Wed, 10th Jun 2009 13:15

The Pavilion Gardens

  Lot 27

1963 Jaguar MK II 3.8 Litre

Sold for £11,250

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: 6366 ED
Chassis No: 2313510
Mot Expiry: Feb 2010

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. 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.

Finished in Dark Green with Tan leather upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "good" condition with regard to its 3.8 litre engine, four-speed manual plus overdrive gearbox, electrical equipment and paintwork (while, he rates the interior trim as "very good" and the coachwork as "excellent"). Issued with the distinctive registration number '6366 ED' by Warrington Council on 25th October 1963, or so the DVLA's online vehicle enquiry service would imply, the Jaguar has been in the current ownership for the last sixteen years or so. Sporting a new exhaust and Coombs-style rear wheelarches, the MKII is understood to have covered a comparatively small mileage since being treated to an engine overhaul some five years ago. While, other work has seen the sports saloon benefit from recovered front seats and new tyres all round. Looking pleasingly understated on its steel wheels, this handsome MKII is offered for sale with MOT certificate valid until February 2010 and historic class (free) road tax.


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