30th Nov, 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Lot 89

1968 Jaguar 240
Subject to an extensive restoration

Sold for £30,375

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: VBP 240F
Chassis No: 1J2551
MOT: January 2023

  • Subject to bare metal repaint with the mechanicals, running gear and engine being overhauled
  • Accompanied by comprehensive receipts and restoration photographs
  • Offered with V5c and Heritage Certificate and a low ownership example

In the Autumn of 1967, the MkII range - less the discontinued 3.8 - morphed into the interim 240 and 340 models intended to bridge the gap before the launch of the XJ6 in September 1968. The 240 continued as a budget model until April 1969; its price of £1,364 being only £20 more expensive than the first 2.4 in 1956. Output was increased from 120bhp at 5,750rpm to 133bhp at 5,500rpm and torque was increased.

Being one of the last evolutions of the MkII line (the revised 240 and 340 models were introduced for the 1968 model year), this 240 (Straight 6) example has the visually distinguishable ‘new for 1968’ slimline front and rear bumpers and also the benefits from the sundry hidden changes such as the adoption of the E-type's straight port cylinder head design.

Supplied new to a Mr Frank Clark via Boxall Collins Ltd ‘VBP 240F’ is finished in its original Cream paintwork with a Black interior, the clean lines were noticeably classical but still welcomed in 1968 and this example has been the subject of an extensive restoration that shows off the curves and elegance to their fullest extent.

The sale is accompanied by comprehensive receipts and restoration photographs from various stages of the detailed restoration work. As part of the work, the car was taken down to bare metal before being painted with the mechanicals, running gear and engine having also been overhauled. The interior has also been retrimmed in Black and the brakes have been overhauled. A manual without overdrive model the 240 still has its original logbook and bill of sale present, along with the service history book (up to 1982). The present mileage of c.28,283 represents mileage since the speedo change at 42,216 miles. Offered with V5c and Heritage Certificate this low ownership example is currently described by the vendor as ‘Excellent’ in regards to the paintwork, bodywork, interior, engine and gearbox.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 30th Nov, 2022

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