Lot 252 - 1960 Jaguar Mk. II (2.4 litre Man O/D)
|Odometer reading||41,462 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,000|
According to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this car was manufactured on 20th June 1960 and dispatched to Henleys Limited, Manchester on 30th June 1960. Today, this Jaguar still wears its attractive and original colour combination of British Racing Green coachwork with matching Suede Green leather. The exterior presents very well and is complemented by the painted wire wheels and Coombs style, steel, rear wheel arches in place of the original and larger wheel arch spats. This example also wears the beautifully designed and functioning recessed sun visors, an indication that this is an early production model, as the Mk. II was introduced, only 10 months earlier, in August 1959. For added safety, a set of Quickfit Safety Belt Service seat belts, with matching green webbing and chrome buckles with the Jaguar logo have been added; the front occupants enjoying inertia system to the belts. The interior woodwork is in good order and overall, the experience is one of an old but pleasant office. On a recent test, the Jaguar started easily and settled to a smooth idle, in fact, our tester noted that the six-cylinder engine ran very smoothly and quietly throughout whilst also feeling as though the engine is one of a larger capacity. The Moss gearbox performed well and the overdrive operated easily on selection.
A large file accompanies this Jaguar and includes the Heritage Certificate, old MoT test certificates, invoices, an original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook, a UK V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate, with nil advisories, valid until August 2018. This attractive example of the Mk. II model, although not a concours specimen, does have the feel of your favourite leather jacket or indeed, armchair. It exudes an appeal that may charm you, perhaps certainly, given the modest estimate.
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