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1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre)

Sale price: £40,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Jaguar
Year: 1961
Type: standard car
Mileage: 2,749
Transmission: manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre) for sale

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  •  1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre)
  •  1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre)
  •  1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre)
  •  1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre)
  •  1961 Jaguar Mk. II Saloon (3.8 litre)

For sale by auction on Saturday 01 June 2013 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170 or 07733290120
The Jaguar Mk. II was a medium sized saloon built from 1959 to
1967 as a successor to the 2. 4 and 3. 4 litre models. The Mk. II was
handsome. powerful and good handling saloon which was offered with
a choice of three six cylinder twin cam engines; 2. 4 litre. br/>3. 4 litre or 3. 8 litre. After the appreciation of the MK. I. br/>Jaguar's successor was well received thus making a good car even
better. Similar in appearance but with a bigger glass area. br/>it boasted a wider track to improve road holding together with
minor front suspension changes to reduce body roll and fitted with
the new Dunlop disc brakes all-round rather than drum brakes. The
210bhp 3. 4 litre engine variant proved to be the most popular. br/>offering the best compromise between performance and economy.
Naturally. the performance was excellent and the Mk. 2 has enjoyed
great success on the track and can still be a very competitive
historic race car. Raced by all the top drivers of the day
including Graham Hill. Roy Salvadori and Michael Parkes. the Mk. II
scored victories throughout saloon car races in the 60's and was
also raced across Europe in the Tour De France and Monte Carlo
rally. The car also gained a reputation as a capable 'getaway car'
among the criminal underworld. The Mk. 2 had seating for five
adults and in 3. 8 litre specification. could outrun almost any
other car on the road.

This fabulous example fitted with a manual gearbox and overdrive
was dispatched by Jaguar cars on the 6th July 1962 and
first registered to Dr. N. Violle of Kingston upon Hull. At some
point in the car's life it was exported to Australia. returning to
the UK in a rust free condition in 2003 by Ken Jenkins of Jaguar
Enthusiasts Club fame. The vendor purchased the car from him in
2009 as a restoration project. He then commissioned the well known
Jaguar Mk. 2 specialists. Flying Car Engineering. to carry out a
total 'nut and bolt' restoration which took two years. During
this time. the body shell was dismantled and sent to Surface
Processing (SPL) Limited for stripping and electrophoretic
immersion coating with zinc phosphate for the ultimate rust
protection. the car was then repainted in the original Jaguar
colour of Indigo Blue with the underside finished in the body
colour and stone chipped as originally specified. The interior was
retrimmed in the correct Jaguar red to the highest standard by
Suffolk & Turley Coachtrimmers. with fine attention to detail
including the fitting of rare. correct front Reuters seats.
Mechanically. the engine. gearbox and rear axle were rebuilt along
with all the ancillary equipment. the petrol tank was replaced and
the car rewired. As far as possible the restoration has been
carried out to original specification but the following
modifications have been made for modern road use; Vicarage power
assisted steering. Kenlowe fan. uprated heater matrix. electronic
ignition and a 1965. all synchromesh. gearbox. Supplied with a V5C
registration document. new MoT test certificate. Heritage
certificate and a complete photographic record of the restoration.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a Jaguar Mk. 2 in concours
condition which has covered less than 3. 00 miles since the
restoration.

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