1960 Jaguar MK II

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    200675DN
  • Engine number 
    LA.31359
  • Lot number 
    444
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior brand colour 
    Tan
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: ??45000 - ??55000.  
- Very desirable, right-hand drive, 3.8-litre manual car with overdrive
- Recipient of a body and interior restoration in the early 2000s 
- Supplied with a host of invoices, UK V5c and photo album
- This is a beautiful car in Metallic Burgundy with a stunning tan leather interior
 Rarely do cars given a facelift look as good as the models they are intended to replace, but with the Mk2, Jaguar put paid to that particular theory. William Lyons, whilst not a trained draughtsman, was a bit more hands-on than most men in his position when it came to the final design of his beloved Jaguars. At one point the team in the drawing office developing the later XJS, were left 'twiddling their thumbs' until Sir William was happy with the rear-end and it wasn't until Stan Keyworth managed to scrounge a Ferrari Dino 246GT and dropped it up to the Lyons family home on Gibbet Hill that the matter was resolved. The car was parked outside the bay window of the breakfast room for Sir William to stare at and 'Hey Presto' the back of the XJS came into being (have a look at a Dino and an early XJS). And so it was with the Mk2, which was altogether a more modern and stylish car with a brighter interior and more balanced looks that most of us still admire. The 3.4 and 3.8 were the super-saloons of their day with the 3.8 being the fastest saloon in the world at the time. The Jaguar Mk2 saloon was voted 'Car of the Year' when launched in 1959 and would form the mainstay of Jaguar's saloon production until 1967. Offered here is a right-hand drive Jaguar Mk2 3.8 with a manual gearbox and overdrive, the most sought-after combination, first registered in the UK on 07/04/60. In 2000, it was the recipient of a comprehensive body and trim restoration, the result of which still looks superb. There are invoices in the file for parts alone from XK Engineering totalling more £7,500, while the works were carried out by Somerset-based company, Auto Refinishers who agreed £12,000 to complete the refurbishment.The car is finished in Metallic Burgundy whilst the interior has been beautifully trimmed in tan leather. The veneered dashboard and door cappings are finished to a high standard adding to the general ambience of the cabin and making it a very nice place to be. The shut lines look good overall and the car sits on wire wheels. The fact it still looks as smart as it does after being restored some 17 years ago is a testament to the high standards of workmanship at the time.Supplied with a UK V5c, an album of photos from the refurbishment work and a host of invoices, this Mk2 3.8 is presented in excellent condition throughout and is showing no signs of being an older restoration. With the prices of E-types continuing to amaze, these Mk2 3.8s are becoming more and more desirable.