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Old 10-12-2017, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have had a look at the number of vehicles Jaguar produced with the XK6 engine, in all its various guises, and it is a formidable list. Imagine being able to buy a "power unit" from Jaguar (albeit at a price that would make your eyes water), the fit it, either yourself or have a specialist restorer do it, and your classic is brought into the 21st Century.
Now I appreciate that most classic owners want the original engine, but as the man from Jaguar says, in a future when petrol is not available (or use of ICE may even be illegal!), this is a brilliant solution.
Maybe other marques may follow suit. Those with large engines that remained unchanged for a long time. Rolls/Bentley, Mercedes, Ford(!). The list goes on.

Some XK6 fitted Jaguars.

XK120

D Type

Mk 2

Daimler Sovereign

and my all time favourite Jaguar - the MkVII.

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