Lot 142 - 1965 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 Litre, M/OD)

Lot 142 - 1965 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 Litre, M/OD)

Lot 142 - 1965 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 Litre, M/OD)

Lot Number 142
Registration GNG 700D
Chassis Number 234852DN
Engine Number LE3338/8
Odometer reading 5,968 miles
Estimate £20,000 - £25,000
Result Sold - £22,400
  • Well restored and sound condition throughout
  • Comprehensive history

Arguably one of the most famous Big Cats from Browns Lane, these four-door saloons certainly did not pull any punches. Equipped with the same engine as Jaguar’s legendary E-Type and good for 123mph, they were rightly chosen by both Her Majesty’s Constabulary and, often, the focus of their attention as well; ‘four up and a boot full of swag’.

Speed, however, was not the only consideration in making these family saloons so popular. Chassis setup was advanced and performance was impressive as was build quality with leather throughout, a walnut dash and, as here, chrome wire wheels. 

According to the JDHT certificate, it was originally built in cream with a dark blue leather interior, this was swapped for a more contemporary signal red coachwork and black leather interior trim later. Its sales history can be found within the history folder but, importantly, it was sold by Barnsbury Classics in 1996 to Mr. John Groom who initiated a number of significant upgrades; most importantly to include XJS power steering, Optronic electronic ignition, Dinowax underbody protection as well as air-conditioning, uprated suspension and a modified lighting and audio kit. Complete with an MoT test certificate, this has made for an and extremely usable and efficient Jaguar. Something that can be used everyday or hustled through those country lanes if required. This is certainly a good one; after all, it wouldn’t be the cover car for Autocar and Classic & Sportscar if not...

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.

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