Property of a deceased's estate,1968 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J51288N Engine no. 7J516038
Lot 401
Property of a deceased's estate, 1968 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon
Registration no. VHN 198F Chassis no. 1J51288N Engine no. 7J516038
Sold for £3,680 (US$ 5,758) inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of a deceased's estate,1968 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J51288N Engine no. 7J516038 Property of a deceased's estate,1968 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J51288N Engine no. 7J516038 Property of a deceased's estate,1968 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J51288N Engine no. 7J516038 Property of a deceased's estate,1968 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J51288N Engine no. 7J516038 Property of a deceased's estate,1968 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J51288N Engine no. 7J516038
Property of a deceased's estate
1968 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon
Registration no. VHN 198F
Chassis no. 1J51288N
Engine no. 7J516038

Footnotes

  • Introduced in September 1967, the 2.4-litre 240 and 3.4-litre 340 were the ultimate developments of the immensely successful Jaguar Mk2, sports saloon, which had set the standard for the class throughout its entire production life and today remains highly prized by enthusiasts. 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 classic six-cylinder XK engine. Tested by Autosport magazine in 1968, an overdrive-equipped 340 reached 124mph, a figure only bettered marginally by the deleted 3.8-litre Mk2. Although the 240 lasted - briefly - into the XJ6 era, the 340 was axed on the latter's introduction in September 1968 and is thus one of the rarest of the Jaguar Mk2 family.

    This overdrive-equipped Jaguar 340 saloon was purchased by the lady vendor's late husband in the 1990s and has been dry stored since then. In 2012 extensive welded repairs were made to get it through the MoT test, after which the previous registration '5 STA' was transferred. It is hoped that the car will be running by time of sale. Currently taxed and MoT'd, 'VHN 198F' is offered with Swansea V5C document.

    No reserve.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the original number plate (5 STA) is currently on retention with the vendor and following the sale may be available subject to separate negotiation.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. John Polson
    Specialist - Motor Cars
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 5803
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 5802
Similar Items