Jaguar Mark 1 & 2

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-03-31
  • Publisher: Veloce
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For anyone with an interest in, or who is thinking of buying, one of the classic Jaguar compact saloons from the 1950s and 1960s, this Essential Buyer’s Guide is a vital requirement. All the models are covered, from the early 2.4- and 3.4-litre saloons from the late 1950s, through to the very last 240 models, and, just as importantly, the Daimler derivatives with V8 engines. The models are looked at in detail, and analysed for their strengths and weaknesses, to provide the best possible advice on what to look for and how to buy the best you can afford. Jaguar Mark 1 & 2 is handy pocket-sized guide that will always be at your side for constant reference.

Author Biography

Nigel Thorley is a well-regarded motoring historian with a particular interest in the Jaguar marque. Having owned sixty-one examples of the brand since the age of 17, including 16 MkIIs, his knowledge and expertise of these cars is second to none. Nigel has written twenty titles on the marque, has contributed to TV and radio programmes, regularly provides talks and seminars on the models, and is a prominent founder member of the Jaguar Enthusiast’s Club. He also edits their prestigious monthly magazine, Jaguar Enthusiast.

Table of Contents

Introduction – the purpose of this book
1: Is it the right car for you? – marriage guidance
2: Cost considerations – affordable, or a money pit?
3: Living with a Jaguar Mark 1 or 2 – will you get along together?
4: Relative values – which model for you?
5: Before you view – be well informed
6: Inspection equipment – these items will really help
7: Fifteen minute evaluation  walk away or stay?
8: Key points – where to look for problems
9: Serious evaluation – 30 minutes for years of enjoyment
10: Auctions – sold! Another way to buy your dream
11: Paperwork – correct documentation is essential!
12: What’s it worth? - let your head rule your heart
13: Do you really want to restore? – it’ll take longer and cost more than you think
14: Paint problems – bad complexion, including dimples, pimples and bubbles
15: Problems due to lack of use – just like their owners, Jaguar Mark 1s & 2s need exercise!
16: The Community – key people, organisations and companies in the Jaguar Mark 1 & 2 world
17: Vital statistics - essential data at your fingertips

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