"The lineage of the Mk. II can be directly traced back to its predecessor, the 2.4 saloon, or Mk. I as it would become known in later years. This sporting saloon, designed to fill the gap in Jaguar's range between the XK sports and voluminous Mk. VII, entered the market in 1956. Power came from the legendary XK straight-six, twin-cam, engine in 2483cc form. The 2.4 was notable as being a complete break away from the previous designs of (Sir) William Lyons and Company and was their first foray into the modern world of monocoque construction. Traditional Jaguar buyers would not feel alienated by the new offering from Coventry however, as the interior was up to their usual standards, with leather and walnut being the order of the day. Rather than introduce a completely brand new car, Jaguar successfully re-designed the car from stem to stern, and the Mk. II was born, debuting in 1959. The chunky windscreen pillars of the early car were replaced by slimmer offerings giving a much airier cabin, which both improved the styling and freshened up the design for the new decade. The car developed over the years with engine size increasing to 3.4 litre and 3.8 litre.
This Jaguar Mk. II presents in very good order throughout. The burgundy coachwork is of a good quality with a deep rich shine. The beige leather trim is unmarked and the all-important woodwork is in great order. Press the button to fire up the 3442cc engine and this car bursts into life immediately and appears to run well with no adverse noises. We are advised this handsome Jaguar drives with no known faults. Supplied with the non-transferrable registration plate of 8 VKK, a V5C registration document, this Jaguar Mk. II 3.4 offers ample prestige, great comfort and loads of fun.
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