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 manual overdrive example is presented in blue with beige leather interior. The V5 shows that it is a 3 long-term owner car, with the first having the car for 33 years, and the following two for 11 years each. During the past 11 years it has been kept in a dry garage for most of this time, and it has been used very infrequently, only covering roughly 4,000 miles.
The car features many upgrades including adjustable shock absorbers, all synchromesh gearbox, power lock rear axle (limited slip differential), upgraded front and rear brakes, full stainless steel exhaust, electric seats and windows, a very rare heated rear window, and a full tool kit. It is also fitted with period Power Assisted Steering which is very useful at low speeds.
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 with the panels and doors fitting very well. The car has been very well maintained since the restoration, and is in very good condition.