One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178

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One private owner from new, concours restoration, 1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon
Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178

US$ 115,000 - 120,000
£ 86,000 - 90,000
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One private owner from new, concours restoration
1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon
Chassis no. 1J80048DN
Engine no. 7J503178
* 3,442cc in-line six-cylinder
* 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive
* Original Southern California delivery
* One private owner from new
* Restored to show standard
* Stunning example of Jaguar's Sports Saloon

Introduced in September 1967, the 2.4-liter 240 and 3.4-liter 340 were the ultimate developments of its immensely successful Jaguar MkII 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-liter Mk2 predecessor, gaining a more powerful version of the classic six-cylinder XK engine. The latter was fitted with a 4.2-liter-type straight-port cylinder head, twin SU carburetors and a dual exhaust system. The result was an increase in maximum power from 120 to 133bhp and a significant improvement in performance; top speed increasing from 96 to 106mph and the 0-60mph time being cut to 12.5 seconds. Tested by Autosport magazine in 1968, an overdrive-equipped 340 reached 124mph, a figure only marginally bettered by the deleted 3.8-liter 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 considered one of the rarest of the Jaguar Mk2 family. Adhering to William Lyons' maxim of "grace, pace and space", the 340 was a beautiful, fast and capable saloon car.

Having lived in Southern California all of its life, this was a matching numbers, rust-free example with original California black plates when restored to show/driver standard by marque specialists, this work being fully documented and with no expense spared. It has its original 4 speed with overdrive. The Jaguar was stripped back to bare metal and was ground up restored. The metalwork finished and leaded. The body was fitted, then prepared for primer, sealer, base and clear coats of paint in its original color combination, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. A new windshield and door glass were fitted and the chrome re-plated. Mechanically the car has been completely gone through, with the engine, gearbox and the rear suspension was rebuilt. All other systems, including the electrics, hydraulics, cooling and fuel have all been either restored or replaced, with all new rubbers and a new wiring loom. The car has also received a new correct exhaust system, new battery, the gas tank has been epoxy sealed and the radiator has been restored. A new interior in the correct factory materials was fitted and the Jaguar has traveled less than 100 test miles since the restoration. Ready to show or drive, the car is accompanied by a DVD of the restoration process. It also includes all the receipts of the ownership history and its original jack, knock off hammer, and tools. There is probably not a better one for sale in the world today.

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One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
One private owner from new, concours restoration,1967 Jaguar 340 Sports Saloon  Chassis no. 1J80048DN Engine no. 7J503178
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