Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

We are so used to the deservedly popular Jaguar Mk 2s of the Sixties that one can easily forget that the car''s basic ancestry went back to the retrospectively named Mk 1 of 1956. We have forgotten the very real impact this model made on its initial announcement. To begin with, it marked the beginning of a third product range for the company, widening both its commercial base and its popular appeal. Up to that time Jaguar had made only sports cars and large, expensive - albeit value for money - saloons. The company now boasted an entry level model in this more compact and modern saloon. Technically, the new car was significant in adopting unitary construction. However, the company played safe and the structure was massively over engineered and as a result it is of fa