Lot 256 - 1968 Jaguar 340 To Mk. II 3.8 Specification

Lot 256 - 1968 Jaguar 340 To Mk. II 3.8 Specification

Lot 256 - 1968 Jaguar 340 To Mk. II 3.8 Specification

Lot Number 256
Registration 3499NZ
Chassis Number 51449DN
Engine Number LB6914-8
Odometer reading 90,231 miles
Result Sold - £24,640

The Jaguar Mk. II perhaps needs very little introduction, especially to the Jaguar enthusiast or follower. Introduced in 1959 in 2.4 litre form, the Mk. II Saloon was somewhat underpowered and soon gained the larger 3.4 litre unit. As if this was not enough, the engine further gained capacity with growth to 3.8 litres that produced a healthy 220bhp. These 3.8 litre models are now the most sought after of the range and especially when they are fitted with the manual overdrive gearbox option.

Presented in Opalescent Silver and beautiful contrasting red leather interior, this 3.8 litre Jaguar started life in March 1968 as a 3.4 litre, 340 saloon with the benefit of the manual overdrive gearbox. It was first registered in Ireland before being repatriated and registered in the UK in September 1974. In 1987, it underwent an extensive rebuild by specialists in Germany and since then has had little use, with only 10,000 miles being covered since that restoration. At some time, prior to 2002, it gained a 3.8 litre engine and the larger Mk. II bumpers. Since 2015, it has also benefitted from a rebuilt cylinder head, new spin off oil filter, new clutch and slave cylinder, new water pump, fan and a rebuilt radiator.

Favoured by racing drivers of the day and getaway drivers alike, the Jaguar Mk. II was the epitome of the sporting saloon. Whilst not mint, this car absolutely looks the part and is very realistically estimated offering the new owner the full Mk. II experience at a much more affordable level. Consigned by John Dutton

Guide price: £14,000-£18,000

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