Lot 333 - 1962 Jaguar Mk.II Saloon (3.8 Litre)

Lot 333 - 1962 Jaguar Mk.II Saloon (3.8 Litre)

Lot 333 - 1962 Jaguar Mk.II Saloon (3.8 Litre)

Lot Number 333
Registration 550YPP
Chassis Number 208881DN
Engine Number LC3558-8
Odometer reading 68,835 miles
Estimate £9,500 - £12,500
Result Sold - £7,500

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.

This original 1962 Jaguar Mk. II 3.8 Litre, fitted with a manual gearbox and overdrive, was purchased by the previous owner in 1992 as a restoration project. When he started having the under body worked on at the rear end, in the mid 1990's, worked stopped on the car due to ill heath and it was put into dry storage. The vendor purchased the car earlier this year and has got the engine running and hopes by the time of the sale he will be able to free off the stuck clutch. Finished in bronze with a tan leather interior, this car comes with interesting glimpses into its history being supplied the original buff log book, A V5C registration document, a couple of old MoT test certificates from 1990 and 1991, a hand written condition report circa 1992 and the original handbook pack containing the handbook, service voucher book, dealer directory and the original manufacturer's warranty card. This is a desirable restoration project being an early Jaguar Mk. II complete with the 3.8 litre engine, manual gearbox with overdrive and wire wheels.

 

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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