1962 Jaguar MkII 3.8 Saloon
Chassis no. P219390
Engine no. LB8643
3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
220bhp at 5,500rpm
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Beautifully restored, sporting MkII
*Desirable 3.8-liter example
*Elegant period color combination
*Former JCNA Award winner
*Jaguar's iconic businessman's express
The Jaguar MkII Sports Saloon
Jaguar introduced its compact MkII saloon in late 1959, as a successor to their popular 3.4 saloon of 1957-1958. The MkII'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.
The Jaguar MkII was offered with Jaguar DOHC engines of 2.4, 3.4 and ultimately 3.8-liter displacements. All MkII saloons were well appointed in the grand European touring traditionthere were even fold-down trays for rear passengers. A genuine high-performance sports sedan, the 3.8-liter MkII would go from 0-60 mph in just 8.5 seconds, and top speed was 125mph. Little wonder the MkII soon became known as "The Businessman's Express."
The Motorcar Offered
Presented in the classic and appropriate color of old English white over a red leather interior, this fine example of Jaguar's iconic sports saloon benefits from a thorough restoration performed in the 1990s, resulting in numerous JCNA awards. Although its early history remains unknown, the MkII resided in the Northwest with the same owner for about two decades, before being purchased by the consignor in 2001. During his ownership, the car has been stored in a heated garage, and used only on special occasions.
In 2010, the MkII received further refurbishments and upgrades; a RetroAir air conditioning system was installed to keep the cabin cool on a hot summer day, and a rack and pinion steering system was installed, ensuring tight and quick handling. Furthermore, an aluminum radiator was installed for improved engine cooling.
Equipped with chromed wire wheels and a sporting wood-rimmed steering wheel, this Jaguar neatly displays the marque's sporting heritage in a usable, elegant, and practical way. The interior is neatly trimmed in the fine hides and fabrics, and the dash accented in finely veneered woods one would expect to find in a proper motorcar. Take the family out for a Sunday picnic, or arrive in style to pick up your mates before a vintage car event; this twin-cam XK-engine powered MkII will provide an elegant, sporting way to do either.
- Please note that the complete chassis number for this vehicle is P219390BW.