Lot 5 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th March 2020)
Registration No: RHE 11G
Chassis No: 1J3919DN
MOT: March 2021
This RHD home market matching numbers car is fitted with Coopercraft brakes and overdrive. The mileage recorded is c.87,000. Finished in red with black interior, it has been subject to bare metal respray, whilst bills on file total some £17,000 for past restoration work. Offered with a large history file with invoices and a photographic record, it is accompanied by an MoT to February 2021.
In the Autumn of 1967, the MkII range - less the discontinued 3.8 - morphed into the interim 240 and 340 models intended to bridge the gap prior to the launch of the XJ6 in September 1968. The 240 continued as a budget model until April 1969; its price of £1364 being only £20 more expensive than the first 2.4 in 1956. Output was increased from 120 bhp at 5,750 rpm to 133 bhp at 5,500 rpm and torque was increased. There was a slight reshaping of the rear body and slimmer bumpers with over-riders were fitted. The economies of the new models included replacement of leather upholstery with Ambla and tufted carpet on the floor.