Lot 216 - 1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon 2.4 litre

Lot 216 - 1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon 2.4 litre

Lot 216 - 1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon 2.4 litre

Lot Number 216
Registration 889 CLU
Chassis Number 108468DW
Engine Number 13H1881-8
Odometer reading 21,218 miles
Estimate £10,000 - £15,000
  • Long-term ownership
  • Previously restored example
  • Manual with overdrive

Synonymous with the swinging ‘60’s and the hit TV series, Inspector Morse, the Jaguar Mk.II saloon has been used as a vehicle to transport everyone from dignitaries and politicians to bank robbers and the criminal select. Desirable due to being a well-balanced saloon car with space for four adults and a good size boot, it also boasted engine options including the mighty Jaguar 3.8 litre power unit; small wonder it became popular as a getaway vehicle. When released, traditional Jaguar buyers had no need to 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, importantly, coupled to a manual gearbox with overdrive it would be the more frugal of the range but give the driver the ability to utilise the full range of the 2.4 engine.

Presented in the splendid colour combination of Westminster Blue with deep red trim, this lovely Mk.II has been owned by our vendor and Jaguar Enthusiast member for some 19 years having purchased the car in 1999 from a Mr Smith who had owned the car for the previous decade. After deciding to sympathetically restore the car, between 1999 and 2002 this Mk.II received a full retrim and interior restoration together with a complete brake overhaul before the mechanicals were overhauled a year later with the engine and gearbox removed by Motafix of Bushey, Herts. The exact date the body work was restored is unknown but it presents very well today with the chrome work and paint in keeping with an elegant but older restoration. Within the history file numerous receipts and MoT certificates can be found alongside a current MoT test certificate valid until January 2019.

Smartly presented and performing well, this very attractively priced Mk.II Saloon - with the crucial manual gearbox and optional overdrive is a must for the budding Jaguar enthusiast or those looking for a great looking and practical classic car.

*Please note the cherished registration number will be retained by the vendor and new age related number will be issued by the DVLA

 

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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