1962 Jaguar MK II, Mark 2 3.8, 4 speed overdrive numbers match WW Silver Maroon
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1962 Jaguar MK II, Mark 2 3.8, 4 speed overdrive numbers match WW Silver Maroon for sale
4 Speed. Overdrive & Chrome Wire Wheels
Matching Numbers JDHT
LHD European Spec. Originally Canadian Import
The matching numbers MK II in this configuration was the fastest sedan in the world in the early 1960's. It is often retrospectively referred to as the "BMW M5 of the sixties". In addition to being family cars. these sedans with the powerful 3. 8 XK engine and 4 wheel disc brakes were also raced by the famous Formula 1 drivers of the era including Graham hill. Mike Hawthorne. Stirling Moss and others. Of the 15000± Left hand drive (LHD) models that were manufactured. most were shipped to the US and had automatic transmissions and in many cases disc wheels and/or the smaller 3. 4 engine. Consequently matching numbers surviving LHD 4 speed overdrive 3. 8 liter cars with wire wheels are relatively rare and desirable. NADA values this configuration 30% higher than automatic transmission cars.
216709DN is a lovely classic Jaguar. not a hangar queen. but a high level driver with a harmonious blend of restoration and patina. Although titled as a 1962 model. it was built March 15. 1961 and dispatched from the factory on March 22. 1961 making the car almost 53 years old. It was originally sent to the main Canadian distributor. Jaguar Cars of Canada. and initially sold to Mr. E. Sawchuer of Heath Park. Saskatchewan Canada. At an unknown date based on verbal history. an owner in Vancouver Canada. who undertook a restoration in the late 80s and early 90s. subsequently acquired the car. During the 90s he took sick. and in the expectation of eventual recovery commissioned technicians from Jaguar in Seattle to professionally and correctly place the car in storage in Vancouver. He did not recover and passed away and the previous owner acquired the car from his estate. Also Canadian and owner of a restoration shop in Port Coquitlam. British Columbia. he brought the car back to life from hibernation. His wife loved it and it soon became hers as a daily driver for from 2004 through 2008. I bought it from her in Canada in August of 2008. It has been driven continuously since then and never been off the road with the exception of moderate periods for extensive mechanical maintenance and some upholstery restoration. This car is in very original condition and configuration. The car has a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) certificate. It is a fantastic driver. and I use it regularly.
216709DN is accompanied by detailed service history since I have owned it (2008). In addition to the documented work performed during my stewardship. although not documented it is evident from condition and performance that considerable maintenance & rebuild was performed on most of the cars mechanical systems over the years.
The indicated mileage reading at this writing was about 05000. This is definitely incorrect. When I bought the car the speedometer was among the only instruments not functioning. It was replaced with a (non zeroed) speedometer refurbished and repaired by Foreign Speedo of San Diego. It is unknown when the original speedometer stopped therefore it is not realistic to estimate the mileage.
ENGINE & CLUTCH
The car is driven regularly and runs and looks great. Oil pressure is in excess of 50 lbs hot. It pulls extremely well and runs very smoothly. It leaks the about expected amount for a 3. 8. The leak is not in the region of the rear seal. but appears to be from the oil pan gasket. The leak is is not an issue with the car.
The clutch. pressure plate and throw-out bearing were replaced in late October 2012. New master and slave cylinders were fitted in October 2011. The incorrect XJ6 exhaust manifolds shown in the photos were left in place given that they are totally compatible with new down pipes with the current exhaust system which is in excellent condition. They can be replaced with the correct manifolds however this will require fitting a new compatible exhaust system. With the engine out during the clutch replacement. the opportunity was taken to reseal the transmission. replace all of the front brake hoses and clean and detail the engine.
In stock configuration (with no auxiliary fans) the car runs with the temperature gauge directly straight up in the middle. When the temperature exceed 90 F or even 100 as it sometimes does in Boulder. the needle moves to the right about 1/3 the way between center and the red line. It has never reached the red in the 5 ½ years I have owned it. nor has it ever overheated. The water pump and all of the water hoses and belts were replaced in November 2008.
GAS TANK & FUEL SYSTEM
The gas tank. all fuel lines. fuel gauge an electric fuel pump all function. as they should. The original twin SU carburetors are installed. The additional solenoid controlled cold-start mini-carburetor provides instant starting at all temperatures (It has been rewired to a manual switch under the dash. rather than rely on the otter switch.
The car is in original positive ground form with a generator and voltage regulator that function flawlessly.
TRANSMISSION & DRIVE TRAIN
The car has the original Moss gearbox with non-synchronized 1st gear joined to the Laycock de Normanville overdrive. The overdrive works flawlessly and combined with the 3. 8 torque makes the car very long legged. The original Moss gearbox functions about as well as one can (as they usually do). As previously mentioned the transmission was resealed during the clutch service.
STEERING. SUSPENSION & DRIVE TRAIN
· The front drive U-joint and front sway bar bushings were replaced in January 2014;
· The steering unit is stock and functions as well as the design allows it. Recently professionally checked it was deemed “good and tight for one of these”;
· The front and rear shocks were replaced in 2011;
· New rear elliptical springs were also fitted in the spring of 2011;
· New hubs and wheel bearings were fitted in 2010;
· The steering wheel with the crack opening that appears in the video clip and some photos has been replaced with a refurbished one. and the center horn push Bakelite piece with the emblem has been replaced with a hard to find NOS part.
· New master brake cylinder in September 2008;
· All new brakes - August 2010;
· Emergency brake (that works great) refurbished 2014;
· New rear rotors - August 2010.
The original color according to the JDHT was Opalescent Dark Green. Only after an extensive search were remnants of this color found in the deep recesses of the trunk. It was apparently converted to silver when restored in the late 1980s. or early 1990s. The color change was apparently extremely well done by professionals. The paint is in extremely good condition given its age. Some sections that had excessive chips were completely repainted. although it is almost impossible to determine any paint lines.
When I purchased the car I used a " How to buy a Mark 2 guide from an early 90s edition of the British Classic & Sports Cars magazine. I went through the 12 problem areas they listed with the car on a lift. and it passed with 11 of the 12. The only problem area was rust repair in the forward floors and splash pans behind the front wheels as passenger side jack point. There was also evidence upon inspection (not visible) of minor rust repair as is common in the lips of the rear wheel arches and door bottoms. The A-posts. frame and sills are solid. The questionable splash area has not actually created a problem. although I have purchased a new replacement partial floor panel and jack-point dogleg. however. nbsp; I really haven't seen the need to replace them
Do not interpret the preceding paragraph to mean the car is “rusty”. It is not. It is to ensure the details that may not be visible in the photographs are disclosed. Few Mark 2s totally escaped minor rust due to the manner in which they were built. This car has been cared for meticulously over its 53 years.
The car is driven regularly therefore it does have some minor chips and scratches. In the spring of 2013 it completed several 150+ mile days. including a high mountain drive with the Rocky Mountain Jaguar Club during their annual “dust off” drive in May.
The glass is all lightly tinted and in excellent and apparently original condition. It is likely the windshield was replaced at some point.
SEATS & INTERIOR
Part of the original maroon interior that was still in the car when I bought it has been brought back to life. The door panels. console sand seat backs were in good faded but good condition and have been re-dyed to maintain the original patina of the car. The seats are in good condition with patina. The headliner and carpet have been replaced with OEM spec kits. All of the welts and rubber have been replaced. The wood is in good condition and had been refinished with polyurethane varnish. The interior handles. and switches are all in good condition. The trunk has been restored with hardura mat and panels to OEM specification. A hard-to-find NOS horn push was located and installed in December 2011
WHEELS & TIRES
New Vredestein radial tires were purchased in July 2010 and now have about 4500 to 5000 miles on them mounted on Series II E-Type 72 spoke chrome rims.
The chrome and stainless steel are in generally excellent condition with only extremely minor pitting on the four exterior door handles and the two tail-light housings.
Well it's Lucas………… and the harness is original. however everything works except the clock. The right Lucas Fog Ranger driving light sometimes flickers. The speedometer was rebuilt by Foreign Speedo. of San Diego. in the summer of 2009 and works flawlessly as do the rest of the instruments except the clock. The toggle switches all function as they should. The headlights. running lights. directional and stoplights all function properly. Being a (Euro spec)Canadian car. the Lucas Fog Rangers are original equipment. The battery was new in 2010.
The car is equipped with the original positive ground AM radio and it works.
Photos* are viewable on my photo gallery website athttp://www. flickr. com/photos/97250375@N08/sets
NOTE: The Sept 2011 date on the Picasa photo gallery page indicates the date I began adding photos. The most recent photos in the collection are from Fall 3. 2013.
Deposit must be paid by PayPal. The remaining balance may be paid by certified check or wire drawn on a US bank. Neither the vehicle nor documents will be released until the funds have cleared my bank.
·The car has clear Colorado title.
·All receipts are included in the sale;
·This is a 51 year old vehicle still with many original parts. ·There is no warranty on the vehicle. express or implied;
· The car is sold as-is where is and transportation is the responsibility of the buyer;
· Inspections are welcome and encouraged. but they must be done before concluding the sale;
· Full payment is due in 7 days;
· A deposit of $1000 is due within 24 hours;
· The balance by cashiers check drawn on a US bank or bank transfer within 7 days;
· Neither the car nor any documents will be released until all funds have satisfactorily cleared my bank;
· The car is for sale through other sites and locally. therefore I retain the right to cancel this auction prior to the end.
· Bidders with feedback scores of less than 10 should contact me prior to bidding. If not I. reserve the right to cancel their bids.
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