Lot 114 - 1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (2.4 litre)
|Odometer reading||21,320 miles|
|Result||Sold - £15,848|
- Long-term ownership
- Older restoration with power steering
- Manual with overdrive
Synonymous with the swinging ‘60’s and the hit TV series, Inspector Morse, the Jaguar Mk. II has been used as a vehicle to transport everyone from dignitaries and politicians to bank robbers and the criminal select. When released, traditional Jaguar buyers had no need to feel alienated by the new offering from Coventry as the interior was up to their usual standards with leather and walnut being the order of the day. With 112bhp available, the 2.4 was not overly burdened with pace so, importantly, coupled to a manual gearbox with overdrive it would be the more frugal of the range but give the driver the ability to utilise the full range of the 2.4 engine.
Presented in the splendid colour combination of Westminster Blue with deep red trim, this Mk. II has been owned by our vendor and Jaguar Enthusiast member for some 19 years having purchased the car in 1999 from a Mr Smith who had owned the car for the previous decade. After deciding to sympathetically restore the car, between 1999 and 2002 this Mk. II received a full retrim and interior restoration together with a complete brake overhaul, now boasting Coopercraft brakes, before the mechanicals were overhauled a year later with the engine and gearbox removed by Motafix of Bushey, Herts. The exact date the bodywork was restored is unknown, but it presents well today with the paint in need of refreshing specifically to the front. The engine has seen a more recent upgrade to SU’s coupled to new manifolds to make more regular use more pleasant. Within the history file, numerous receipts and MoT test certificates can be found naturally from a car owned for such a long period.
This very attractively priced Mk. II, with the crucial manual gearbox and optional overdrive, is a must for the budding Jaguar enthusiast or those looking for a great looking and practical classic car.
Guide Price £10,000 - £15,000
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