Jaguar Mark IX

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Jaguar Mark IX

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Postby christopher storey » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:41 pm

I have been offered a late Mark IX in the colour scheme I have always wanted which is the duo grey, in this case with a red interior. These cars are full of nostalgia for me, because it was my Father's example of these that first got me interested in cars in 1959 when I was bowled over by the polished cam covers ! It is an older significant - possibly complete - restoration which now looks very presentable and has just had quite a lot of money ( £3,000 ) spent on , in particular, brakes .The interior is good apart from the dash needing the varnish stripping . I am told it is rot free and that about the only blemish is on the front bumper which has a chrome blister. It is quite expensive at 29k asked, but by no means the most expensive I have seen lately, with a number on offer at in excess of £40k. Am I mad ... or since I want to relive my past should I go for it ??
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Postby mgcjag » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:16 pm

Christopher...its only money......and you can always sell it........you wont regret it when your driving around thinking of you dad and haveing all those old memories. ......get in quick.... Steve
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Postby abowie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:37 pm

Now that is cool.
If I had parking for it I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
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Postby mgcjag » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:50 pm

Now i know why you had those big garage doors fitted :bigrin:
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Postby cactusman » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:37 pm

I can almost smell the leather and that "old car" perfume :bigrin: :bigrin: . Lovely....would not fit in my garage or most probably between the gate posts though :sad:
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Postby Simon P » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:40 pm

Lovely!

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Postby V12 Epyte » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:54 pm

Could also go into the wedding business

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Postby 265bhp » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:28 pm

We’re here for a good time...not a long time.....
Buy it and enjoy it :thumbsup:
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Postby Tony » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:21 am

Christopher, you are a hopeless case with no chance of redemption. The car looks great and you know a good car when you see one. Now where hell are you going to park it. It looks two tone grey which looks great.
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Postby Series1 Stu » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:59 pm

Buy it, or regret not buying it.

Your might regret buying it, but at least you bought it.

My regret? Not buying a lightweight E for £600 back in 1980.

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Postby 1954Etype » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:30 am

My father had one too and I remember trips to the coast to visit an eccentric great Aunt. The car was magical and absolutely huge. Move on 50 years later and a friend imported an unrestored, complete and original one from the States. I borrowed it for a trip to the same coast with my siblings. What a car! I found the faster you went, the 'tighter' the car got. It was amazing.

If you have the room and it is a good car, buy it. (I'm good at spending other peoples money!).
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Postby phil.dobson@mac.com » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:24 am

Get it bought! (currentlylooking for a Mk Vii myself)

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Postby Gfhug » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:45 am

Christopher, you are going to need a very good reason not to buy after all the positive responses :bigrin:

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Re: Jaguar Mark IX

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Postby H7OB » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:00 pm

Hello Christopher,

Its probably fair to say that the response on this forum might be slightly biased towards the positive, but...

- The car looks fabulous.
- Your life will be better for owning it.
- You, and therefore your family and friends, will be happier.
- Its an opportunity you may well regret not taking.
- It will complement an E Type beautifully.
- Most importantly, life is far too short.

So thats my two 'penneth. Now just send us the pics when its next to your E, on your drive!
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Re: Jaguar Mark IX

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Postby christopher storey » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:56 am

Thank you to everyone for their unanimously encouraging replies. I am going to see it as soon as the snow abates !

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Postby cactusman » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:29 pm

No sign of it stopping in Hertfordshire....chaos and bedlam reign on the roads according to the local Facebook page....my jag safe in garage :bigrin: Hopefully the mark IX will be on Chris's drive very soon :bigrin: :bigrin:
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