Lot 229 - 1967 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.4)
|Engine Number||7E 3304-9|
|Odometer reading||50,697 km|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
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. Traditional Jaguar buyers would not feel alienated by the new offering from Coventry as the interior was up to their usual standards with leather and walnut being the order of the day. With 112bhp available, 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. 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.
Manufactured in the last year of production on 28th April 1967, this car was originally delivered new via dealer Lagerwij, in The Hague, Holland. It was dispatched on 6th June, 1967 with the first recorded keeper being Stichts Assurance in Utrecht, a Dutch insurance company still in business today. The car was purchased by the current keeper from an auction in Monaco in 2006 and, we are informed, underwent a bare metal re-spray prior to his purchase. Since 2006, the car has undergone continuous work which has included the engine reconditioned and head gas flowed; in 2006, the brakes were overhauled, in 2007 the rear differential was reconditioned along with the clutch replaced in 2008 and new MWS wheels fitted, the front suspension was refurbished and new rear shocks added in 2013 along with a new prop shaft and the overdrive reconditioned in 2014.
Finished in metallic grey, this rare, European lefthand drive example is fitted from new with the desirable manual/overdrive gearbox and supplied with a UK registration document, Heritage Trust certificate and a current MoT test certificate valid until April 2017. A well cared for example with style and comfort in abundance.
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