Lot 123 - 1968 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (2.4 litre)

Lot 123 - 1968 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (2.4 litre)

Lot 123 - 1968 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (2.4 litre)

Lot Number 123
Registration NJN 348F
Chassis Number 7J2058D/N
Engine Number YJ22168
Odometer reading 50,150 miles
Estimate £8,000 - £10,000
Result Sold - £10,080

The Jaguar Mk. II was a medium size saloon built from 1959 to 1969 as a successor to the 2.4 and 3.4 litre models which were manufactured between 1957 and 1959. It was a handsome, powerful and good handling saloon which was offered with a choice of three six-cylinder twin cam engines; 2.4 litre, 3.4 litre or 3.8 litre. After the appreciation of the MK.I, Jaguar's successor was well received making a good car even better.  Similar in appearance, but with a bigger glass area, it boasted a wider track to improve road holding together with minor front suspension changes to reduce body roll and all-round disc rather than drum brakes. Raced by all the top drivers of the day including Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori and Michael Parkes, the Mk. II has scored victories throughout saloon car races in the sixties and was also raced across Europe in the Tour De France and Monte Carlo rally.

Originally registered on 16th February 1968, this Jaguar, 2.4 litre presents in largely original condition. The green coachwork shows little sign of corrosion and the grey leather trim has a lovely patina. Mechanically everything appears in order with the engine starting 'on the button' and we are advised she drives with no known faults. With cars as original as this, clearly there are a few issues that any new owner may wish to address; however, we would describe NJN 348F as a perfectly useable example. Supplied with a collection of MoT test certificates dating back to March 1984 when the mileage was 46,826, this Jaguar has travelled 3,324 miles in 31 years. The current MoT test certificate is valid until 4th March 2016 and is accompanied by a V5 Registration document. Jaguar Mk. II's have a strong following and a manual transmission example with overdrive such as this will appeal to enthusiasts and collectors alike. 

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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