Lot 378 - 1968 Jaguar 340 Saloon

Lot 378 - 1968 Jaguar 340 Saloon

Lot 378 - 1968 Jaguar 340 Saloon

Lot Number 378
Registration WWB 658G
Chassis Number 1J52069BW
Engine Number 7J.524628
Odometer reading 95,721 miles
Estimate No Reserve
  • Part of ‘The Ghent Collection’
  • Offered without reserve

There always seems to be some confusion about the origins of the 240 and 340 Jaguar. The timeline is simple; in 1969, the Mk. II was discontinued and a completely new model was introduced, the 340 (3.4 litre engine) before the introduction of the XJ6. The shell was the same but top speed was increased to 119mph with 0-60mph attained in 11.9 seconds - pretty rapid even by today’s standards. It now had a straight-port type cylinder head and the automatic gearbox was upgraded. And finally, always a tell-tale sign, the front fog lamps were replaced with circular vents.

Acquired by the vendor over ten years ago to contribute to his predilection of British classic cars, this Jaguar 340 is one of the rare automatic variants that comes with power steering as well as the addition of Coopercraft front brakes and electronic ignition. Presented in classic deep blue with a contrasting red Ambla interior, this classic big cat requires some restoration all round. Light bubbling can be found over the wheel arches although the wire-wheels show minimal corrosion and the tyres appear sound. The interior woodwork and leather look good and the engine presents well. Inspection is recommended.

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. 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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