1961 Jaguar Mk2
Lot 306
1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Saloon Chassis no. 207032DN Engine no. 7B63276-8
Sold for £15,525 (US$ 26,199) inc. premium
Lot Details
1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Saloon
Registration no. 727 NYC
Chassis no. 207032DN
Engine no. 7B63276-8

Footnotes

  • 'One of the most impressive sights today is the rapid and purposeful progress of a Mark 2 Jaguar on a motorway, eating up the miles in the fast lane. Like the nose of a bullet, the rounded frontal shape looks right for high speed, and the sheer velocity attained is usually exhilarating.' - Autocar.
    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. With the advent of the Mk2 in October 1959, the 3.8-litre version of Jaguar's XK twin-cam six became available for the first time in the company's medium-sized saloon, which in top-of-the-range, 3.8-litre, manual/overdrive configuration was a genuine 125mph car capable of reaching 60mph in 8.5 seconds, outstanding figures for a saloon of its size even by today's standards. Although there was a slight performance penalty with the optional Borg-Warner automatic transmission installed, the '3.8' in this form was an increasingly popular choice, particularly in the North American market.
    Representing the Jaguar Mk2 in its ultimate 3.8-litre/overdrive configuration, this example was purchased fresh from restoration in 1999 for entry into the Monte Carlo Winter Challenge. Since then the Jaguar has completed three Winter Challenges and several Euro Classics, all without problems. In 2001 the engine was rebuilt around a new cylinder block and at the same time the head was fitted with hardened valve seats. Described by the private vendor as in generally very good condition, the car is offered with sundry restoration invoices, old-style logbook, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5. An engine change, Spax shock absorbers, Kenlowe electric fan and an electronic distributor are the only notified deviations from factory specification.
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