Lot 282 - 1964 12947 Mk. II Saloon (3.4 litre)
|Odometer reading||16,800 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £38,080|
The lineage of the Mk. II can be directly traced back to its
predecessor, the 2.4 saloon or Mk. I as it would be retrospectively
known in later years. 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. With 112bhp available 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. 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 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.
First registered on 2nd March, 1964, this motorcar has been the subject of large investment over the years resulting in a magnificent example. Thought to have been restored c.1990, the current vendor has fastidiously added his own improvements and has enjoyed the car thoroughly throughout his stewardship, regularly using it for long trips to the West Country. The Mk. II's body was prepared/repaired at specialists Butting in Derbyshire and the electrics were given a clean bill of health at Autolec in Hinckley. G.B. trimmers in Nuneaton have carried out a complete re-trim including headlining. In recent times, a reconditioned gearbox has been fitted (with overdrive), new brake callipers and discs, shock absorbers and springs, together with rack and pinion steering resulting in the car being far more stable and enjoyable to drive. New chrome wire wheels and spinners have also been fitted matching perfectly to a set of Dunlop SP sports, giving a faultless ride. The engine bursts into life upon request and runs superbly with excellent oil pressure. Finished in blue with black leather trim this sublime touring car is supplied with a comprehensive history file, Heritage Certificate, V5 registration document and MoT test certificate valid until 9th June 2014. It is difficult to fault this car and is available at a fraction of the cost it would take to put another car into the same condition.
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