Another one turns up

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#1 Another one turns up

Post by Sarthe72 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:37 pm

They do keep turning up, don't they? This 1961 LHD flat floor is back in Europe from Nigeria and now up for sale

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I was asked to have a look at it the other day and it is amazingly original, with all the right bits like the welded louvres, Butler chromes etc. etc. but, as always, holes in both cills and both floor pans. When I gave the owner my view of a restoration price he nearly fell through the floor, and now wants to sell it on. But I reckon he'll lose quite a bit on it since he paid dear.

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#2 Re: Another one turns up

Post by Sarthe72 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:09 pm

I really can't understand what is going on. The man paid £100,000 for this car including commission. It needs a complete rebuild, and until it is apart one will never know just how bad it is. He can't afford to rebuild it so wants to sell it, and I pointed out that he'll at least lose the £20,000 commission and VAT. But I know nothing; seems he has a potential buyer who will pay the £100,000.

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#3 Re: Another one turns up

Post by mgcjag » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:06 pm

A fool and his money are easy parted....or 2 fools :bigrin: :bigrin:
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#4 Re: Another one turns up

Post by Sarthe72 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:05 am

Overall this car shows 48,000 kms so about 30,000 miles. But would someone care to enlighten me as to this header tank? It looks an early one, but seems too angular.


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Post by cactusman » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:26 pm

Possibly a later tank....I think it should have the early type concertina hose to the engine inlet and the picture shows the later type smooth hose...
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#6 Re: Another one turns up

Post by Heuer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:09 pm

Header tank could be either version as the only difference was the change to accommodate the 9lb filler cap. Basically from March 1963 the header, cap and hose were intended to be used together as a set even if retro-fitted to earlier cars. On this car the hose is straight rather than the earlier convoluted and the cap looks to be after market. The Marston radiator has (unsurprisingly) been replaced with a non Jaguar one or bespoke item. I think the same applies to the header tank as it is indeed too angular.
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Post by PeterCrespin » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:24 am

Heuer wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Header tank could be either version as the only difference was the change to accommodate the 9lb filler cap....
I think the more substantial 3.8 tank changes were the ‘switch’ from top to front mounted Otter and the angle of inlet hose entry from the right rear corner to a slightly more forward position. The tank itself is a copy fabricated by cutting and folding from flat sheet (hopefully brass or copper) rather than OEM pressed with expensive tooling.

The spotlights are a case-study in stylistic incongruity. One might say a classic square peg/round hole mis-match...
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