Lot 367 - 1964 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.4 litre) *WITHDRAWN*

Lot 367 - 1964 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.4 litre) *WITHDRAWN*

Lot 367 - 1964 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.4 litre) *WITHDRAWN*

Lot Number 367
Registration PRX 796B
Chassis Number 164994BW
Engine Number KJ27145
Odometer reading 81,515 miles
Estimate £12,000 - £15,000

The lineage of the Mk. II can be directly traced back to its predecessor, the 2.4 litre 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. With 112bhp available to the press-on motorist, the 2.4 was not overly burdened with pace, so Jaguar's response was to come in the shape of a 3.4 litre version, which was launched in 1957 to supplement its smaller brother in their mid-size saloon range.  As a result, 120mph was a genuinely achievable pace, necessitating the introduction of disc brakes a year later to keep speeds in check.  Rather than introduce a completely brand new car, Jaguar successfully re-designed the car from stem to stern, and the Mk2 was born, debuting in 1959.

This striking example benefitted from a program of works several years ago by marque specialists, Sawfords in Berkshire, at a cost of over £20,000. This included upgrading the car to rack and pinion steering, the fitting of air conditioning, a new alternator, suspension improvements as well as a stainless steel exhaust. Externally, chrome wire wheels have been fitted alongside Coombs Spats and power comes through a fully overhauled engine. Other sympathetic improvements include a 'face-off' stereo and a Moto-Lita steering wheel.  Presented in sound condition throughout and with a reasonable service history, this iconic British touring car carries a full MoT test certificate and its original buff log book.

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.

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