Specialist Advice, Inspections, Valuations & Seminars

Our comprehensive technical advice service consists of a number of experienced technicians covering all models from SS onwards. Members can see the contact details below. However anyone can use our car inspection service and join us at our seminars.

Visit:- Bawns classic auto appraisal and concierge services - Home for more information


Car Inspections

An inspection could save you thousands of pounds and save a lot of grief as well. For a small sum they will give you a full report on your potential purchase, If in doubt who to call or if the car is remotely situated please call the JEC office first: 0117 969 8186.

All Models up to and inc XK8/XKR Classic Assessments - Brian Page email: [email protected] Mobile: 07968 167331

Pre 1968

Ken Jenkins - email [email protected] Tel: Monday to Saturday 10:30am to 6pm 01909 733209, Mobile: 07836 241101 (up to 8pm)

South East up to Series 3 XJ - based in Guildford Ken & Peter Bell email: [email protected]

South West all models - based in Bristol Mike Mercer, Autoclassico 01176 956 9115

The following will give a full appraisal if the cars are taken to them

Current Jaguar Models (XJ, XF, XK, F-TYPE, XE, F-PACE) XJK Independent Jaguar Specialists [email protected]

XJ Series, XJ40, X300/X-308 XJS and all current models David Marks [email protected]

Our JEC club partner, Bawns also offer independent inspections - visit:- www.bawns.co.uk


In the current market valuations, particularly of the older cars, are very difficult to judge accurately. This is due to different specifications, left hand/right hand drive, early or late cars, speculation and popular demand. One good source is the Hagerty Classic Car Value Guide, which is used by insurers. Our own website www.jaguarclassifieds.co.uk and sites such as www.carandclassic.co.uk are also excellent for gauging values. For cars less than 10 years old the modern car sites and guides such as Parkers can give a good indication.

Insurance valuations can also be completed via email for just £15 (£20 non-members) - email [email protected] with details of the car/cars history, work completed, ownership and some pictures. In return you will receive a signed letter from the club with an insurance valuation.


The Club organises a number of technical seminars each year

Various aspects of Jaguar / Daimler models and maintenance / ownership are covered.

A full day's activities are arranged at each seminar with extensive catering facilities on hand and, where necessary, hard copy hand-outs on the various topics covered. Members are welcome to bring their own cars along with special parking facilities arranged.

We are constantly looking at ways of improving our delivery and the reach of our Seminars, so watch this space. When announced seminars will appear in our events section.

Models and topics previously covered include:

  • The XK twin-cam engine
  • The V12 engineIndependent Rear Suspension
  • Specialist Tools & their Use
  • E-TypesMark 2s
  • XK8s
  • XJ Series
  • X-300, X-308
  • X-350
  • XJ40 saloons
  • X-Types
  • S-Types
  • XJSs
  • New XK
  • Buying a Jaguar under £10,000
  • Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Paint & Trim
  • Body Finishing & Lead Loading

We have sourced three hotels within easy reach of the Seminar venue they are:

  1. 1st choice: The Premier Inn, Trentham Gardens, A34, Stoke on Trent. ST4 8JG. Tel: 0871 527 9050.
  2. 2nd choice: The Holiday Inn, Hanchurch, Stoke on Trent (immediately off junction 15 M6 motorway) ST5 4DL. Tel: 0871 942 9077.
  3. 3rd choice: (traditional old hotel type accommodation but very cheap and good food) The North Stafford Hotel, Station Road, Stoke on Trent, (immediately opposite the main railway station) ST4 2AE. Tel: 0871 222 0097.