Introduction the purpose of this book
1 Is it the right car for you? marriage guidance
2 Cost considerations affordable, or a money pit?
3 Living with a Jaguar Mark 1 or 2 will you get along together?
4 Relative values which model for you?
5 Before you view be well informed
6 Inspection equipment these items will really help
7 Fifteen minute evaluation walk away or stay?
8 Key points where to look for problems
9 Serious evaluation 30 minutes for years of enjoyment
10 Auctions sold! Another way to buy your dream
11 Paperwork correct documentation is essential!
12 Whats it worth? - let your head rule your heart
13 Do you really want to restore? itll take longer and cost more than you think
14 Paint problems bad complexion, including dimples, pimples and bubbles
15 Problems due to lack of use just like their owners, Jaguar Mark 1s & 2s need exercise!
16 The Community key people, organisations and companies in the Jaguar Mark 1 & 2 world
17 Vital statistics - essential data at your fingertips
Like having a real marque expert at your side benefit from years of real ownership experience
Where and how to buy a Jaguar Mark 1 & 2
Advice on choosing the right model and condition
Key checks how to spot a bad car quickly
Comprehensive inspection guide
In-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses
Discussion of desirable upgrades as well as modifications to avoid
Market and value data, predicts which models will become collectable
Details of club back-up and support organisations
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the authors years of Jaguar Mark 1 & 2 ownership, learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!
For anyone with an interest in, or who is thinking of buying, one of the classic Jaguar compact saloons from the 1950s and 1960s, this Essential Buyers Guide is a vital requirement. All the models are covered, from the early 2.4- and 3.4-litre saloons from the late 1950s, through to the very last 240 models, AND, just as importantly, the Daimler derivatives with the V8 engines. The models are looked at in detail, and analysed for their strengths and weaknesses, to provide the best possible advice on what to look for and how to buy the best you can afford. A handy pocket-sized guide that will always be at your side for constant reference.