Lot 127 - 1960 Jaguar Mk. II (3.8 litre)
|Chassis Number||211735 BW|
|Odometer reading||2,489 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £24,000|
Built between 1959 and 1967 the Jaguar Mk. II is a medium sized saloon car constructed in Coventry as the successor to the Jaguar 2.4 litre and 3.4 litre models manufactured between 1957 and 1959. These retrospectively became known as the Jaguar Mk. I following the release of the Mk. II in 1959. Adhering to Sir William Lyons' maxim of ‘grace, pace and space’, the Jaguar Mk. II was a beautiful, fast and capable saloon. It also gained a reputation as a capable car among criminals and law enforcement alike; the 3.8 litre model being particularly fast with its 220bhp engine giving a standing start of 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds and to a top speed of 125mph. With enough room for five adults, they were also employed by the police to patrol British motorways.
Built on 26th February 1960 and dispatched to Jaguar Cars, New York, this well-presented 3.8 litre Mk. II was repatriated to the UK in 1994 where it was subsequently professionally converted to right hand drive. The Jaguar still retains its original 3.8 litre automatic gearbox and original engine and is fitted with power steering. Presented in Signal Red with a blue leather interior, this well-maintained car is fitted with a high torque starter, an alloy radiator and an additional electronic fan. Reported to start and run well, this Jaguar comes complete with substantial bills on file for maintenance work over the last six years as well as many old Mot test certificates dating back to 2011. Having had just three owners since being in the UK this Jaguar is supplied with a good history file, a JDHT dating certificate, UK registration document and an original owner’s handbook. This Jaguar is a well cared for example with style and comfort in abundance.
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