1958 Jaguar Mk1 3.4
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.