Series 1 2+2, how many manual ones built ?

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#1 Series 1 2+2, how many manual ones built ?

Post by Stevejaguar » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:20 pm

Hi, the XKE data site says that there were 973 series 1 2+2s built.
Does anyone know how many were manual ( like mine) ?
Is it possible to get even more specific and find out how many manual cars had wire wheels or is that going too far?
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#2 Re: Series 1 2+2, how many manual ones built ?

Post by christopher storey » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:22 pm

All series 1s had wire wheels

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#3 Re: Series 1 2+2, how many manual ones built ?

Post by mystery type » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:31 pm

. Hi, the XKE data site says that there were 973 series 1 2+2s built.
From our knowledge base..

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Not sure which is the correct number, but I can confirm that including mine, I now know of two manual gearbox cars :lol:
Paul 1967 S1 2+2

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#4 Re: Series 1 2+2, how many manual ones built ?

Post by Joes66 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:12 am

1969 series 2 2+2

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#5 Re: Series 1 2+2, how many manual ones built ?

Post by christopher storey » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:14 am

Steve : of the 277 RHD cars listed as extant on xkedata ( I haven't analysed the LHD ones ) 214 were manual , and throughout the S1 run it was fairly consistent at about 75% manual, 25% BW

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#6 Re: Series 1 2+2, how many manual ones built ?

Post by Durango2k » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:25 pm

I looked for years to find a project - S1 2+2 manual and my limit was 10 grand. In the end I found one, bought it via ebay, and it was a total wreck, more or less, I re-shelled it with Pete‘s help. That was 13 years ago...

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Jag E '66 S1 2+2, Citroen DS 23 Pallas iE, Citroen SM 3.0, Concept Centaur MK1, Citroen 11 BL '54, Sinclair C5, Velosolex

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#7 Re: Series 1 2+2, how many manual ones built ?

Post by inner pickle » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:49 am

Yep, an horrific 6 years for me ex ebay manual UK car.

I had a nice Aston, why oh why did I get rid to fund this.?

You name what could go wrong I've had it. "Dodgy restorer" missing parts not returned, V5 issues, and well north of £100K spent. Quite how I spent that £100K is a mystery but it's getting closer to completion.

If there's ever an award for "worst, mis-guided owner attempt at a restoration" I'm a shoe in winner. On the positive side it's looking fantastic.

at 6'2" at least I'm hopeful of getting in it.

If anyone needs tips on what not to do, PM me. :shock:

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#8 Re: Series 1 2+2, how many manual ones built ?

Post by chrisfell » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:50 am

I know of more than one S1 2+2 with a manual box which has a chassis number ending in BW. Mine was originally manual, and still is.
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Chris '67 S1 2+2

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#9 Re: Series 1 2+2, how many manual ones built ?

Post by christopher storey » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:39 pm

Chris Fell - oh indeed, there have been a lot of conversions . A friend of mine converted his after he had had it for about 20 years ! In fact, the BW cars are not at all bad to drive if they are properly set up, and they have the advantage ( in UK spec at least ) of being a more relaxed cruiser with the 2.88 axle

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