Lot 111 - 1968 Jaguar 240
|Odometer reading||47,317 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,490|
The lineage of the Mk. II can be directly traced back to its predecessor, the 2.4 saloon or Mk. I as it would come to be known in later years. This sporting saloon, designed to fill the gap in Jaguar's range between the XK sports and the voluminous Mk. VII, entered the market in 1956. Power came from the legendary XK straight six, twin cam engine in 2483cc form. The 2.4 was notable as being a complete breakaway from the previous designs of (Sir) William Lyons and Co. and was their first foray into the modern world of monocoque construction. Traditional Jaguar buyers would not feel alienated by the new offering from Coventry however, as the interior was still up to their usual standards with ample legroom and walnut being the order of the day.
This nice example is presented in Old English White with a red interior - such a classic combination for a Jaguar! It has had four former keepers and has a manual gearbox with overdrive which is mated to its 2.4 six-cylinder engine. There is some history with the car and according to the HPi its previous colour was green.
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