1964 Jaguar MK X

Sold: £10,890

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Manufacturer:  Jaguar
First Registered:  1964
Model:  MK X
Registration No:  CBU 157B
Mileometer:  69,000
Chassis No:  308106BW
MOT:  Not Required
Colour:  Green

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 Jaguar MKX 3.8 is a garage find with genuine 69,000 miles on the clock. The son of the registered keeper has advised that, to his knowledge, his father owned the car from a year old or possibly even new. It comes with the original book pack, service book (which is well documented), and boxes of various bills and history for work that he has carried out on the car in the last 50 years of ownership. It was last MOT'd from 2014 to 2015 when it was said to be running very well. With a little bit of attention there is no reason why it shouldn't fire up again. 

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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