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Gene Halaburt 420G lover

Gene Halaburt 420G lover

 Model: Jaguar 420G 4.2 Litre
Date of Manuf: 1st September 1969
Body Style: Saloon RHD
Chassis number: G1D 57304 DN
Engine number: 7D 60398 8
Body number: 60139
Transmission; Manual with Overdrive
Exterior colour: Black
Trim colour: Cinnamon
Original dealer: Ross of Edinburgh
Date of despatch: 18th September 1969
(The above from my J-D Heritage Trust Certificate No. 9595)

 4.2 liter 6 cyl. XK engine w/3 SU carburetors, 265 Horses
Overall length 16' 10"
Overall width 6' 4"
Overall height 4' 6 1/2"
Weight approx. 3,912 lb.
Ground clearance 6 1/2"

The DVLA shows 6 previous owners, the first having registered the car on 10 October 69, when it was registered as PWS 696H.

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Interior Rear

Interior Front

The last UK owner was a gentleman in York, from whom I purchased the car in Jan 96. I had the car shipped to Norfolk, VA, where I picked it up on 25Mar96 and drove it to my daughter's home in Chapel Hill, NC. I had the car licensed in North Carolina, since we will be moving there.

Walnut Dash- Manual 4 Speed. Synchro. w/overdrive (123mph) - Right Hand Drive


Front View - Lots of stuff to polish
Jaguar slogan: "Grace, Pace, Space"
Mercedes engineering, Ferrari performance, Rolls quality
Passes everything but petrol stations

We are members of the Carolina Jaguar Club (as well as the Classic Jaguar Association and Jaguar Enthusiasts Club). We went with the Carolina group to England in March of this year. Had a nice tour of the factory and got to meet many members of the local Enthusiasts club.


 4.2 L XK Engine

Drove the car down to Charleston, SC last October to the CJC concours, where the car garnered a first in driven class (9.73). The car is entirely original, although I have replaced things like tyres (Michelin XH4 205-70R-14) and battery. I also had the battery powered clock converted so it is powered by the car's electrical system and had new carpets and headliner fitted.

Rear seat with walnut Picnic Tables,
Leather seats


The car is a delight - I have never owned such an attention getter (with the possible exception of the 1935 SS-1 Tourer I owned in the early 60s). When I stop for petrol I now expect to be approached by several people who want to know all about that "lovely" car. I constantly get "thumbs up" from other drivers and one man, on seeing the car (I had it in for service) asked how much I wanted for the car.

Mfr. Plate

Grill and Leaper

When I told him it was not for sale, having had less than a year, he replied "You've had it long enough!" The few problems I've had are: master cylinder, distributor, intermittent horn and lights and intermittent fuel pump. When (and if) funds permit it needs a new paint job. I'm happy with the service I've had from David Wrenn in Raleigh, NC and Von Patterson in Charlotte, NC. Have also had good results dealing with FB Components in the UK.

Wheel w/hub & rimbellisher


Tool Kit,

First Place Driven Charleston SC
(Me holding plaque, my "P.O." to right)



Gene Halaburt
Silverton, CO

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