Lot 215 - 1958 Jaguar Mk.I 2.4 Litre
|Odometer reading||36,700 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,150|
Jaguar launched its first small unitary construction saloon, the 2.4 litre, in 1955. The new model was Jaguar's first 'small' saloon since the demise of the old 1.5 litre cars in 1949. Jaguar aimed the new car at the developing executive market and, thanks to its keen pricing; soon found itself swamped with orders. The body of the 2.4 litre featured heavy door window surrounds and looked bulbous compared to many other luxury saloons of the era. The car's 2483cc twin overhead cam engine provided enough performance (over 100mph) for the day and came with optional overdrive and automatic transmission. For many years the Mk.I 2.4 model has lived in the shadow of the more romantic Mk II; however these cars are now rare and are becoming more sought after. The Mk.I also competed successfully in many rallies, touring car, and saloon car races with notable drivers including Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Tommy Sopwith, and Roy Salvadori.
First registered on 23rd January 1958 to a Mr. J Richardson of Sutton, Surrey, this Jaguar has only had 4 previous owners in its' 53 year life; all but one of the owners having resided in Surrey, as does the current vendor. Supplied with the original buff log book, together with some history, this Jaguar Mk.I represents an opportunity to purchase a vehicle that can only appreciate in value, although it has to be said, would benefit from a little time and investment. The vendor has been the proud owner of this car for the last 25 years and is only parting with her on health grounds. Finished in green coachwork and pale green interior, this Mk.I 2.4 litre Jaguar is supplied with a V5 document and an MoT test certificate valid until 19th September 2012.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.