Jaguar 240
Lot 118
1969 Jaguar 240 Saloon Chassis no. 1J44630N Engine no. 7J53158
Sold for £5,980 (US$ 10,134) inc. premium
Lot Details
1969 Jaguar 240 Saloon
Registration no. YWX 105G
Chassis no. 1J44630N
Engine no. 7J53158

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. Introduced in September 1967, the 2.4-litre 240 and 3.4-litre 340 were the ultimate developments of this immensely successful model. Intended as new base models, the pair were barely distinguishable from each other, and differed from the final Mk2s by virtue of their Ambla upholstery (leather was now an option), slimmer bumpers, and the absence of built-in fog lamps. Only the 240 differed significantly from its 2.4-litre Mk2 predecessor, gaining a more-powerful version of the XK six. The latter was fitted with a 4.2-litre-type straight-port cylinder head, twin SU carburettors, and a dual exhaust system. The result was an increase in maximum power from 120 to 133bhp and a big improvement in performance; top speed increasing from 96 to 106mph, and the 0-60mph time being cut to 12.5 seconds. Only the 240 lasted, albeit briefly, into the XJ6 era, the 340 having been axed on the latter's introduction in September 1968. Although ultimately not as fast as its larger-engined siblings, the 240 possesses all the style and refinement associated with Jaguar's classic saloon; able to cruise comfortably in present-day traffic on motorways, the '2.4' is also cheaper to insure and capable of delivering superior fuel consumption.
    An older restoration, this Jaguar 240 has had four owners since February 1978 and was treated to a major service in June 1989. Currently displaying a total of 70,199 miles on the odometer, it appears fundamentally solid albeit in need of further refurbishment, particularly of the paint and interior woodwork. Some basic rallying modifications have been incorporated – a half roll cage and Luke harnesses – and the car comes with FIA paperwork, handbook, Shell service records and maintenance vouchers.
    In storage for several years, the car will require re-commissioning before further use and thus is sold strictly as viewed.
    No Reserve.
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