Lot 204 - 1964 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre)

Lot 204 - 1964 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre)

Lot 204 - 1964 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre)

Lot Number 204
Registration SRH 75B
Chassis Number 166888BW
Estimate £20,000 - £24,000
Result Sold - £16,800

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 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 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 fitted with the new Dunlop disc brakes all-round 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 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 60's and was also raced across Europe in the Tour de France and Monte-Carlo rally. The car also gained a reputation as a capable 'getaway car' among the criminal underworld. The Mk. II had seating for five adults and in 3.8 litre specification, could outrun almost any other car on the road.

This example is presented in light Quartz Gunmetal Grey with blue leather interior. This was originally a Rhodesian car which we understand was imported to the UK in 2014 and registered with the DVLA in May 2015. Its original 3.4 engine has been replaced by the more potent and powerful 3.8 litre which is mated to a Borg Warner three-speed automatic gearbox. The interior is in good condition with the burr walnut woodwork looking good and is complimented by the Moto-Lita wooden steering wheel, so evocative of this era. The car comes with an original Jaguar workshop manual, Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate and various invoices. These are quintessentially British and evoke many nostalgic memories for a great deal of people, this is no exception!

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