Lot 102 - 1968 Jaguar Mk.II Saloon (2.4 litre)
|Odometer reading||2,512 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £10,000|
The lineage of the Mk. II can be directly traced back to its predecessor, the 2.4 saloon, or Mk. I as it would be retrospectively known in later years. This sporting saloon, designed to fill the gap in Jaguar's range between the XK sports and voluminous Mk. VII, entered the market in 1956. Power came from the legendary XK straight six, twin cam, engine in 2483cc form. The 2.4 was notable as being a complete break away from the previous designs of (Sir) William Lyons and Co., and was their first foray into the modern world of monocoque construction. Traditional Jaguar buyers would not feel alienated by the new offering from Coventry however as the interior was up to their usual standards with leather and walnut being the order of the day. With 112bhp available to the press-on motorist, the 2.4 was not overly burdened with pace so Jaguar's response was to come in the shape of a 3.4 litre version, which was launched in 1957 to supplement its smaller brother in their mid-size saloon range. As a result, 120mph was a genuinely achievable pace, necessitating the introduction of disc brakes a year later to keep speeds in check. Rather than introduce a completely brand new car, Jaguar successfully re-designed the car from stem to stern, and the Mk. II was born, debuting in 1959. The chunky windscreen pillars of the early car were replaced by slimmer offerings giving a much more airy cabin, which both improved the styling and freshened up the design for the new decade.
In need of restoration, this 2.4 litre, Mk. II Jaguar is a complete car and offers any purchaser the opportunity to turn it either into a useable example or a concours car. Sitting on wire wheels and finished in red with beige trim, this automatic Jaguar is supplied with a V5C registration document. With everything appearing to be present and correct, this could be a great summertime project.
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