1960 Jaguar MK II

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Mileage 
    6 818 mi / 10 973 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    267
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

"The Jaguar Mk. II is a medium sized saloon car built between 1959 and 1967 in Coventry as successors to the Jaguar 2.4 litre and 3.4 litre models manufactured between 1957 and 1959. These retrospectively became known as the Jaguar Mk. I following the release of the Mk. II in 1959. Adhering to Sir William Lyons' maxim of ‘grace, pace and space’, the Jaguar Mk. II was a beautiful, fast and capable saloon. It also gained a reputation as a capable car among criminals and law enforcement alike; the 3.8 litre model being particularly fast with its 220bhp engine giving a standing start of 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds and to a top speed of 125mph. With enough room for five adults, they were also employed by the Police to patrol British motorways.
This early Jaguar Mk. II is lefthand drive and in need of a full restoration. The bodywork appears to be relatively rust free although the black paintwork will need refreshing. The engine starts and sounds fine although the automatic choke system appears not to be working. The gearbox appears to be working as it should although it must be stressed the car has only be driven very short distances. The door cards are off the car but are in the boot, some of the wood has also been removed but is also present with the car; it appears everything is with the car ready for restoration. Offered for sale without reserve."