15th Mar, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
  Lot 17
 

1966 Jaguar MkII 3.8
Desirable 3.8 Litre with manual overdrive gearbox

Sold for £19,406

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: KUD 600D
Chassis No: 234791DN
MOT: August 2023

  • Desirable 3.8 Litre with the manual overdrive gearbox
  • Previous ownership from 1995 to 2022
  • Older full body, engine and brake overhaul
  • Recent expenditure of c.£8.500 on engine and brakes
  • Extensive documented history of works completed

For many, the definitive Jaguar sports saloon, the MkII was introduced in October 1959. A peerless blend of elegance and muscularity, its sleek lines clothed an evolution of the Coventry marque's first monocoque design. Powered by derivatives of the same XK DOHC 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.

‘KUD 600D’ is a 3.8 Litre Jaguar MkII Saloon that was first registered on the 1st of November 1966. Finished in a Metallic Dark Blue with a Black leather interior, this car is fitted with the desirable manual gearbox and overdrive. Having been owned by the previous owner's family from 1995 to 2022, this MkII has been the subject of much expenditure by the current and previous custodians. While under the ownership of a Mr Lazarowicz, the car completed a major overhaul by Southern Classics in July 1993, costing £8,395 and had a stainless steel exhaust fitted at a cost of £732. In 1994 it received a complete respray in Metallic Dark Blue. The previous owners have upgraded the car with XJ6 power steering, a Kenlowe fan, larger carburettors, a louvered bonnet, upgraded front & rear brakes, and a fuel catalyst conversion. It has an older refurbished Black leather interior, a Moto Lita wooden steering wheel, a stainless steel exhaust and knock-off wire wheels. Over the last 12 months, a further £8,500 has been lavished on engine and brake overhauls. It comes with a sheaf of invoices, correspondence, old V5s, MOTs and Tax Discs, a full photographic record of the engine, brake and body overhaul, a tool kit and original Workshop & Maintenance Manuals. As the car has mostly been kept in storage for the last twelve months, it may require some light recommissioning before use.

For more information, please contact:
Julian Pinkster
julian.pinkster@handh.co.uk
07889 223 904

 

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

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