13,660 miles from new 1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.4-Litre Saloon Registration no. 3743 AT Chassis no. 153458DN Engine no. KG8049-8
One of the most readily recognised cars of the 1960s, thanks in part to countless appearances in films and on television, Jaguar's seminal Mk2 saloon set the standard for the class throughout its entire production life and today remains highly prized by enthusiasts. A progressive development of the Mk1 - Jaguar's first unitary-construction saloon - the Mk2 made its debut in October 1959. Slimmer windscreen pillars and deeper side windows greatly enlarged the Mk2's glass area, while the deletion of its predecessor's full-sized rear wheel spats allowed the rear track to be widened, a move which increased roll resistance and stability. Otherwise, running gear remained much the same as before, with independent front suspension by wishbones and coil springs, a leaf-sprung live rear axle and Dunlop servo-assisted disc brakes (optional at first on the Mk1 but standard from November 1957) on all four wheels. A redesigned dashboard, with speedometer and rev-counter ahead of the driver and minor gauges grouped in the centre, established Jaguar's layout for years to come. Transmission options were either a four-speed manual or Borg-Warner automatic gearbox, and when equipped with the former a 3.4-litre Mk2 was a genuine 120mph car, with the automatic version not far behind. This particular 3.4-litre Mk2 is reported to have been treated to a complete 'ground upwards' rebuild in 1999-2001, including engine and bodywork, in the course of which it was upgraded with a Getrag five-speed manual gearbox and power assisted steering. New carpets were fitted, the interior re-upholstered, and the wood trim re-veneered as part of this refurbishment, which cost in excess of £26,000 (see bills on file). Finished in dark blue with Burgundy leather interior, '3743 AT' is offered with the aforementioned restoration records, Heritage Certificate, sundry expired MoTs, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5.