1970 Jaguar 420G
Chassis number: G1P58132BW
Registration number: GGW41J
The17th from last 420G in RHD to leave the production line at Browns Lane.
Ordered new in 1970 by the Chairman of Glaxo Group Limited at Clarges St in Mayfair, the car was always garaged & chauffeur driven from new whilst being maintained without regard to cost. The car has since new covered a scant 47,000 miles backed up by service history & Ministry of Transport certificates. After use by Glaxo’s chairman the car was sold on to his chauffeur who kept the car for some years prior to it being again purchased by Glaxo. Since then 2 fastidious Jaguar enthusiast club members have owned the car.
This car is a very very rare survivor in rust free condition having been always garaged. The Interior is original cinnamon colored leather & is in super condition throughout as is the copious burr walnut to the dash & doors along with fold out arm rests front & rear. Carpets are also in superb condition matching the brown of the leather. The exterior Regency Red paint had started to fade so under the current ownership the car has had a bare metal respray to the highest standards putting the car into beautiful show condition. The woodwork was also removed & refinished by a french polishing expert. Indeed such is the state of its preservation that there have been several magazine articles on it.
The car starts looks & drives as if new, pulling strongly in unruffled silence. These large Jaguars really are a pleasant place to be with opulent interiors & all the creature comfort’s one might expect from a luxury car of the period. Very few & far between nowadays, it wold be difficult to find a lower mile or better preserved time warp example then this. It is a car needing no excuses & is ready for shows or immediate extended use. Under the bonnet the car is in beautiful condition with the lusty 4.2 Litre twin cam engine detailed to show standards. The boot is ismply immaculate with carpet tools & spare wheel all as they left the factory.
Pleasingly the car comes with its original brochure, service book, paperwork & green log book showing the Glaxo Ownership. An assortment of bills attest to the money no object approach to its maintenance in recent years. A lubrication chart comes with the car as do several magazines featuring the car. Simply a pleasure to drive it really has the wow factor when negotiating local high streets etc. It is also eminently useable & extremely comfortable for long distance motoring covering the ground effortlessly. I would sum this car up as a largely original car that has had sympathetic work done to keep it in as close to as new condition without embarking upon a nut & bolt restoration.