1962 Jaguar MK IIMark 2 3.4 Saloon
Year of manufacture1962
£30,000 - £35,000
Please note that this lot will need to be collected in Chobham, U.K.
Introduced in 1959, Jaguar’s Mark 2 was big step up over the Mark I. It offered revised front suspension geometry, a widened rear track, and four-wheel disc brakes. Ergonomic improvements were achieved by increasing the cabin glass area by almost 20%, whilst narrower front and central body pillars gave the car a more refined appearance.
Completed by Jaguar on July 12, 1962 and sold new through JR Inwand’s dealership in Ruislip, Middlesex, it was originally finished in Opalescent Silver Blue with a dark blue interior and built to right hand drive specifications. Its first owner was Air Vice Marshal GP Chamberlin of Stanmore. Fitted with the 3.4-litre inline six-cylinder engine, this engine was derived from Jaguar’s iconic XK 120 and produced 210 bhp at 5,500 rpm. Performance was more than adequate for its day and the car could hit 60 mph from a standstill in 11.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 120 mph.
Purchased by the consignor in 2013, the car is presently finished in red over tan leather, which suits its sporting character. Fitted with a four-speed manual transmission, this would surely provide lots of fun for an enthusiast looking for a classic to enjoy on extended trips with a family of four.
Please note that this lot is currently on display at CARS in Chobham at Alpha 319 Chobham Business Centre, Chertsey Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8JB and can be viewed on appointment on Thursday October 29th and Friday October 30th between 9am and 5pm. Please contact our office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 or email Britta Buchmann at [email protected] to secure your appointment. Should you want more information on this lot, feel free to email [email protected] view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf20.