Lot 135 - 1967 Jaguar Mk. II (3.4 litre)
|Odometer reading||2,339 miles|
|Result||Sold - £25,760|
- Manual with overdrive
- Subject to comprehensive restoration in the 90’s
The lineage of the Mk. II can be directly traced back to its predecessor, the 2.4 saloon or Mk. I as it would be retrospectively known in later years. Traditional Jaguar buyers would not feel alienated by the new offering from Coventry however, 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 Jaguar's response was to come in the shape of a 3.4 litre version which was launched in 1957. As a result, 120mph was a genuinely achievable pace, necessitating the introduction of disc brakes a year later to keep speeds in check. Rather than introduce a completely brand new car, Jaguar successfully re-designed the car from stem to stern, and the Mk. II was born, debuting in 1959. The chunky windscreen pillars of the early car were replaced by slimmer offerings giving a much airier cabin which both improved the styling and freshened up the design for the new decade.
This British Racing Green Jaguar Mk. II 3.4 litre manual gearbox example is one of the best older restorations we have had the pleasure to view. There is a full photographic record of the nut and bolt restoration which was undertaken in the mid 90’s by the then Jaguar enthusiast owner. A restoration which, today, although showing a wonderful patina, has resulted in a fantastic example with good door shuts, paintwork and we are told drives very well. Supported by a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, the paperwork documents the expensive restoration of the car which began in 1989 and was still being fettled to a finish in 1998. This manual with overdrive British sports car and it’s 3.4 litre engine provides brisk performance and can be enjoyed all whilst sat in a cabin that has been extremely well restored but with leather that shows a beautiful patina. This really is a car that provides that classic feel with the confidence of a restored example and one that has covered a mere 2,339 miles since.
Interested parties should note that this vehicle is not currently sold with a V5 registration document. However, one has been applied for by the vendor with the DVLA and should arrive imminently with the change already published online.
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