The fourth from last built 1967 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Saloon Registration no. CVG 319F Chassis no. 235379BW Engine no. LE4257-8
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 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. With 220bhp on tap and a whopping 240lb/ft of torque available at a lowly 3,000rpm, the '3.8' was only marginally slower when fitted with the optional Borg-Warner automatic transmission, reaching the 'ton' a mere three seconds adrift of its manual sibling on the way to a top speed of over 120mph. It is hardly surprising that the '3.8' in automatic configuration was an increasingly popular choice, particularly in the North American market.
This car's accompanying Jaguar heritage certificate confirms that it was despatched new in September 1967 to Bryson's in Australia finished in its current livery of cream with red hide interior. Its chassis number confirms that '235379BW' is the fourth from last 3.8 litre Mk2 built, and therefor has the later Borg Warner Type 35 automatic gearbox, with second gear start. A rare option, reclining seats have been fitted from new while post-factory upgrades include alternator electrics (negative earth); stainless steel twin exhaust system; automatic choke override switch (beneath dashboard); manually switched electric cooling fan; and a Kenwood stereo unit. We are advised that the under-body is exceptionally good, preserved by the predominantly dry Australian climate, and that both panel fit and shut lines are excellent. The battery is brand new and covered by a three-year warranty.
'CVG 319F' is described as in generally excellent condition, and prospective purchasers are encouraged to examine the comprehensive history file detailing the considerable expenditure on maintenance and improvements. The car is offered with MoT/tax to August 2014 and Swansea V5 document.