1967 Jaguar Mk II 3.4-liter Saloon  Chassis no. 180834BW Engine no. KJ103838
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1967 Jaguar Mk II 3.4-liter Saloon Chassis no. 180834BW Engine no. KJ103838
Sold for US$ 42,550 inc. premium
Lot Details
1967 Jaguar Mk II 3.4-liter Saloon
Chassis no. 180834BW
Engine no. KJ103838
• 3,442cc inline six-cylinder
• Borg-Warner automatic transmission

• Lovely example of the "Businessman's Express"
• Original color scheme
• Complete tool kit

Jaguar introduced its compact Mk II saloon in late 1959, as a successor to their popular 3.4 saloon of 1957-1958. While retaining the earlier car's 107.4" wheelbase and general form, the Mk II's new wrap-around backlight and revised side window details gave it a more airy appearance. Driving lights were now incorporated into the frontal ensemble and a new wide center bar split the grille vertically. Rear track was increased by 3.25 inches, enhancing both appearance and stability.

The Jaguar Mk II was offered with Jaguar DOHC engines of 2.4-liter, 3.4-liter and new 3.8-liter displacements. All Mk II saloons were well appointed in the grand European touring tradition—there were even fold-down trays for rear passengers. The 3.8 version was also a genuine high-performance sports sedan. Its 220hp six gave it an excellent power-to-weight ratio; 0-60 mph took 8.5 seconds and top speed was 125. Little wonder the Mk II 3.8 was soon known as "The Businessman's Express."

Numerous improvements helped the Mk II 3.8 dominate Sedan racing in Great Britain and on the Continent. Virtually every well-known British racing driver of the era scored victories in a Mk II 3.8. The car reached the pinnacle of its competition success in 1962—the following year, a Ford Galaxie powered by a massive 6.9-liter racing V8, would break Jaguar's decade-long hold on the British Saloon Car Championship.

This late production Mk II is, according to the vendor, a rust free example that has been repainted in the original beige color with the cabin tastefully trimmed in contrasting red leather upholstery. An automatic model equipped with a rebuilt 3.4-liter 'six', the car has also benefited from an overhaul of the braking system. The Jaguar comes with an original Owner's Manual, service vouchers and a complete tool kit in the trunk.

Footnotes

  • Titled with chassis number J67P180834BW
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