15th Mar, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
Lot 107
 

1968 Jaguar 340
Highly original with just 54,500 recorded miles


Lot details

Registration No: PEA 130F
Chassis No: 1J51297DN
MOT: Exempt

  • Supplied new by Dartmouth Garage of West Bromwich (complete with dealer sticker and rear number plate)
  • Repainted in its original Cream but never restored, with factory panel gaps and easy shutting doors etc
  • Uprated with Jaguar XJ6 power steering and subject to much past mechanical fettling
  • Pleasingly retains its original Black upholstery and wood veneers etc
  • Straight port cylinder head, four-speed all synchromesh gearbox with overdrive

Last evolution of the MkII line, the revised 240 and 340 models were introduced for the 1968 model year. Visually distinguished by their new slimline front and rear bumpers, they also benefited from sundry hidden changes such as the adoption of the E-type's straight port cylinder head design. Fitted with twin SU carburettors, the 340 model's 3442cc DOHC straight-six was quoted as developing some 210bhp and 215lbft of torque. Reputedly capable of 120mph in manual guise, the 'compact' Jaguar also boasted four-wheel disc brakes (a defining feature of the entire MkII range from 1959 onwards). Short-lived, just 2,265 right-hand drive specification 340s are thought to have been made.

Still bearing the rear window sticker and number plate fitted by its supplying dealer Dartmouth Garage of West Bromwich, ‘PEA 130F’ is understood to have covered just 54,500 miles from new. A figure which is at least partially substantiated by old MOT certificates dating back to February 1978 at 29,750 miles and bills of sale from 1989 (32,040 miles) and 1996 (32,908 miles). Thought to have belonged to Horace Langford, Monica Rees, Richard Moser and Jack Anziani prior to being acquired by its present registered keeper, the 340 appears to pleasingly retain its original Black upholstery, wood veneers and even pedal rubbers. Entrusted to Jaguar specialist Marcus Barclay during 1998 for attention to its suspension, brakes and overdrive plus the fitment of power steering, the Saloon has never been allowed to deteriorate to the point of needing restoration. Renewed many years ago, the Cream paintwork is micro-blistered in places but the panel gaps are factory correct. The doors are notably easy to open and close, while the spare wheel well contains an almost complete tool kit. Treated to a carburettor overhaul in 2019, the 3.4 litre straight-six started readily and ran well during our recent photography session. Offered for sale with original owner’s wallet / handbook, V5C registration document and history file.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
damian.jones@handh.co.uk
07855 493737

 

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Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 15th Mar, 2023

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