This originality guide covers Jaguar Mk1, Mk2, S-type, 420 and Daimler
V8 and Sovereign models. This book provides a comprehensive guide to
factory specifications, equipment and finishes in all departments.
Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons had a hit on his hands when he launched
the "compact" 2.4 liter sports saloon in 1956. A year later those
wanting more thrills were offered the 120mph 3.4 Liter. Both were
replaced in 1960 by the Mk2 models, which added a 3.8 liter, and from
there on, the range was developed and expanded with the long-booted
S-type of 1964, the 4.2 liter 420 of 1967, and the final 240/340 models
Alongside there were the Daimler V8 and Sovereign models. The Mk1 and
Mk2 and their derivatives have been heading the list of desirable
classic cars for many years, and more and more worn-out, semi-derelict
examples are being dragged out of garages and barns to be restored.
For those seeking originality in a restoration, or considering the
purchase of a car, or even noting points of originality or otherwise in
a car they already own, Factory-Original Jaguar Mk1 & Mk2 provides the
comprehensive guide to factory specifications, equipment and finishes in
It covers engine and transmission, body panels, interior and exterior
trim, electrics, dashboard, instruments, switches and controls, lamps,
under the hood components, paint and trim colors - in fact, everything
right down to the tool kit, from the beginning of production to the end.
The text is accompanied by some 300 specially commissioned color
photographs of outstanding examples of the cars, enabling the reader to
view every model and variant in considerable detail.
Author: Nigel Thorley
Author Bio: NA
Publisher: Herridge & Sons Ltd.
Binding Type: Hardcover
Illustrations: 300 color photos
Printing Status: In Print
Country Made: NA