Lot 335 - 1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.4 litre)
|Odometer reading||83,000 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
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.
Finished in the lovely original period colour scheme of pearl grey with a contrasting red interior, this fine example was purchased new via Coombs and Sons of Guilford by R.F.H. Porter on 12th August 1961 as detailed by the original order form in the car's file. According to the document, it was fitted with a badge bar, wind-up radio aerial and reclining seats. The current owner purchased the car in 1988 from Colin Richards who used it as a second car. The owner informs us the engine is 9/10 with interior, transmission and paintwork all 8/10 and so represents a fine example all round having had extensive work carried out by K & N Classics of Bosham in 2011-2012.
The car is accompanied by an original operating, maintenance and service booklet and distributor booklet all in its original plastic wallet. Various bills for sundry items accompany the car plus bills from Jaguar specialist's Classis Car Electrical Services in Chichester dating from 2010 detailing work carried out including amongst others the refitting of front lamps, clean-up of interior switches, remove fuel pump and clean, strip and clean fuel filter and a general tidy-up totalling over £1,000. Later in 2011, a full carpet set was fitted with underfelt, the leather seats were removed and treated with leather food while the dash board was completely removed and varnished totalling over £2,000.Further documentation includes an original Shell Lubrication booklet; supplied with a good history file and presented in its original and desirable colour scheme, this Mk.II is indeed a fine example. Please note the V5 is absent and will have to be applied for by the new owner.
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