Lot 141 - 1960 Jaguar Mk. II (3.8 litre)

Lot 141 - 1960 Jaguar Mk. II (3.8 litre)

Lot 141 - 1960 Jaguar Mk. II (3.8 litre)

Lot Number 141
Registration 910 NMY
Chassis Number 201608DN
Engine Number LA 6046-8
Odometer reading 85,800 miles
Estimate £28,000 - £35,000
  • Desirable manual overdrive car
  • Rare ‘recessed sun visors’ car
  • Matching numbers

The Jaguar Mk. II was a medium sized saloon built from 1959 to 1967 as a successor to the 2.4 and 3.4 litre models. The Mk. II was handsome, powerful and a well 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 thus 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 was fitted with the new Dunlop disc brakes all-round rather than drum brakes. The 220bhp 3.8 litre engine variant has become the most desirable, especially in manual overdrive specification. Naturally, the performance was excellent and the Mk. II has enjoyed great success on the 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 scored victories throughout saloon car races in the sixties and was also raced across Europe in the Tour De France and Monte Carlo rally.

The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate shows that this early, recessed visor Mk. II, was completed on 20th July 1960 and was supplied direct to South Africa. A desirable, original right hand drive example, this car is fitted with the 3781cc straight-six engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Notable as an early Mk. II, 910 NMY also features a pendant throttle pedal and smooth matt black centre dash section. Understood to have served with the South African police, it has attributes such as the large CAV Dynamo and regulator, which are understood to be South African police specifications.

Repatriated to the United Kingdom in 1990, this matching numbers example is fitted with four-pot front brake calipers, recently replaced rear brakes and Koni Classic shock absorbers. Benefitting from some restoration work in 2020-2021, including a respray, interior refresh, carburettor overhaul with new jets and needles, a new aluminium radiator with Kenlow fan, renewed heater matrix and further works and services which can all be seen in the included receipt from Lewmark Autos for over £5,000. Replacement triple-plated front and rear bumpers have also been added. The vendor reports the car to run and drive well, cruising happily at modern day motorway speeds.

Supplied with its V5C registration document, BMI Heritage Certificate, MoT test certificate and photo record of the recent restoration works. Early Mk. II 3.8 manual overdrive cars are a rare find and this handsome example presents well, boasting matching numbers and recent restoration work.

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.

Web design London Edgebound