Left-hand drive,1963 Jaguar Mk2 3.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 178942DN Engine no. KH8147-8

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Left-hand drive,1963 Jaguar Mk2 3.4-Litre Saloon
Chassis no. 178942DN Engine no. KH8147-8

£ 13,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 19,000
Left-hand drive
1963 Jaguar Mk2 3.4-Litre Saloon
Chassis no. 178942DN
Engine no. KH8147-8

Footnotes

  • This car was manufactured in 1963 and not 1968 as catalogued.
    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. A progressive development of the Mk1 - Jaguar's first unitary construction saloon - the Mk2 made its debut in October 1959. Slimmer windscreen pillars and deeper side windows greatly enlarged the Mk2's glass area, while the deletion of its predecessor's full-sized rear wheel spats allowed the rear track to be widened, a move which increased roll resistance and stability. Otherwise, running gear remained much the same as before, with independent front suspension by wishbones and coil springs, a leaf-sprung live rear axle and Dunlop servo-assisted disc brakes (optional at first on the Mk1 but standard from November 1957) on all four wheels. A redesigned dashboard, with speedometer and rev-counter ahead of the driver and minor gauges grouped in the centre, established Jaguar's layout for years to come. Transmission options were either a four-speed manual or Borg-Warner automatic gearbox, and when equipped with the former a 3.4-litre Mk2 was a genuine 120mph car, with the automatic version not far behind.
    A desirable manual/overdrive-equipped example, this left-hand drive 3.4-litre Mk2 was purchased new in Switzerland by a Swiss diplomat, who kept the car until 1966 before selling it to the current vendor's father. The Jaguar remained in Switzerland until the current owner exported it to Italy in 2002, since when it has resided the southern part of that country. Restored circa 2006, the car is described by the vendor as in generally good condition (with very good upholstery), though in need of some cosmetic refreshment of the body, paintwork and interior wood. Offered with Italian libretto.
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Left-hand drive,1963 Jaguar Mk2 3.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 178942DN Engine no. KH8147-8
Left-hand drive,1963 Jaguar Mk2 3.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 178942DN Engine no. KH8147-8
Left-hand drive,1963 Jaguar Mk2 3.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 178942DN Engine no. KH8147-8
Left-hand drive,1963 Jaguar Mk2 3.4-Litre Saloon  Chassis no. 178942DN Engine no. KH8147-8
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