Lot 207 - 1968 12947 Mk. II 240 Saloon
|Odometer reading||91,663 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
The lineage of the Mk. II can be directly traced back to its predecessor, the 2.4 saloon, or Mk. I as it would come to be known in later years. This sporting saloon, designed to fill the gap in Jaguar's range between the XK sports and the 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 still up to their usual standards with leather and walnut being the order of the day.
This 1968 Jaguar Mk. II 240, fitted with a manual gearbox and overdrive, has been with the last owner for ten years. A very original, rust free car, it is reported to be running and driving well and recent work carried out includes having the brakes up-rated, a new stainless steel exhaust system fitted and re-chroming of the rear bumper. Finished in Old English White with black leather interior, this example is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2014 and the original handbook. With prices for good Jaguar Mk.II's on the increase, this car could make a sound investment.
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