Registration of the Suffolk C-type
A number of Suffolk C-types have been constructed under the Rules laid down in Booklet INF 26, issued by the Department of Transport. The Suffolk C-type qualified as a conversion because the car uses the brakes, suspension, steering, engine and gearbox from a single donor Jaguar XJ6. The donor car is over 10 years old. The new chassis is specifically designed and constructed to accept the components itemised above. Completed cars would require a new, current MOT certificate upon completion and an annual MOT test thereafter.
S.V.A. (Single Vehicle Approval)
Cars built for use in the United Kingdom require a S.V.A. (Single Vehicle Approval) Test after completion. The test has been successfully applied to a large number of Suffolk C-type cars, which has passed all the S.V.A requirements. Cars that have passed the S.V.A. test are given the latest V5C Registration Document, showing the car as new. However, because the Suffolk C-type uses an engine designed 30+ years ago, there are no onerous emission rules, and the car does not require a catalytic converter.
Overseas Export Sales
You can also build the Suffolk C-type using some donor parts sourced from the 1964-1969 Jaguar S-Type and Jaguar 420 models, which give the rebuilt cars an early date of manufacture. We have extensive stocks of Jaguar XJ6 parts to make up a customer's component requirements .
Self-build project car completed by Jason Len of California, USA