Lot 239 - 1963 Jaguar Mk. X Saloon (3.8 litre)
|Odometer reading||29,095 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
The Jaguar Mk. X was the top of the range saloon built by the British manufacturer primarily aimed at the US market. The unitary construction body-shell was codenamed ‘Zenith’ during development and this floor pan continued in production long after production ended. 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. It was also 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 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.
This Mk. X Jaguar is fitted with the very rare and desirable manual overdrive gearbox. It was first registered on 18th December, 1963 with the distinctive Coventry registration 7219 WK, with the first recorded keeper being Publipen Ltd, 149 Commercial Road, London E1. It is presented in a distinguished opalescent dark green with a contrasting black leather interior, Webasto sunroof and sits on steel wheels. The Jaguar has been restored previously and there are receipts on file for a reconditioned cylinder head in 2011 and bodywork refurbishment in 2007 by XJ Restoration plus numerous other receipts for works carried out. It is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2018 and a file containing a number of invoices, old MoT test certificates and other paperwork relating to the car. This Mk. X was supplied to a company based in the heart of London’s East End at the time of the Kray twins and the Richardson’s family ruled the streets and Jaguar were the preferred transportation for these gangsters adding to the marques mystique.
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