Lot 138 - 1963 Jaguar Mk. II (3.4 litre Manual O/D)
|Odometer reading||73,512 miles|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £26,000|
- Fully restored example
- Rebuilt engine
- 3.4 manual overdrive example
The Jaguar Mk. II was a medium size saloon built from 1959 to 1967 as a successor to the 2.4 and 3.4 models, manufactured between 1957 and 1959. The Mk. II was handsome, powerful and a good handling saloon which was offered with a choice of three six-cylinder twin cam engines; 2.4 litre, 3.4 litre or 3.8 litre. After the appreciation of the Mk. I, Jaguar's successor was well received making a good car even better. Similar in appearance, but with a bigger glass area, it boasted a wider track to improve road holding together with minor front suspension changes to reduce body roll and all-round disc rather than drum brakes. The 210bhp 3.4 litre engine variant proved to be the most popular, offering the best compromise between performance and economy. Naturally, the performance was excellent and the Mk. II has enjoyed great success on track and can still be a very competitive historic race car. Raced by all the top drivers of the day including Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori and Michael Parkes, the Mk. II has scored victories throughout saloon car races in the sixties and was also raced across Europe in the Tour De France and Monte Carlo rally.
This stunning example has been extensively restored culminating in the car offered here. Presented in Signal Red with fully trimmed beige leather, this Jaguar was first registered on 16th March 1963 in Grimsby, details of this can be found within the original buff logbook. In 1989, the car was exported to Germany, we believe for a serviceman, before returning to the UK in 1998 in need of restoration. Our vendor purchased the car in 2016 as an ongoing project, since then AEW 763A has had a ‘money no object’ treatment for which countless invoices can be found in the history file alongside quite a detailed history. The car itself is splendid, new chrome, new wood cappings and rubbers complement what has been a very good restoration indeed, the only shame being that due to ill health our vendor has not had much chance to enjoy the car. A fully restored 3.4 example with rebuilt engine and with the desirable manual with overdrive gearbox sitting on new wire wheels, this ticks all the Mk. II boxes and viewing is highly recommended.
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