Jaguar Factory Tour - 1961
In 1961, a young man takes a tour of the Jaguar factory in Coventry. He
sees how the cars are built and gets a ride in a brand new XK-E.
1962 Jaguar MKII 3.8 Start Up and Drive!
Exquisite old Jaguar Mark II 3.8L. Silver concourse winning car with barely
a few thousand on the clock. Leading car is a beautiful 1965 Austin Healey
3000 MKIII BJ8. We're on the way to a charity classic auto show in Seattle,
Waking up my Austin 1100 from hibernation
This movie shows how I prepared my 1970 Austin 1100 for its first ride in
2012. I removed the spark plugs first and let the engine crank, so ensuring
the cold (but new!) oil builds up sufficient pressure for a short time.
This way, the engine is being lubricated sufficiently the moment it fires
up. After these preparations, I took the car for a ride up to Mount
Nordhelle, some 10 miles from home.
Jaguar Rust Repairs (MK2)
In 2005 I done some rust repairs on a MK2 Jaguar for a friend, I done the
rapairs in my garage where I was renting at the time, the paint work was
done at my work which is a body repair shop.
How To Refit an Interior: Jaguar Mk2 - Wheeler Dealers
Edd has sort out the interior of the Jaguar which means new seats and new
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BEACHAM JAGUAR MK2 HD ( New Music )
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Beacham Jaguar Mk II
"A Mk II Jaguar, on chrome wire wheels, is a favourite of many classic car
lovers. But this is no ordinary Mk II. Beacham™ Jaguar has created a Mk
II-bodied XJR - thunderous supercharged V8 and all. It's an exquisite work
- Modern Jaguar V8 4.0-litre engines / matching transmission
- Supercharged 370bhp / Normally-aspirated 290bhp
- Air Conditioning / Total Climate Control
- Air Bags (SRS)
- ABS, Traction Control and Anti-Dive System
- Premium Jaguar Audio (Multi-CD, AM/FM, Cassette)
- Full Power Equipment: Power Windows, Wheel Adjustment, Seats, Mirrors,
(with Memory function), Remote Locking, etc.
- Power-operated Sunroof
- Available integrated GPS
The Mk II Jaguar was perhaps the world's first luxury/performance sedan.
Fitted with 4 doors and with room for a family, the Mk II soon became the
transport of choice for gangsters and police departments alike in its
native Britain, as well as the unbeatable champion in UK and European sedan
Beacham™ Jaguar made its early reputation as world-class restorers of
these cars, gradually upgrading them with the more modern technology of
newer Jaguars. Indeed the initial development on the Supercharged V8 cars
was carried out using the Mk II base units. To date more than 200 Mk IIs
have been delivered to customers by the company.
The Mk II is a timeless classic - its looks are totally unconventional. It
has a unique shape that owes nothing to anything else - except the Mark I.
It is a mix of traditions with its vertical oval grille, rounded lines, and
a clubhouse interior that could only be British.
Gorgeous in the 1960s, still gorgeous today. So the notion of stuffing a
4.0 litre, supercharged XJR engine and drivetrain under the elegant
coachwork of a classic Mk II Jaguar seems like the stuff of dreams.
Introducing the Beacham™ MkII
"You have to come to grips with this car emotionally. It may look "old" but
it's been re-engineered, re-developed and completely rebuilt so that it is,
to all intents and purposes, new."
Externally it looks very familiar, the only real giveaways for the
sharp-eyed are the louvres from the XKR sports car in the bonnet, the air
scoops under the front bumper, and the bigger Jaguar competition tires and
chrome wire wheels. However it is beneath the skin, and inside the cabin
where the most obvious visual changes are to be found. Under the bonnet the
Beacham™ Mk II is crammed full of technology: ABS brakes, traction
control, anti-dive suspension geometry and more.
But it is the interior where the achievement really hits home. Trimmed in
supple new leather, the modern seats have all the power controls from the
current Jaguar. Included is a full complement of comfort and safety
systems: Power Windows and Locking of course; Power-adjustable Steering
Wheel, Side Mirrors, all with Memory Function; Climate Control and a
Power-operated Sunroof of course, even the SRS/Airbag Systems. Topped off
with a premium sound system and GPS, all is joy set into a bespoke polished
wood veneer dash.
The result is a revelation to drive.
Yes, the Beacham™ Mk II is fast, very: 0-60mph in around six seconds
fast. Yes, it steers, handles and drives extraordinarily well. Yes, the car
has been re-engineered from the wheels up and the workmanship is
exceptional. Yes, if you put preconceived notions aside and approach the
car with pragmatism, you can successfully merge today's technology,
electronics and trim with 1960s styling.
The integration of the mechanical components has to be considered a
remarkable engineering feat. The quality of workmanship is stunning, with a
level of fit and finish well beyond that of most new cars - it is, after
all, a thoroughly handbuilt vehicle. Close the doors and they close easily,
but firmly - that's another advancement, modern air-filled, hollow door
seals with holes to let the compressed air out. A small detail but which
adds to the modern feel of the car.
But the real delight is supplied when the throttle pedal is introduced to
the floor. It's easy to drive, fast, flexible and comfortable.
"The Beacham™ Mk II is a brand new car with impeccable breeding - and
with performance to match."
JAGUAR 420G TEST DRIVE with the JAGUAR DRIVERS' CLUB
This video was originally presented in the on-line edition of Jaguar Driver
- Jaguar Driver Enhanced - as part of the 2011 Leviathan Special Edition in
Here, we test the Jaguar Heritage 420G, which forms part of the trust's
collection. We are grateful to Jaguar Heritage for their assistance in
making this video.
Made as part of the Leviathan campaign to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of
the Mark 10 and 420G, this resulted in 27 of these cars attending our
National Day at Rockingham Castle on August 7th, almost certainly a record
It's a great time to join the Jaguar Drivers' Club. Membership from just
£30 per annum.
For information on the Jaguar Drivers' Club, go to: www.jaguardriver.co.uk
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1962 Jaguar Mark X driving.wmv
This 1962 Jaguar Mark X is a good restoration project with a difference.
Good running engine with good compression and smooth shifting transmission,
good looking leather seats and shiny paint. It has a very solid
undercarriage. For more info: contact Brian at 619-238-1977 of