1963 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Saloon
Chassis no. 222281DN
'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. Its immediate predecessor - the Mk1 - had been introduced in 1956 and is of historic significance, being the Coventry firm's first unitary construction saloon car. It was replaced in October 1959 by the closely related, albeit extensively revised, Mk2. The latter offered better all-round visibility courtesy of larger windows, while the Mk1's rear wheel spats disappeared and the rear track was widened, which improved both roll-resistance and stability. The dashboard was redesigned with the speedometer and rev counter relocated in front of the driver, the six toggle switches and four minor gauges being set across the centre. Independent front suspension was by wishbone and coil springs, with a leaf-sprung live axle at the rear. This, combined with superior Dunlop disc brakes all round and a choice of 2.4, 3.4 and 3.8-litre XK engines, provided the discerning, string-back-gloved, enthusiast driver with one of the finest sports saloons available in the 1960s. In its ultimate, 3.8-litre, overdrive-equipped form, the Mk2 could reach 125mph with 60mph coming up in 8.5 seconds, impressive 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 matching-numbers example was first registered in France on 1st January 1963. Apparently stored for many years, the vehicle has covered only 105,800 kilometres (approximately 65,700 miles) from new. We are advised that extensive re-commissioning was carried out by the last owner including a full service, overhaul of the brakes and master cylinder, fitting a new exhaust and new steering joints, etc (invoices on file).
Cette Jaguar Mk2, en version 3.8-litre/overdrive, a été immatriculée pour la première fois en France en Janvier 1963. Elle possède son moteur d'origine.
Apparemment stockée pendant de nombreuses années, le véhicule a parcouru seulement 105.800 km.
Nous sommes informés qu'une grande révision a été effectuée par le dernier propriétaire.
Les freins et maître cylindre ont été révisés, un nouvel échappement installé ainsi que de nouvelles rotules de direction etc.. (voir factures dans le dossier).
25,000 - 30,000
£21,000 - 26,000
US$ 32,000 - 39,000
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