Lot 265 - 1962 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 Litre M/OD)

Lot 265 - 1962 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 Litre M/OD)

Lot 265 - 1962 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 Litre M/OD)

Lot Number 265
Registration 989 AMR
Chassis Number 208899DN
Engine Number LC3585-8
Odometer reading 600 miles
Estimate £16,000 - £21,000
Result Sold - £19,600

The Jaguar Mk. II is a medium sized saloon car built between 1959 and 1967 in Coventry as successors to the Jaguar 2.4 litre and 3.4 litre models manufactured between 1957 and 1959. These retrospectively became known as the Jaguar Mk. I following the release of the Mk. II in 1959. Adhering to Sir William Lyons' maxim of "grace, pace and space", the Jaguar Mk. II was a beautiful, fast and capable saloon. It also gained a reputation as a capable car among criminals and law enforcement alike; the 3.8 litre model being particularly fast with its 220bhp engine giving a standing start of 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds and to a top speed of 125mph. With enough room for five adults, they were also employed by the Police to patrol British motorways.

Presented in metallic light blue with blue leather trim, this lovely and collectable Mk. II was factory supplied manual with overdrive gearbox and considered the most sought after of the Mk. II saloons. First registered to a Mr. Abrahams in Devizes on the 11th October 1962, the car didn't leave Wiltshire until Mr. Abraham sold the car in 2012. Although it appears it may have changed hands between friends or family in Wiltshire during its early life. Mr Abraham decided, in 2003, to fully restore the vehicle having spent much of the 90's laid up in a barn. The works, as documented in the photos, were extensive and culminated in an engine and gearbox rebuild followed by a bare metal re-spray. Today the underside of the car is still in excellent order thanks to the decision to underseal the car during restoration, the interior, apart from a new headlining, was left completely original and now show a lovely patina but is bordering on the need for a re-trim however this would be down to the taste of the new owner. Recently the car was purchased by our vendor and taken to France where it has been used sparingly covering less than 600 miles since restoration and in late 2015, had the brakes overhauled at an expense of £2,000. Offered with the original buff log book alongside the V5 registration documents, Jaguar Heritage certificate, original service handbook and a history file containing much of the invoices from the restoration in 2004 until today and a new MoT test certificate, this is a great opportunity to purchase a very fine example of Jaguar's Mk. II complete with a 3.8 litre engine and manual (with overdrive) gearbox.

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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