Tickford i.d number location

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    • #15315
      Donald Nash

        Hi everyone

        Nice to be part of like minded group thanks for having me.

        I have always loved jags and have had 1 or 2 series 3 but have always  hankerd after an xjs.

        I have recently purchased a 1985  cabriolet C612TFL I’m fairly pleased with it.

        I’ve been led to believe it might possibly have been through the Tickford works but i’m not sure where to start to verify this.

        Any ideas please.

        Im in process of tidying up a few bits on it and will post pics when done.

        Look forward to hearing from some of you  and perhaps even meeting at events.


        Don Nash

      • #15321
        Ian Mitchell

          Hi Don,

          My understanding is that Jaguar took back the Cabriolet conversion from Tickford in 1985, after the V12 Cabriolet was introduced in July. Not sure of the exact date, or any identifying Tickford markings that may have been stamped.

          That said, if yours is a 3.6 built before July 1985, then it would have been converted by Tickford.

          Cheers, Ian.

        • #15323
          Donald Nash

            Hello Ian

            Thankyou for your feedback very much appreiciated.

            Its a 3.6 but registerd october 85 but still might have been a tickford con version as it may not of sold till then .thanks again but would you have any idea as to where or how i might verify this im interested as i have learnt there were only 500 of this model produced.

            Cheers Ian nice to chat  with you.Don.

          • #15324
            Ian Mitchell

              Hi Don,

              Some ideas to narrow down your build date …

              * Apply for a Production Record Trace Certificate from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust website (cost involved). This gives you the production data of your car, including build date. It’s a nice thing to have.

              * Contact John Bleasdale on this website. He has a lot of data pertaining to these machines and is very helpful.

              * Go to xjsdata.com and browse for your car using the 17 figure chassis number (starts with SAJ). If your car has previously been registered there you may find some useful info. If not, they give you the registered chassis numbers before and after yours. This may help you narrow down your build date.

              Also, have a look in the “Articles” section on this website for an article titled “XJ-SC Production Figures” … some good facts there!

              Good luck, Ian.

            • #15461
              Peter Sutherland

                Hello, Firstly I have just joined this group having recently acquired a 1985 3.6 manual XJ-SC, so “Hello” again to all. My ‘Tickford’ number is stamped (albeit faintly) on the boot lid recess on the nearside. It can just about be made out and a torch, shone at an oblique angle, may help you to read it more clearly. Cheers!

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