My 1957 3.4L manual with overdrive Mk 1 Jaguar.
She was manufactured on 27 August 1957 according to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate. She was first registered on 10 January 1958 in The Hague in the Netherlands. Since 1969 I am only the third owner, i.e. 50 years. She has travelled many European countries, notably all over England. Between 1976 and 1982 she underwent significant body work restoration, due to disastrous European winter conditions, ended up rust free and was repainted in the original Imperial Maroon colour in April 1982. She arrived in Melbourne in June 1982 due to our emigration. Because of Victorian legislation at the time she was, reluctantly, converted from left hand drive to right hand drive. The interior is, apart from the floor coverings, original and in good condition for its age. Dashboard etc. is still left-hand drive and the odometer is in Km not Miles. She has a factory installed sunroof. In January 1983 I drove her from Melbourne to Brisbane due to starting work. For the last 16 years she lives in the Scenic Rim where driving around is still a pleasure without being hassled by busy traffic. On 27 August 2017, her 60st birthday, she attended the Peak Crossing Display day.
A complete set of logbooks from the beginning in 1958 to the present is available with the car. The original toolbox is with the car. Official Jaguar maintenance and spare parts manuals come with the car.
She has been mechanically restored here in Brisbane. Because of the original all around drum brakes’ poor braking capacity in today’s traffic, the front brakes were converted to disc brakes for safety sake to meet current traffic conditions. The original front drum brakes are available as are many spare parts. A complete engine overhaul was conducted by Don Milner in 2016, and since then has done about 2000km, so is barely run-in. New tyres have just been fitted.
Although not perfect, this is a unique and certainly better example of the few Mk1 cars that are left on the road today. This is a reluctant sale due to downsizing. Asking price is $15,500.00 ONO.