1966 Jaguar 420G


1966 Jaguar 420G

1966→1970 Jaguar 420G

Jaguar updated their top-of-the-line Mark X in 1966 by releasing the 420G. From the exterior, the only distinguishing difference between the cars was a new chrome strip that ran down the side of the car. Both cars were meant for the full-size, luxury segment and aimed at the American market.

Jaguar was determined to fit the 420G with all the latest opulence. Inside was the one of the last fully wooden dashboards with an abundance of instrumentation and switchgear. To aid with the huge steel doors, helical torsion springs were installed.

The 420G sold alongside the similar Mark X for five years. Some cars omitted the signature chrome strip for two tone paint. Furthermore, several were sold with a longer wheelbase and full-width bench seat up front.

 

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1966 – 1970
built at Coventry, England
engine Inline-6
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 4235 cc / 258.44 in³
body / frame Steel body over Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
curb weight 1907 kg / 4200 lbs
wheelbase 3048.0 mm / 120 in
length 5130.8 mm / 202 in
width 1938.0 mm / 76.3 in
height 1384.3 mm / 54.5 in

Auction Sales History

1966 Jaguar 420G
1966 Jaguar ‘FT’ Coupé A1F 25417
– sold for €88,550
In 1966, the Italian Jaguar importer Ferruchio Tarchini commissioned Carrozzeria Bertone to build a four-seater coupé based on the Jaguar S-Type saloon, which was displayed on their stand during the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. Initially it was planned to distribute this limited edition model through the Jaguar sales organisation in Italy and abroad, but in the end production was limited to just the show car and the one offered here. It was called the Jaguar ‘FT’, after the initials of Ferruchio Tarchini. The Geneva show car is still the property of the Tarchini family. Auction Source: The Paris Sale 2012 by Bonhams