Engine & Transmission
Fastidiously maintained by one dealership (Robe & Hitchens Ltd Surrey) from 1974 until 2003 right up to 42,970 miles, the packed history file is an enthusiasts dream. In accordance with the high level of maintenance, in August 1988 at 26,891 miles, the car receives a replacement genuine new Jaguar supplied engine, we believe because of British Leyland valve seating issues at the time. So although the current Odometer reading of 48,053* fits the car perfectly, the engine has essentially run less than half of this amount. The engine bay presents beautifully and clearly shows a high level of maintenance and care. The car starts runs and drives superbly well. The automatic gearbox has no issues and selects well with power steering as smooth and light as the marque had intended. At some stage, a manual choke has been fitted which we’ve actually not found necessary when starting.