So I went and looked at a Jag you are last night:

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It is certainly all there, runs on ether (just needs a fuel pump to get back on the road, the seller assured me), right hand drive, manual, 3.8 dohc straight six just like the ones used to win Le Mans multiple times in the fifties, the right and proper power plant for all Jags.

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Unfortunately, that is the good, the bad is cheap repaint many years ago with lots of Bondo around the bottom perimeter of the car, some an inch thick or more.

It sucks to be a semi-rationale adult sometimes, the smell of the original leather interior is beyond intoxicating, but I can’t get past the years of work (at my pace) to get the body solid.

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