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PostSubject: 420G Ute ?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:04 pm

Clive, your banner has bought back a memory.

I believe I may have seen a 420G converted to a Ute.

It was quite a few years ago, and I only saw it once and am not even 100% sure it was a Zenith.

However, I have a feeling I may also have seen it in Australian Jaguar mgazine once

I will be able to find out, as the guy that owned and built it was the father of the local Jag mechanic

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PostSubject: Re: 420G Ute ?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:29 pm

I will embarrass myself Embarassed Ute Question
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PostSubject: Re: 420G Ute ?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:39 pm

A ute is a "utility" or pickup to our northern hemisphere friends. Smile
The ute was actually an Australian invention and the first one ever made was a Ford.


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PostSubject: Re: 420G Ute ?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:45 pm

I as going to put in a description of a ute.

am trying to recall how it was constructed..ie twin or single cab.

The traditional ute is a single cab vehicle with 6ft+ tray for tradesmen.

They have been largely displaced by SUV's now.

It was an odd looking beast, but well made.

the father himself was a Jaguar mechanic and his son who is now in his forties was his apprentice.

Should be able to find out within the next week or so.

ps..there is a picture on page 140 of Thorley MKVII-420G of a modified Mark X described as a "pickup"...this is how it looked
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PostSubject: Re: 420G Ute ?   Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:08 pm

I have seen two r three XJ6 utes, but never a Mk 10 or 420G ute.
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PostSubject: Re: 420G Ute ?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:47 pm

Turns out it is a MKII, still going strong apparently
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PostSubject: Re: 420G Ute ?   Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:31 pm

Great. I've never seen one of those.
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PostSubject: Re: 420G Ute ?   Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:05 pm

I found these pics of a Mk 2 ute, an XJ6 ute & an XJS ute.





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PostSubject: Re: 420G Ute ?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:29 am

Good finding,

The red one at the top is the one I am refering to.

Thomas Jag & Mechanical is the owner.

The current principals main car interest is Fords though.

If you look closely at the sign you will note the HP rating on his blown XY Falcon

1000 HP

edit for you to salivate over...He has very extensivly modified our Club presidents V12, now running well over 500HP, bored and stoked, Wolf engine management, individual coils, electric water pumps, non-jag cooling etc etc
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PostSubject: Re: 420G Ute ?   Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:19 pm

That V12 sounds very interesting.
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