The Mk 2 Jaguar, introduced in 1959, was a fast and capable saloon. It came with a 2.4, 3.4 or 3.8 litre XK engine. The 3.4 Litre and 3.8 Litre cars were fitted with twin SU HD6 carburettors and the 2.4 Litre with twin Solex carburettors. Compared to the Mark 1, the appearance of the car was transformed by an increase of 18% in cabin glass area. 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 amended and larger side, tail and fog lamps repositioned. Inside a new heating system was fitted with ducted air to the rear compartment. 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.
The 1961 Jaguar MK II 3.8 offered here is the much sought after manual with overdrive variant. The car is a recent South African import, with all duties paid and UK registration being applied for. The car does not have much history but does have an in house worksheet from British Sports Cars (Africa) showing a comprehensive rebuild which includes, bodywork, paint, re-trim in leather, new headlining, re chrome of bright work, engine rebuild, new clutch, service gearbox and overdrive, complete brake refurbishment and much more.
The opalescent maroon paintwork is very bright and works well with the Tan leather interior. The chrome wire wheels are good, the engine runs well with excellent oil pressure, and the car is very sound with no rust apparent as you would expect coming from South Africa.
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