as dis­played is cor­rect.

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