Lot 232 - 1968 Jaguar 340 Saloon to Mk. II (3.8 litre, M/OD) Specification
|Estimate||£15,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £18,200|
The Jaguar Mk. II perhaps needs little introduction, especially to the Jaguar enthusiast/follower. Introduced in 1959 in 2.4 litre form, the Mk. II Saloon was somewhat underpowered and soon gained the larger 3.4 litre unit. As if this was not enough, the engine further gained capacity with growth to 3.8 litres that produced a healthy 220bhp. These 3.8 litre models are now the most sought after of the range and especially when they are fitted with the manual with overdrive gearbox option.
Presented in Opalescent Silver, 3.8 litre Jaguar started life in March 1968 as a 3.4 litre 340 saloon with the benefit of the manual overdrive gearbox. It was first registered in Ireland before being repatriated and registered in the UK in September 1974. In 1987, it underwent an extensive rebuild by specialists in Germany and since then has had little use, with only 10,000 miles being covered since that restoration. At some time, prior to the current owner acquiring the Jaguar in 2002, it gained a 3.8 litre engine and the larger Mk. II bumpers. Since 2002, this Jaguar has only been used during the summer months and we are advised that it has always been garaged during this period. We are also advised that the Jaguar is a joy to drive and will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate. The coachwork presents well with only a few minor blemishes; testament to the standard of the restoration as it has not been touched since. The red leather interior is in fine condition as is the woodwork, a prominent feature of the marque. A welcome additional benefit is the fully operating folding sunroof with wind deflector for those sunny days.
With Mk. II values being somewhat buoyant in today's market place, this fine Jaguar is offered with a very reasonable and tempting estimate.
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