1961 Jaguar MK2 3.8

Guide Price: £18,000 to £22,000

Manufacturer:  Jaguar
First Registered:  1961
Model:  MK2 3.8
Registration No:  LFO 238
Mileometer:  48,891
Chassis No:  204420 DN
MOT:  None
Colour:  Blue

The Jaguar Mark 2 is a medium-sized saloon car built from late 1959 to 1967 by Jaguar in Coventry, England. Adhering to Sir William Lyons' maxim of "grace, pace and space", the Mark 2 was a fast and capable saloon. It came with either a 120 bhp 2,483 cc, 210 bhp 3,442 cc, or 220 bhp 3,781 cc Jaguar XK engine. The 3.8 is similar to the unit used in the 3.8 E-Type, having the same block, crank, connecting rods and pistons but different inlet manifold and carburation.

The Mark 2 gained a reputation as a capable car among criminals and law enforcement alike; the 3.8 Litre model being particularly fast with its 220 bhp engine driving the car from 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds and to a top speed of 125 mph, with enough room for five adults. Popular as getaway cars, they were also employed by the police to patrol British motorways.

This 3.8 example is presented in blue with beige leather interior. The vendor acquired the car in March 2006 and it has been kept in a dry garage for most of this time. It has been used very infrequently and has only covered roughly 4,000 miles during the vendor's ownership as he was working away for a number of years, and then has not been able to drive the car due to health reasons for the last four years.

The car features many upgrades including adjustable shock absorbers, all synchromesh gearbox, power lock rear axle, upgrade on brakes, full stainless steel exhaust, electric seats and windows, and an in car tool kit.

The car was subject to a restoration in the early 2000's, where it was completely stripped down, resprayed, the mechanicals overhauled, and the interior restored. It was completed to a high standard and the doors are said to shut with one finger. The vendor has also had lots of maintenance work carried out on the car during his ownership. Unfortunately most of the paperwork and bills for this work has been lost over the years.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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