Lot 238 - 1962 Jaguar 3.8 MkII Manual with overdrive

Lot 238 - 1962 Jaguar 3.8 MkII Manual with overdrive

Lot 238 - 1962 Jaguar 3.8 MkII Manual with overdrive

Lot Number 238
Registration 99BTR
Chassis Number 208123DN
Engine Number LC2077-8
Odometer reading 95,205 miles
Result Sold - £2,632

The Jaguar Mk.II is a medium sized saloon car built between 1959 and 1967 in Coventry as successors to the Jaguar 2.4 litre and 3.4 litre models manufactured between 1957 and 1959. These retrospectively became known as the Jaguar Mk.I following the release of the Mk. II in 1959. Adhering to Sir William Lyons' maxim of 'grace, pace and space', the Jaguar Mk. II was a beautiful, fast and capable saloon. It also gained a reputation as a capable car among criminals and law enforcement alike; the 3.8 litre model being particularly fast with its 220bhp engine giving a standing start of 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds and to a top speed of 125mph. With enough room for five adults, they were also employed by the Police to patrol British motorways. The Jaguar Mk. II is also well known as the car driven by fictional TV detective Inspector Morse played by John Thaw.

This Jaguar example benefits from a manual gearbox and overdrive. In need of restoration, the car was dry stored in 1975 and remained there until three years ago. The current vendor purchased the car with the intention of restoring her to her former glory but alas has never managed to do so. The car appears complete and the vendor states the engine was last run approximately two years ago. Supplied with a V5 registration document, the original handbooks and a collection of parts, if ever you were going to restore a Jaguar Mk. II this may well be just the one.

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