The certificate from Jaguar Heritage confirms all other numbers and I pretty well concede that I haven't got a matching numbers car. I can just about remember that at eighteen, I couldn't have cared less. Now at sixty three, I'll probably wake up in a cold sweat, engine and cylinder head numbers flashing through my mind, financial ruin and JDC, JEC and XK club peers whispering behind my back - never trust a man whose numbers don't match - probably has a stash of pictures of non matching numbers cars tucked away on his hard drive.
Maximum effort must be made to remedy this. The http://www.xkdata.com/ site is a wealth of information and I easily establish that W33## engines were typically fitted to 120's around June / July 1951.
|ID plates, now removed from body|
|and double stamped matching number on head,|
with 11 cam cover cover studs, not 8