Lot 113 - 1965 Jaguar Mk. II (3.4 Litre)
|Sold - £10,080
- Matching numbers car
- Appearing in the upcoming series of Netflix’s You
The Jaguar Mk. II was built from 1959 to 1969 as a successor to the 2.4 and 3.4 litre models which were manufactured between 1957 and 1959. It was a 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 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 all-round disc rather than drum brakes. Raced by all the top drivers of the day including Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori and Michael Parkes, the Mk. II has scored victories throughout saloon car races in the sixties and was also raced across Europe in the Tour De France and Monte Carlo rally.
This good, matching numbers Jaguar Mk. II was manufactured in December 1964, registered January 1965, fitted with the 3.4 engine and was supplied new to Claude Rye who lived in London. At some point this right hand drive Mk. II was exported to Florida, USA. The car then appeared in Texas, before being acquired by the last American owner in Concord, New Hampshire. In 2021 it was purchased by a specialist company in the UK, supplying vehicles for TV and film productions. On its return to the UK it was re-issued the original number plate CYO 751C. Since arriving here, it has been equipped with a new clutch slave cylinder and master cylinders, it has had both the SU carburettors rebuilt, new auto choke solenoid, anti-roll bar drop links and other minor works; all to make sure that the car is safe and reliable when being used by film companies. Finished in silver with red interior this 3.4 litre Mk. II is supplied with a V5 registration document, Jaguar Heritage Certificate, an invoice for the work carried out in 2021 and a replacement copy of the handbook
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