When the decision was made to restore chassis #824, the staff at New Forest Classic Cars were keen to research and document the car’s history and movements since 1961, when it was manufactured. We hoped that this research would play an important role in terms of what we told our clients about its journey, and we were interested and excited to find out more.
With a little help from our good friend Jeff Murray at Vintage Car Research in the States and from the Jaguar Heritage Archive here in the UK, we have produced a timeline showing #824’s movements across the globe and some records of its previous owners.
Between Jeff and NFCC, we tried to uncover as much historical information as possible. Unfortunately, the story has now gone cold in the USA. We attempted to make contact with previous owners using the leads we found online but were unable to obtain any further information due to owners being deceased or businesses no longer operating.
You can see from the timeline below that the car has actually had relatively few different owners for a car of its age, suggesting most of them clearly enjoyed having #824 as a part of their lives.
If anyone has any further information regarding #824’s history or ownership records, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch by contacting Hayley Clasby at firstname.lastname@example.org
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