Lot details Registration No: KNF543F Chassis No: PJS1888 Mot Expiry: April 2008
Last evolution of the iconic Jaguar MK2 line, the revised 240 and 340 models were introduced for the 1967 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 216lbft of torque. Reputedly capable of over 120mph, the 'baby' 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.
Finished in blue with red leather upholstery, this particular example is described by the vendor as being in "very good" condition with regard to its engine, four-speed manual plus overdrive gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, chassis, bodywork, paintwork and wheels / tyres. Beginning life as a 340 (or so its quoted chassis number would imply), 'KNF 543F' is thought to have been converted to 'big bumper' specification as part of the professional restoration that it underwent in 2001. Reportedly carried out "at great expense and to show standard", the work is further understood to have seen the four-door saloon benefit from the fitting of a power steering rack and Pioneer stereo system. Said to have covered approximately 8,000 miles since its refurbishment was completed, this gorgeous Jaguar marries the mechanical sophistication / rarity of a 340 with the aesthetic appeal of an earlier MK2 3.4 litre. Indeed, the seller states that it would be "hard to imagine a better restored example in this price range". Worthy of close inspection (if only so that potential purchasers can satisfy themselves as to the veracity of such a claim), 'KNF 543F' is offered for sale with MOT certificate valid until April 2008.