Lot 288 - 1966 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.4 litre, M/OD)
|Odometer reading||86,580 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £7,840|
The Jaguar Mk. II was 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 supplied from Henlys in London in Warwick grey, its colour changed in later years to Midnight Blue. From Henlys, it was distributed through Lookers of Warrington Ltd. who went on to sell the car to a Mr. E. Hart who took delivery in March, 1967. The original owner's service policy is still to be found within the history file. The current owner has used this iconic Jaguar since 1990 and has since fitted a stainless-steel exhaust, a new fuel pump and a Mota-Lita steering wheel. The MoT test certificate expires in October 2016 and, reassuringly, its health has been overseen by Jaguar specialist, Alan Collins of Maldon, Essex in recent years although some light re-commissioning is reported to be required for daily use. Representing enormous value, this 3.4 litre benefits from a manual (with overdrive) gearbox, a UK registration certificate and a 12 month MoT test certificate.
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.