1965 Jaguar Mk II 3.8 LItreSOLD
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Estimate: £14000 - £18000

Sold: £14370

The 2.4 saloon of 1955 had been a major step for Jaguar, marking as it did the change from a coachbuilt chassis to one of unitary construction; it was a necessary move, however, Jaguar being well aware that there was a strong market for a more compact saloon than the big Mk IX. Powered by a 2,482cc version of the superb twin cam straight six XK engine first seen in the XK120 (which had already achieved four Le Mans victories), the 2.4 offered luxury, performance and value for money. Using coil spring/wishbone front and semi-elliptic spring rear suspension, it possessed fine road manners and proved a great success, both on and off the track, particularly when the Mk I, as it subsequently became known, became available with the 3.4 litre engine in February 1957. It was in October 1959 that the Mk II version appeared, making a good car even better. Similar in appearance but with a much larger glass area, it boasted a wider rear track to improve roadholding together with minor front suspension changes to reduce body roll and all round disc rather than drum brakes. Engine options included the 120bhp 2.4 litre, the 210bhp 3.4 litre and, for the first time the 220bhp 3,781cc unit of the Mk IX. Naturally performance was excellent, respective figures for maximum speed and 0-60mph being 101mph/13.1 seconds, 121mph/9.5 seconds and 125/8.5 seconds

The elegant Jaguar Mk. II on offer here is presented in good condition and equipped with the automatic Borg Warner transmission. Having resided for many years in a German collection, the car is finished in a handsome shade of grey with a re-trimed light grey leather interior. These late 3.8 litre cars are among the most desirable of all MK IIs; with EU Paperwork the car is easy to re-register for UK use and will provide truly rewarding motoring.

Reference Number 39584

as of 2/27/2009

Car 1965 Jaguar Mk II 3.8 LItre
VIN 233744 BW