Lot 188 - 1963 Jaguar Mk. X Saloon (3.8 litre)

Lot 188 - 1963 Jaguar  Mk. X Saloon (3.8 litre)

Lot 188 - 1963 Jaguar Mk. X Saloon (3.8 litre)

Lot Number 188
Registration NGL 756
Chassis Number 302857BW
Engine Number ZA5996-8
Odometer reading 68,516 miles
Result Sold - £22,400

The Jaguar Mk. X was the top of the range saloon car built by the British manufacturer primarily aimed at the United States market. The unitary construction body-shell was codenamed ‘Zenith’ during development and this floor pan continued in production long after Mk. X production ended, as the DS420 Limousine. The interior was the last Jaguar with abundant standard woodwork, including the dashboard, escutcheons, window trim, a pair of large book-matched fold-out rear picnic tables and a front seat pull-out picnic table stowed beneath the instrument cluster. The Mk. X was the first Jaguar saloon to feature independent rear suspension and differed from earlier large Jaguar saloons in having 14" wheels instead of the more common 15". The front suspension used double wishbones with coil springs and telescopic dampers. The car initially featured a 3,781cc version of Jaguar's XK in-line, six-cylinder engine. For the London Motor Show in October 1964, the enlarged 4,235cc unit took over although the 3.8-litre unit could still be specified until October 1965. Stopping power for this heavy car came from servo assisted disc-brakes on all four wheels; power assisted steering was standard.

Originally registered on 21st February 1963 this delightful Jaguar Mk. X has had significant amounts of time and financial investment on her and as such presents in super condition. The white coachwork is excellent and shows no sign of corrosion in the usual areas and the sumptuous red leather trim has the most delightful patina; the front seats on a Mk. X really are like sitting in your favourite armchair. All this is complemented by blemish free chromework. With mechanics to match the exterior of this Jaguar it is fair to say this is a very well sorted example. The 3.8 litre engine purrs as it should and the gearbox operates smoothly and efficiently. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate valid until 9th May 2018 and an extensive service history; one of Coventry’s most distinguishable cars ever manufactured.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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