Lot 270 - 1964 Jaguar Mk. X (3.8 litre)

Lot 270 - 1964 Jaguar Mk. X (3.8 litre)

Lot 270 - 1964 Jaguar Mk. X (3.8 litre)

Lot Number 270
Registration DAP 454B
Chassis Number 308926BW
Odometer reading 36,000 miles
Estimate £13,000 - £17,000
  • One former keeper
  • Rare and desirable manual overdrive gearbox

The Jaguar Mk. X was the top of the range saloon built by the British manufacturer primarily aimed at the US market. The unitary construction body-shell was codenamed ‘Zenith’ during development and this floor pan continued in production long after production ended. The interior was the last Jaguar with abundant standard woodwork, including the dashboard, escutcheons, window trim, a pair of large book-matched fold-out rear picnic tables and a front seat pull-out picnic table stowed beneath the instrument cluster. It was also the first Jaguar saloon to feature independent rear suspension and differed from earlier large Jaguar saloons in having 14" wheels instead of the more common 15". The car initially featured a 3,781cc version of Jaguar's XK in-line, six-cylinder engine. For the London Motor Show in October 1964, the enlarged 4,235cc unit took over although the 3.8 litre unit could still be specified until October 1965. Stopping power for this heavy car came from servo assisted disc-brakes on all four wheels; power assisted steering was standard.

Presented in Silver metallic with sumptuous red full leather interior, this example was first registered on 1st August 1964 and specified with the rare and desirable manual with overdrive gearbox. Owned from new for some 43 years, this example has had just one former keeper. Since 2007 the car has been well maintained and now boasts an upgraded XJ6 series III gearbox with synchromesh on all gears, full stainless steel exhaust built by Ian Stewart, 3-2-1 distributer, new electric fuel pump and sits on a matching set of Michelin tyres. The history file shows that in February 2023 the car benefitted from recommissioning work including service and brake service. The history file is comprehensive with significant history dating back to 1964, also supplied with the Jaguar 3.8 Mk. X service manual, spare tyre, jack, toolkit and a period look uprated radio and rear picnic tables. The Mk. X is a wonderful car that was utilised by celebrities and gangsters alike and today is still an imposing classic which has proved to be very collectable and with a sports exhaust and triple carburettors it provides great performance while ample space for the family…or friends. Consignor Mathew Priddy

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