Lot 249 - 1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 Litre, m/od)
|Odometer reading||1,938 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £36,000|
The Jaguar Mk.II was a medium sized saloon built from 1959 to 1967 as a successor to the 2.4 and 3.4 litre models. 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. The 210bhp 3.4 litre engine variant proved to be the most popular, offering the best compromise between performance and economy. Naturally, the performance was excellent and the 3.8 litre Mk.II enjoyed great success on the track and can still be a very competitive historic race car today. Raced by all the top drivers of the day including Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori and Michael Parkes, the Mk.II scored victories throughout saloon car races in the sixties and was also raced across Europe in the Tour De France and Monte Carlo rally.
This early, matching numbers, Mk. II is fitted with the desirable 3.8 litre engine, manual gearbox with overdrive. It is believed to have been restored in the late 1990's, early 2000's when the car was repainted and other mechanical work was carried out. Within the last five years, the interior has been replaced and the woodwork restored and re-polished. This year the vendor has had electric power steering fitted making the car very easy and comfortable to drive. Finished in the classic colour scheme of black with a dark red interior, it is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires at the end of February 2016, a file containing old MoT's, invoices, a JDHT heritage certificate and magazine articles. Also supplied with the car is the original, complete tool kit presented in the original box. With the power steering fitted, this desirable 3.8 litre Mk. II, with its overdrive gearbox and classic wire wheels, is a very usable classic and equally suited to being an every day car as well as being the perfect machine for events and rallies.
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.