Lot 268 - 1957 Jaguar Mk. VIII
|Result||Sold - £9,815|
- Recent engine overhaul
- Stainless steel exhaust
The Jaguar Mk. VIII was introduced at the 1956 London Motor Show and shared its ten-foot wheelbase with its predecessor, the Jaguar Mk. VII, which outwardly it closely resembled. However, the interior fittings were more luxurious than those of the Mk. VII. Distinguishing visually between the models is facilitated by changes to the front grille, the driving or fog lamps being moved from the front panel to the horizontal panel between bumper and front panel, larger rear lamps and, most obviously, a curved chrome trim strip below the waistline which allowed the factory to offer a variety of two-tone paint schemes. In addition, the new car had rear spats that were cut back to display more of the rear wheels and featured a one-piece slightly curved windscreen, where the Mk. VII had incorporated a two-piece front screen of flat glass. The Mk. VIII inherited from its predecessor, the 3442cc straight six-speed automatic engine which it shared with the Jaguar XK140 that appeared two years earlier with the claimed top speed in excess of 106mph, considered impressive given the car's bulk. Transmission options included overdrive or a Borg Warner three-speed automatic gearbox.
This tidy automatic transmission example of a now rare Jaguar saloon, is finished in two-tone grey complemented by a grey leather interior, blue carpeting and whitewall tyres. Recent maintenance has included an overhaul of the 3.4 litre engine plus the fitment of a new stainless steel exhaust system, radiator, battery, headlining and carpets. '795 UYO' is now being offered complete with its original wood and leather trim and a collection of invoices for work carried out.
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