Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8
Lot 226
1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive
Registration no. OCP 329 Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8
£35,000 - 45,000
US$ 59,000 - 76,000
Auction Details
Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8 Never restored,1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive  Chassis no. 204301DN Engine no. LB3812-8
Lot Details
Never restored
1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon/Manual Overdrive
Registration no. OCP 329
Chassis no. 204301DN
Engine no. LB3812-8

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. 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 top-of-the-range, 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.

    Representing the Jaguar Mk2 in its ultimate 3.8-litre, manual/overdrive configuration, this wonderful example was first registered on 15th May 1961 and has never been restored apart from some cosmetic attention to the paintwork as indicated in the accompanying history file. This car has to be one of the most original 3.8-litre Mk2s in existence and looks like it left the factory only a few years ago. The interior has that unmistakable original smell; the seats and walnut dashboard shine; and the carpets are still fresh. The underside has been regularly Waxoyled and is truly amazing. A restored car can never ever be like this one.

    'OCP 329' was supplied new by Hoffman's of Halifax, the distributor being Appleyard's of Leeds, and comes with extensive original documentation to include the Jaguar Cars Ltd manufacturer's warranty; Operating Maintenance & Service Book; maintenance check wall chart; service book; parts catalogue; and Jaguar distributors and dealers book. In its early days, the car was fitted with the performance enhancing straight-port cylinder head, triple SU carburettors and adjustable Spax rear shock absorbers, while the exhaust system is stainless steel. The original cylinder head and carburettors come with the car, which also retains its original tool kit.

    Finished in Cotswold Blue with dark blue leather interior upholstery and matching carpets, 'OCP 329' is currently taxed and MoT'd and comes with the aforementioned original documentation; Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate; Swansea V5; and previous owner correspondence and history confirming the recorded mileage (currently 44,298). A glorious manifestation of British style and engineering at its very best.
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