Our 1959 MK1 Jaguar is confirmed by Heritage Trust as a matching numbers car with chassis number: S 943 646; engine number BE 2195 8. Originally delivered in Paris and distributed by the famous British Motors – Wright – Monte Carlo, the rear screen still retains the original dealership sticker. A wonderful chronological history starting from June 1960 details an initial service carried out at 10,637 kilometres, right up to October 1977 showing an oil change at 121,382 kilometers. No less than 40 separate entries detail work carried out over the cars initial 17 years makes fascinating French reading. Still retaining its French registration, the car finds its way to Germany to be part of a private collection during the 1990’s where a partial bottom half restoration takes place. The car is then pursued by the last German owner and finally purchased in 2009 (but never registered there) before embarking on the most incredible restoration which has to be seen to be believed. Taking extreme care to retain original features where possible, the vast majority of work is undertaken underneath the car to the most exacting standards which, quite honestly, the pictures really don’t do the car justice. A confessed classic car restorer junky rather than driver, his work is not to be underestimated, and considering it’s essentially been done privately as a hobby, frankly, the finish is quite astonishing. Following the lengthy restoration, the car is now once again ready to be driven and enjoyed. A mere 6000 kilometres have turned since that last French entry of 1977, so we are now seeking a new custodian who will hopefully drive this amazing find and enjoy it as it should.