A numbers matching survivor from California, discovered in a northern Minnesota barn disassembled and abandoned. The car has been restored to nearly original condition. Sufficient for drives and non-competitive (concours) car shows. To be good enough for concours campaigns, every nut and every bolt needs to be clean and correct; better than new. This car has survived 60+ years without that, no need to change it now; that's why this is a renewal, not a restoration.
The Mark VII is the first Jaguar Saloon to use the XK engine which ultimately ended up in the E-Type, XK-120's, and in updated form all the way into the 80's in the XJ-6. Famous owners of the Mark VII include the Queen Mum (of England).