Lot 257 - 1965 Jaguar 240
|Odometer reading||59,924 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
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 example is presented in light metallic blue with a dark blue leather interior showing nice patina. The owner has just had a new reconditioned gearbox fitted and its 2.4 six-cylinder engine is mated to a manual gearbox with overdrive and has had fitted new gaskets, head cleaning as well as new fuel pump and clutch. It comes with its original buff logbook, old MoT test certificates and various invoices including recent expenditure which also includes work to its brakes. This model is very versatile as a classic, being large enough to take a family and plenty of luggage as well as being shown at classic car events up and down the country.
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