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1968 Jaguar 420G

Jaguar 420G

The low-swung roof on slender columns is a characteristic of the Jaguar 420 G just like the opulent hip measurement of 1.93 metres, which makes it Britain s widest luxury car to date. It always had - and still has - a massive, smooth elegance of its own and in its day even prompted more favourable reviews than the Bentley SII. A considerable advantage over its predecessors, which were constructed with a separate chassis, was the fact that in 1961 this luxury car with its single wheel suspension and power-steering cost less than half the competitions price. Even if the size of the car resembles that of the American road cruisers of the Sixties, the line was very clearly that of Sir William Lyons, then in charge of Jaguar. The 4.2 litre, 265 hp engine, taken from the Jaguar E-type, is powerful enough to let the two ton car move with superiority even with an automatic transmission.

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Car information

Vehicle basics

Year 1968   Vehicle style Sedan

Exterior details

Color cream   Restoration history Fully restored
Condition of exterior Good      

Interior details

Color red   Seat material fabric
Condition of interior Very good   Restoration history Fully restored

Engine details

Engine configuration 6 cylinder   Engine size 4200cc
Engine history Overhauled   Engine condition Running

Transmission details

Transmission type Automatic   Drive train Rear-wheel drive

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