Lot 118 - 1964 Jaguar Mk. II (3.4 litre)
|Odometer reading||73,383 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £23,000|
The lineage of the Mk. II can be directly traced back to its predecessor, the 2.4 saloon or Mk. I as it would be retrospectively known in later years. Traditional Jaguar buyers would not 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 Jaguar's response was to come in the shape of a 3.4 litre version which was launched in 1957. As a result, 120mph was a genuinely achievable pace, necessitating the introduction of disc brakes a year later to keep speeds in check. Rather than introduce a completely brand new car, Jaguar successfully re-designed the car from stem to stern and the Mk. II was born, debuting in 1959. The chunky windscreen pillars of the early car were replaced by slimmer offerings giving a much more airy cabin which both improved the styling and freshened up the design for the new decade.
This delightful Jaguar was originally registered on 10th June 1964 and has stood the test of time. A restoration was carried out circa 12 years ago and she still presents very well. The paintwork is in good order and the red interior appears to be largely original with a fine patina. Turn the ignition on, press the starter button and this Mk. II fired into life immediately, the engine runs well with good oil pressure. We are advised by the vendor that she drives well on the open road. These manual gearbox with overdrive cars can certainly be good fun to drive and the 3442cc engine is responsive and offers brisk performance. Sitting proudly on wire wheels and with the Coombes style rear spats this is certainly a handsome Jaguar, these stylish cars of the 60s always attract interest for their looks and performance. Supplied with a V5C registration document this Mk. II 3.4 can certainly be described as an iconic car of the period.
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