Lot 347 - 1969 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (2.4 litre)
|Odometer reading||83,000 miles|
|Estimate||£8,500 - £11,500|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
The lineage of the Mk. II can be directly traced back to its predecessor, the 2.4 saloon, or Mk. I as it would become known in later years. This sporting saloon, designed to fill the gap in Jaguar's range between the XK sports and voluminous Mk. VII, entered the market in 1956. Power came from the legendary XK straight six, twin cam, engine in 2483cc form. The 2.4 was notable as being a complete break away from the previous designs of (Sir) William Lyons and Co., and was their first foray into the modern world of monocoque construction. Traditional Jaguar buyers would not feel alienated by the new offering from Coventry however, as the interior was up to their usual standards, with leather and walnut being the order of the day. Rather than introduce a completely brand new car, Jaguar successfully re-designed the car from stem to stern, and the Mk. II was born, debuting in 1959. The chunky windscreen pillars of the early car were replaced by slimmer offerings giving a much more airy cabin, which both improved the styling and freshened up the design for the new decade.
The car on offer today was built in 1969 and is finished in Cotswold Blue coachwork with a dark blue leather interior which is in great condition for its age. An original 2.4 litre car with automatic transmission, it is offered with a current MoT test certificate and road fun licence. It is thought to have been restored some 10 years ago by one of its six former keepers and has since been used as a reliable everyday classic and the current owner stresses it starts on the button every time. This competitively priced example is a fantastic opportunity to own one of these iconic saloons for an affordable price and a sound future investment.
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.