Property of a deceased's estate c.1967 Jaguar 340 Automatic Sports Saloon Registration no. TME 674F Chassis no. 1J51077BW
Introduced in September 1967, the 2.4-litre 240 and 3.4-litre 340 were the ultimate developments of the immensely successful Jaguar Mk2 sports saloon, which had set the standard for the class throughout its entire production life and today remains highly prized by enthusiasts. Intended as new base models, the pair were barely distinguishable from each other and differed from the final Mk2s by virtue of their Ambla upholstery (leather was now an option), slimmer bumpers, and the absence of built-in fog lamps. Only the 240 differed significantly from its 2.4-litre Mk2 predecessor, gaining a more-powerful version of the classic six-cylinder XK engine. The latter was fitted with a 4.2-litre-type straight-port cylinder head, twin SU carburettors, and a dual exhaust system. The result was an increase in maximum power from 120 to 133bhp and a big improvement in performance. Tested by Autosport magazine in 1968, an overdrive-equipped Jaguar 340 reached 124mph, a figure only bettered marginally by the deleted 3.8-litre Mk2. Although the 240 lasted - briefly - into the XJ6 era, the 340 was axed on the latter's introduction in September 1968 and is thus one of the rarest of the Jaguar Mk2 family.
Offered for restoration, this 'barn find' 340 has been stored for circa 30 years and is sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this Lot.