1963 Jaguar MK X

Sold: £10,560

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Manufacturer:  Jaguar
First Registered:  1963
Model:  MK X
Registration No:  DMX 867A
Mileometer:  16,750
Chassis No:  303876BW
MOT:  May 2019
Colour:  Gold

The Jaguar MK X's new style, four headlamps set into rounded front wings with a vaned grill, first appeared in 1961. From its introduction in mid-October 1961 the Mark X was the first Jaguar saloon to feature independent rear suspension. The car initially featured a 3,781 cc version of Jaguar's XK in-line six-cylinder engine, but for the London Motor Show in October 1964 the enlarged 4,235 cc unit took over. Triple SU carburettors were fitted, and transmission options were manual or automatic.

The arrival of the 4.2-litre power unit coincided with the introduction of a newly developed all-synchromesh four-speed gear box. Many domestic market cars and almost all export cars left the factory with a Borg Warner automatic gear-box. The 4.2-litre engine's introduction was also marked by a transmission upgrade for the automatic cars, which saw an upgrade of the Borg Warner transmission from a DG to a Type-8 unit. The power train was completed by a Thornton Powr-Lok limited-slip differential. Stopping power for this heavy car came from power-assisted disc-brakes on all four wheels. Power-assisted steering was standard on all the later 4.2 cars.

This example is a Jaguar MK X 3.8 auto with speed hold that was registered in April 1963 in North London. The car is presented in Golden Sand metallic with maroon leather interior, it was resprayed before the vendor purchased it and still looks good. The chrome work is very good except the door handles and boot plinth that would really need rechroming. The vendor has owned this car for nearly 2 years and it is only showing a total of 3 owners including him. This car was off the road since before 1980 and there is a DVLA screen shot to confirm this. It has now been made road worthy and has since passed an MOT twice.

The car has had a complete new stainless exhaust fitted and runs well with good oil pressure. A new radiator was installed so car runs nice and cool, so a nice survivor and getting rare. The interior is maroon leather, which is described as not bad but could do with a clean and hide food. The headlining is ok, although the driver’s sun visor is missing, and the woodwork, although not rotten, could do with stripping and re-varnishing to make really nice. There is an 8 track player fitted but it does not work. The boot contains a jack spare wheel and the factory tool kit also some 8 track tapes.

Interesting to note that there is the hand book and warranty card signed by a Mr Reginald Kray, and although the car was never registered in his name, there is also further documentation to back up that there is a connection with the Krays, which will go with the car when sold. This car was also a feature in a car magazine on its restoration by the previous owner.

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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