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Jaguar : Other MK 2

Sale price: $25,300.00 make an offer
Last update: 02.12.2014

Car location: United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: Other
Year: 1961
Type: Sedan
Color: British Racing Green
Mileage: 118,414
Engine: 3.8L
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Safety Features: 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Trim: MK 2 MK II
Interior Color: Green
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Jaguar : Other MK 2 for sale

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  • Jaguar : Other MK 2

1961 Jaguar MK 2 3. 8L Sedan

British Racing Green / Green Interior

Survivor / Original

One Repaint / Partial Interior Restore

Mechanically Restored/Excellent
Low Miles

Chassis #P 217288BW
Body #S-012761

Engine #LB3902-8
Auto Trans #JBC9568

(Two Owners-Last Owner 30 Years)


Automatic Transmission


Owners Manual. Warranty Card. Service Manuals. etc
(warranty card does not match to serial # of this car)

There are a lot of pictures linked to this ad through my Photobucket Account.   Sometimes. if you have a slow connection or older computer and can take some time for all the pictures to load.   If you want to really blow up the pictures and look at all the detail it may be easiest to go directly to my Photobucket account directly at this link:

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One of the world's most beautiful and elegant cars. the classic 1961 Jaguar MK 2 3. 8 Sedan is one of the most versatile automobiles ever built.   It sums up luxury touring in a high-performance car that defies comparison. bringing together without compromise the responsiveness and handling of the true sports. with the convenience of a four-door. five-passenger family sedan.   In the 3. 8. the renowned Jaguar XK Engine. Four-Wheel Dunlop Disc Brakes. dramatic acceleration and speeds in excess of 120 miles-per-hour are combined with enduring performance. safety and Jaguar's well known prestige standards in design and fitments.   These are reasons in abundance why a noted automotive writer at the time said of the 3. 8 sedan. “It has no exact American counterpart!” 

The Mark II was an extremely elegant sedan that has been considered the most eye-catching. most compact Jaguar sedan ever. The Mark II featured a larger greenhouse. larger side and rear windows. an updated grille. fitted fog lamps. a wider rear track without the full fender skirts. and standard four-wheel disc brakes.  

The interior of the Mark II was truly a masterpiece with its beautiful polished walnut veneer dash. soft leather upholstery over foam rubber. and multiple gauges placed in easy distance from the driver along with a row of toggle switches. The cabin space was updated with 18% more cabin glass area. which majorly improved the visibility. Interior appointment on this very car is in excellent driver+ condition.   I would give the interior an overall 8. 0 out of 10.  

The Polished Dash is crack free and a good 9. 5 out of 10.   The front seats were rebuilt and recovered with real Connolly Leather within the last five years and are supple and extremely comfortable.   The rear seats. carpet and door panels appear to be very original to the car and in very good driver condition. For a 53 year old interior it is remarkable and most notably everything matches nicely.  

The Mark II had a wide windscreen thanks to new slender front pillars. The rear windows nearly wrapped around to the enlarged side windows  with the familiar Jaguar D-shape above the rear door and completely chromed frames for all of the side windows. The larger side. tail and fog lamps found a new home as a the radiator grille was updated. A new heating system was added to the Mark II and ducted to the rear compartment.   The window chrome appears all original and in beautiful condition. and we all know there is nothing like the chrome plating from the early sixties (see closeup photo's).

Powering the Mark II was the DOHC aluminum six-cylinder. in 2. 4-liter. 3. 4-liter and 3. 8-liter displacement from the Mark I. The fast and capable Mark II had a top speed of 125 mph and had an estimated 210 horsepower. The saloon came with a 120 bhp. 210 bhp or 220 bhp Jaguar XK engine. The 3. 8 engine is very similar to the unit used in the 3. 8 E-Type and shared the same block. crank. connecting rods and pistons but had a different inlet manifold and carburetor. so it was 30 bhp less. Compared to the straight ports of the E-Type configuration the head of the six-cylinder engine in the Mark II had curved ports. The 3. 4- and 3. 8-liter models were fitted with twin SU HD6 carburetors while the 2. 4 was fitted with twin Solex carburetors. The engine and transmission in our example was completely rebuilt around 100K miles and drives and runs with authority.  

The transmission is Borg-Warner automatic and shifts smoothy and effortlessly.   The Mark II featured independent suspension all around. and most of the models were constructed with wire wheels. Four-wheel disc brakes were standard and the 3. 8-liter was supplied fitted with a limited-slip differential. The Mark II was more than 100 kg heavier than the 2. 4 / 3. 4 models.   The brakes in this car were gone through some time ago and are in excellent working order as the car stops straight. true and on a dime.  

In 1961 Motor Trend Magazine tested a 3. 4-liter Mark II with automatic transmission and found it to have a top speed of 119. 9 mph and the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 11. 9 seconds. The 3. 8-liter car with the 220 bhp was found to have a top speed of 125 mph and could accelerate from 0-60mph in just 8. 5 seconds. The Jaguar Mark II has a history of racing success in the European Touring Car Championship.  

A total of around 85. 00 of the Jaguar MK II models were produced during its lifespan from 1959 to 1967. making the remaining examples rare. especially rust free examples like the one we have here; a low mileage example that has been loved and maintained it's whole life in a dry rust free climate.

Never Hit Numbers-Matching example Very Nice Interior Restored Paint circa mid 90's

This Jaguar MK 2 is finished in it's original color British Racing Green and a very nice mostly original green interior. This combination of all green is exceptionally attractive. especially with the elegant chromed Wire Wheels. which are in excellent condition and sporting a brand new set of tires.  

Unfortunately the extensive records that were maintained by the first two owners were lost in a move. The car was lovingly cared for by both owners and was strictly a weekend cruiser and not a daily driver by the second owner of over 30 years.   The mostly original interior is testament to just what an easy life it has had.  

The body and undercarriage appear to be completely rust free.   There is a small bubble area on the top of the passenger front fender near the front light that appears to be solvent pop that has probably been there since the repaint sometime in the mid 90s.   I took a picture that is between the close-up picture of the front grille and the first wheel picture toward the end of the body pictures.   It is not that noticeable unless very close up and is something that looks static and probably been there for a very long time.   If it were my car I would simply leave it alone. the overall condition of the paint is just too nice to try and do a blend at this stage.  


The Chrome was nice on the car and the second owner elected to keep it all original when it was repainted.   As you can see in the pictures the chrome is very good.   The bumpers front and rear are exceptional and would rate a 9+ out of 10.  

The body on this Jag is in simply phenomenal shape. having no signs of ever having been damaged. We do not know the history of the car before the 2nd Owner who bought it in California with the Blue and Gold License Plates that started being used in CA in 1969.   These plates were probably issued sometime in the early 70's by the number and letter configuration. Blue Plates cannot be assigned later in CA. so these plates attest to the fact that this has been a CA car since at least the mid 70's or earlier.  

This is completely rust free example and shows no signs of any repair to the chassis or body.   It is extremely straight and true with doors. hood and trunk all fitting exactly like they should.   You can see the closeup shut lines at each door. trunk and hood to be extremely tight and original as they should be on a virgin bodied car.   The frame is completely solid showing zero signs of any type of deterioration as are the floors and trunk. My guess is this car has been in CA it's entire life. but we have no way to prove it. other than its amazing condition.  

The paint on this car was done to a high level. in likeness to how it left the factory.   On first glance you almost think it is an original paint car. because it is smooth and flat. with no overspray anywhere. as only a Jaguar should be.   Is it perfect? No. it is mid 90's paint with some little marks here and there.   I would rate the paint an 8. 5 out of 10.   Would I paint this car? Heck no. DRIVE THIS CAR and enjoy it and if you really want perfect paint down the road. this would be the type of car worthy of the process.  

I have been pulling cars apart for about 25 years for various types of restorations and I can say this is one of the nicest bodied Jags from this era that I have seen.  

The car drives and sounds wonderful. straight down the road with plenty of power and a smooth shifting transmission.  

This would be a great car to drive and enjoy and will show well at local and regional venues.   I would be proud to show up at any Jaguar event anywhere in this car.  

Finding good solid driver cars from the West Coast are getting harder and harder to find.   So if you are looking for just a wonderful. beautiful driver or an example that wold be fitting for concour restoration. this may just be the car for you.  

Quite simply. this is the perfect example for the enthusiast or collector looking to purchase one of Jaguar's sexiest creations.

This car is available for viewing at Blue Chip Motorcars in San Juan Capistrano.   Please call to make an appointment.   They can be found at bluechipmotorcars. com.   The car is for sale locally and this auction may end at any time.  

If you have any other questions feel free to call Frank at 949-310-6262.  



The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction.   We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed.

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer. we can arrange to have a qualified. independent. professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense). It is the buyers responsibility to verify that all of the sellers information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle.   PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL AS A FORM OF PAYMENT. THIS IS TRUE FOR BOTH THE INITIAL DEPOSIT AS WELL AS THE FINAL PAYMENT.

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end. and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1000. 00 deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!). bank check. cashier's check. or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 7 days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier's check. or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle. sell it to the next high bidder. or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid. title transfer paperwork will be initiated.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service. we will gladly cooperate. you can locate shippers by doing a search for “auto shippers”.   We have relationships with both domestic and international shippers should you need some assistance.  

This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.   Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating. and will do my best to keep it.

The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made. we will exercise a generally accepted standard of care. but the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.

Before delivery of the vehicle. the winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver's license. Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us. the seller. to the buyer or the buyers' agent or chosen transport company.

If you are not sure about something. Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.  

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