1960 Jaguar Mk II 3.8 LitreSOLD

Extensive restoration during 1990s

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Registration No: RFF 820 Engine No: CC: 3800 Colour: White Trim Colour: Red MOT: Aug 2010

Reference Number 53864

as of 10/9/2009

Overview
Car 1960 Jaguar Mk II 3.8 Litre
VIN P213848BW 
Mileage 3,605 miles 
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Known History

For many the definitive Jaguar sports saloon, the MKII was introduced in October 1959. A peerless blend of elegance and muscularity, its super sleek shape clothed an evolution of the Coventry marque's first monocoque design that had been introduced in 1955. Powered by derivatives of the same XK twin overhead-cam straight-six engine that had swept Jaguar to five Le Mans victories, the MKII was quick to dominate contemporary saloon car racing. Equipped with coil-and-wishbone independent front suspension, a leaf-sprung Salisbury rear axle and servo-assisted four-wheel disc brakes, the range-topping 3.8 boasted nearly seven times the horsepower of a Mini 850 and a 126mph top speed. Blessed with one of the all time great automotive interiors, its stylish instrumentation, rich wood veneers and sumptuous leather upholstery all conspired to cosset and cocoon occupants.

 

Finished in Old English White with red leather upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "excellent" condition with regard to its engine, four-speed manual plus overdrive gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, bodywork and paintwork. Reportedly changed from left- to right-hand drive specification as part of a `ground up' restoration that was completed in 1996 at a rumoured cost of £60,000, `RFF 820' is further understood to have formed part of Penzance resident Ken Jones's imposing Jaguar collection. Stated to have covered less than 4,000 miles since its 1990s refurbishment was completed, work carried out during the current ownership has included a switch from automatic to manual / overdrive transmission and thus the fitting of a new clutch and lightened flywheel etc. Said to be "a very reliable car that will keep up in modern traffic", the Jaguar has the further benefits of "very straight panelwork" and a full-length sunroof. Worthy of close inspection, this pampered MKII is offered for sale with extensive restoration bills / invoices and MOT certificate valid until August 2010.