1960 Jaguar Mk. II (3.8 Litre)

 1960 Jaguar Mk. II (3.8 Litre)

1960 Jaguar Mk. II (3.8 Litre)

Registration KFF 882
Chassis Number 211735BW
Engine Number 3456-8
Odometer reading 2,675 miles
Asking Price £17,000

The Jaguar Mk. II was a medium size saloon built from 1959 to 1967 as a successor to the 2.4 and 3.4 models, manufactured between 1957 and 1959, known as Jaguar Mk. I. The Mk. II was handsome, powerful and a good handling saloon which was offered with a choice of three six-cylinder twin cam engines, 2.4 litre, 3.4 litre or 3.8 litre. The 3.8 unit used for the Mk. II was similar to the 3.8 E-Type unit having the same block, crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons but different inlet manifold and carburation, twin SU's instead of three on the European specification E-Type with 30bhp less as a result. The head of the six-cylinder engine in the Mk. II had curved ports compared to the straight ports of the E-Type. 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. When the car was new, it was unquestionably one of the fastest, saloon cars manufactured at the time.

Manufactured on 26th February 1960 and dispatched to Jaguar Cars, New York, this well-presented 3.8 litre Mk. II was repatriated to the UK in 1994. Retaining the original engine and gearbox, this Jaguar also benefits from power steering, a very important addition! Some 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. Presented in Signal Red with a blue leather interior, we are advised this Jaguar runs and drives well. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a good history file, together with a JDHT dating certificate and an original owner’s handbook. The vendor purchased the car from ourselves in 2021 and has invested a further £2,000 in improving the car during his stewardship. A very useable iconic classic Jaguar and, given the estimate, offered at a realistic price. Consignor Stewart Banks.

Interested parties should note that this car has a noisy rear axle and is likely to need to be overhauled or replaced.

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