1969 Jaguar 420G Saloon Manual with Overdrive RHD. Supplied new on 1.9.1969 in Tyrolean Green with St. James Red Hide interior with matching road wheels , PAS , manual transmission fitted extras including overdrive , electric windows and a Radiomobile twin speaker system supplied new to the noted motoring enthusiast and significant Jaguar collector Brian Corser who had in his collection a D-type , XKSS and a lightweight E-Type to name but three of the ultimate Jaguar icons, all of his cars being painted in this colour scheme. He owned the car which he described as the finest Jaguar saloon ever produced up to 1988 and it has had just 2 registered owners since the last from 1993.
This ultra rare manual version is one of only 160 cars still registered with the DVLA out of 5429 RHD cars produced. The reason so few of these cars have survived is the high cost of renovation and availability of body panels, this example was however rust proofed from new using the Ziebart System which was the early market leader and the best. The car is therefore in quite remarkable unrestored condition with perfect panel fit and all original body panels and undersides of the car as it left the factory with no rust issues whatsoever. The paintwork is in excellent condition with an interior that has the original seats and carpets in outstanding condition and the mileage is only 57,000 from new with MOT test certificates from 1973. The manual gearbox option transforms the car from those fitted with the Borg Warner automatic box which have feel of a limousine to a true sporting saloon with brisk performance and excellent handling and the car benefits from a recent service and full brake and suspension overhaul.
Complete with Copy of original buff log book, correspondence/ History/invoice file, original pouch handbook, dealer details, lubrication chart and tools.