The Mk 2 Jaguar was introduced in 1959. It came with a 2.4, 3.4 or 3.8 litre XK engine. The car was re-engineered above the waistline, slender front pillars allowed a wider windscreen and the rear window almost wrapped around to the enlarged side windows. The radiator grille was larger, side, tail and fog lamps repositioned. Inside a new heating system was fitted. There was an improved instrument layout that became standard for all Jaguar cars until the XJ Series II. From its introduction the Jaguar MkII developed a strong following in many walks of life. With wonderful styling and a race-bred engine and four-wheel disc brakes, the ability to carry five passengers at great speed, the car proved to be a great success.
This is an early Jaguar Mk II 3.4 Automatic, finished in Carmen Red with a restored red leather interior. The car was exported to Australia in 1960 and brought back to England in 1991 with accompanying paperwork. The car has been owned from 1992 by the present owner to 2020, therefore would seem to have had two owners throughout its life, and there is a declaration by the second owner that it has covered less than 100 miles in 16 years. There is a build sheet from Browns Lane showing the car has matching numbers.
The engine and automatic gearbox were rebuilt in 2004 with accompanying paperwork. There are two files of paperwork showing the engine and gearbox rebuild, as well as general maintenance and parts purchases. The car starts easily on the auto choke and settles after a few minutes to an even idle. Water temperature is good due to its re-cored radiator, and the oil pressure good as well. The car runs on unleaded petrol, the head being converted during the engine rebuild, and is itemised in the rebuild history. The DG gearbox changes up and down well and affords a fair turn of speed. There is a fuel pump isolator in the boot, and a battery isolator under the bonnet. The electrical system has been converted to negative earth. The vehicle now sits on virtually new painted wire wheel with new hubs and spinners, has had an oil and filter change, a carburettor overhaul and now starts and runs perfectly. The gearbox had an oil top up, as a result of not having covered more than 120 miles since the engine and box rebuild in 2004, and gear changes are now virtually seamless.Whilst in the garage, on a 4 poster, the underneath was inspected and found to be in virtually mint condition, as now shown in the pictures. The rear section of the exhaust is stainless steel.
The car - given the above- has just passed an MOT which is valid until November 12 2021 - with no advisories. The car also comes with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate
Overall, although not concourse, an interesting and collectible example of the marque.
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