Mon, 3rd Oct 2005 0:00

Syon House

 
  Lot 33
 
Lot 33 - 1962 Jaguar MK II 3.8 Litre

1962 Jaguar MK II 3.8 Litre

Sold for £15,975

(including buyers premium)


Lot details
Registration No: UN-REG
Chassis No: P218780 BW
Mot Expiry: None

For many the definitive Jaguar sports saloon, the MKII was introduced in 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 Salisbury rear axle and four-wheel disc brakes, the range-topping 3.8 boasted nearly seven times the horsepower of a Mini 850cc! 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 metallic gunmetal grey with beige leather upholstery, this particular left-hand drive example has been part of the collection since 1986. Reputedly first owned by a Dutch lawyer who used it solely on high days and holidays (fearing that so swish a car would give his clients the wrong impression), it is thought to have covered a minimal mileage prior to undergoing restoration during the 1980s. A former club concours trophy winner, it is now beginning to show some signs of ageing (lightly microblistered paintwork, slightly lifted wood veneers etc). Showing a mere 01554 miles on its odometer (which may or may not represent the total covered since refurbishment), potential purchasers should note that it appears to have undergone a conversion from automatic to manual plus overdrive transmission at some stage in the past.
 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Syon House, Mon, 3rd Oct 2005

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