Lot 188 - 1963 Jaguar Mk. X Saloon (3.8 litre)
|Odometer reading||68,516 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £20,000|
|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.
Previous lotLot 187 - 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster
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