Lot 144 - 1960 Jaguar Mk. II (3.8 Litre)

Lot 144 - 1960 Jaguar Mk. II (3.8 Litre)

Lot 144 - 1960 Jaguar Mk. II (3.8 Litre)

Lot Number 144
Registration KFF 882
Chassis Number P211735BW
Odometer reading 2,683 miles
Result Sold - £10,811

Synonymous with the swinging ‘60’s and the hit TV series, Inspector Morse, the Jaguar Mk. II Saloon has been used as a vehicle to transport everyone from dignitaries and politicians to bank robbers and the criminal select. Desirable due to being a well-balanced saloon car with space for four adults and a good size boot, it also boasted engine options including the mighty Jaguar 3.8 litre power unit; small wonder it became popular as a getaway vehicle. When released, traditional Jaguar buyers had no need to feel alienated by the new offering from Coventry as the interior was up to their usual standards with leather and walnut being the order of the day. The Mk. II 3.8 litre is a quick car even by today's standards, the engine produced 220bhp and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds reaching a top speed of 125mph.

This Mk. II 3.8 Litre was manufactured on 26th February 1960 and dispatched to Jaguar Cars in New York, it was repatriated to the UK in 1994. Circa 30 years ago it was converted to right hand drive and it also has a high-torque starter motor, an alloy radiator and an additional electric fan. Finished in Signal Red with grey interior this Jaguar runs and drives although it will require some attention. There is an oil leak from the engine and a bearing noise from the rear when driving. This is generally a sound car although there is scope for improvement from a new owner. Purchased from ourselves in 2021 this Jaguar Mk. II is supplied with a V5C registration document and a good history file, together with a JDHT dating certificate and an original owner’s handbook. Offered for sale without reserve. Consigned by Stewart Banks.

 

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