Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00
The 2.4 saloon of 1955 had been a major step for Jaguar, marking as it did the change from a coach built chassis to one of unitary construction, it was a necessary move, however, Jaguar being aware that there was a strong market for a more compact saloon than the big Mk IX. Powered by a 2,482cc version of the superb twin camshaft, straight six cylinder XK engine first seen in the XK120 (which had already seen four Le Mans victories), the 2.4 offered luxury, performance and value for money. Using coil spring/wishbone front and semi-elliptic spring rear suspension, it possessed fine road manners and proved a great success, both on and off the track, particularly when the Mk I, as it subsequently became known, became available with the 3.4 litre engine in February 1957.