This impressive Jaguar is a fully race prepared Mark II that has been successfully campaigned over the last 6 years, initially by Chris Scragg, with support by M&C Wilkinson, and latterly by our own racing team.
Constructed in 1965, this Jaguar is an original RHD car that was originally fitted with a 3.4 Litre engine. It led an unremarkable life for the first 20 years or so until it was acquired by Michael Wilkinson, proprietor of the famous M&C Wilkinson race preparation and support business. Michael kept the car for a further 20 years until he sold it to the racing driver Chris Scragg, who had M&C Wilkinson re-build the car at enormous cost into a fabulous historic racer. Scragg entered the car into the Masters Historic racing series. Scragg and the MKII, now uprated to 3.8 Litres, proved a potent combination with the pair ending up class or outright winners in almost every event they entered. The car competed at most of the major UK circuits throughout 2011 and took outright victory in the Top Hat Master Series at Snetterton in October 2011.
Following Scragg’s successes in 2011, the car was put up for sale and purchased by ourselves who undertook a thorough overhaul in anticipation of further competitive appearances. This work involved a full mechanical strip down including a no-expense-spared rebuild of the engine, gearbox, suspension and back axle. A new dashboard was designed and fitted along with a replacement wiring loom, programmable ignition system, additional spot lights (for night endurance racing), Ohlins shock absorbers, overhauled 2 inch HD8 carburettors and oil coolers for the gearbox and axle. In this highly developed form the car ran with success at the Nurburgring in 2012 and 2013 as well as competing in the prestigious Spa 6 Hour Race in 2015. Most recently the Jaguar has successfully competed at the 2017 Bernina Gran Turismo Hill Climb in Switzerland.
Offered in fully race-prepared condition and eligible for many of the world’s major historic events it provides a wonderful opportunity to acquire an incredibly potent racing Jaguar.