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Record Creation: Entered on 13 August 2015.

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"


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2015-08-20 19:11:50 | XJS Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Body Number was added: 5WW705
  • Engine Number was added: 8S 5243 LA
  • Gearbox Number was added: 16281
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: DOT978|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: United States|
  • 2015-08-27 08:40:45 | XJS Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Body Number was changed from 5WW705 to 5W4705
  • Original Distributor was added: Downtown Pontiac-Jaguar
  • Original Owner City was added: Golden Valley
  • Original Owner State was added: Minnesota
  • Original Owner Country was added: United States
  • Current Color was added: silver grey
  • Current Interior was added: red
  • Registration number location (raw data): was changed from United States| to United States!MN|
  • Owner: William Fraser

    1976 Jaguar XJ-S

    I am the second owner of this car, and it's never seen a Midwest winter. As long as I've owned it, the only moisture it's seen is from washing it. I have never driven it in rain, nor has it ever been stored outdoors under my ownership. The previous owner parked it outdoors, but never drove it in the winter months. It's a survivor, but in need of resuscitation. It's completely original, and I intend on keeping as much of its originality intact. Currently, it's resting with 43,010 original miles.


    Updated August 15th, 2015. Not legal proof of ownership.

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    2015-08-13 12:58:33 | BLEASIE writes:

    Have just located the owner of this car

    2016-06-02 10:30:07 | William Fraser writes:

    Well, its the end of an era for me. Today, my 1976 Jaguar XJ-S that I've owned for over 30 years is starting it's journey over the pond to the UK. It's probably good I wasn't there to see it loaded up, I can't explain why we get all attached to a machine, but I was attached to this car. I had my fun with this car, it was stored without being used for many years (in some ways, not a good thing), and now it's time for it's new guardian to give it the care it needs to be put back into service.
    It's weird, it will be full circle for this car; it was built in Coventry, England in 1976, imported to the USA, sold to it's first owner by Hansord Pontiac - Jaguar, Minneapolis, then to me, and today it starts its trip back to England... Kind of sad to see it go...

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