JAGUAR Mark 2 - Mk 2 - Manual with Overdrive
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Last update: 21.04.2014
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JAGUAR Mark 2 - Mk 2 - Manual with Overdrive for sale
Jaguar 240 – 1967 ( Retro fitted 340 engine & big bumpers) 89. 90 miles
I am reluctantly selling my Mark 2 Jaguar as I no longer have the time or energy to proceed with what started as a labour of love. but now that I am older. and less fit. it has become less of a pleasure and it needs someone with more time and skill than I have.
It was purchased by my father in March 1979. and transferred to myself in May 1986.
MCP 395 started life as a standard British racing Green 240. reg LVY 765F manual with overdrive. and over the years I have made various upgrades.
The original engine had got a little noisy. probably just timing chains. and having acquired all the appropriate bits. I discovered someone selling a complete 340 engine (from a beautiful car the seller had decided to convert to manual by fitting a 3. 8 E Type engine and gearbox). Thus I acquired . and eventually fitted an engine that had then completed just under 80. 00 miles. which was coincidentally. very close to the mileage my car had done. being manufactured a few months apart. That was during 1985/6. and somewhere in the process. my car was stripped down to its shell. new inner and outer sills fitted. new front cross member. crows feet. jacking points. rear valance. plus repair sections used to replace rot in front wings. and the doors re-skinned. and every thing leaded in and repainted. I retained the 240's HS6 SU carbs and manual choke. although they were re jetted to suit the larger engine. The diff' was replaced with one with a more appropriate ratio from a 3. 8. It is supposed to be limited slip. but one Jaguar expert is not convinced. The engine was treated to new chains. dampeners etc. and the head had some valves replaced. and they were all cleaned up and ground in. A new. racing spec oil pump (ex Oldham & Crowther's part's sale) was also fitted. The original 240 block etc is available. but not the cylinder head.
However. when reassembled the door seals and 'hockey sticks' were not fitted before the doors were fitted. so some of them are still waiting to be installed! The front subframe was overhauled and the 240 front springs replaced with stiffer. cut down springs from a Mark 10 (obtained from Norman Motors in 1980's - originally a Combs modification I understand). The general idea was to use it for historic rallying. hence stiffer rear shocks. and spax adjustable's at the front.
Since then. it has had reconditioned dynamo fitted. and lots of running repairs and improvements. Stainless steel exhaust. Zeus fourpot front calipers. modern uprated starter motor. modern spin on oil filter conversion. electronic SU fuel pump. Kenlow fan & the radiator was recored last year. Some of the chrome has either been replated or replaced. It is MOT'd until 5th June. and taxed ( free) until end of May. It has red amblar interior rather than leather. but the carpets are long since gone. being faded and rotten. The wood work is just about OK. though dashtop needs attention. it was restored some years ago. but is now in need of attention again. The original 240. slim line bumpers have been replaced by the MK 2 big bumpers. although I have the originals available. I also fitted the auxiliary fog lights and changed the appropriate switch as these were deleted from the 240 standard specification.
However. as most of the body work was carried out some 30 years ago. some bubbles are appearing here and there. but nothing that I would consider serious. It is very solid and very good underneath as everything was waxoiled and all pipework replaced with kunifer.
The bad bits?
At present. the overheating problem I had originally mentioned has disappeared. following last years change of radiator and my recent perseverance. I suspect there was an airlock. which has now cleared. The carbs probably need adjusting. The running problems mentioned in the earlier advert seem to have been largely cured after fitting a new coil . condenser and rotor arm. and adjusting the points. I do think it would benefit from a new water pump as it still has the original. No scum when inspecting the oil filler cap. I am afraid that after messing about with this car for some 35 years I have now lost my patience! Also. as previously mentioned. the body restoration is now nearly 30 years old and the odd bubble is appearing here and there. The heated rear screen ( yes it has one) has stopped working as well! It is also difficult to engage reverse gear when engine has warmed up. The clutch tends to stick when car has been stood for a while Some of these problems are probably as a result of the car being stood for long periods as it has only covered a few hundred miles in last 10 years.
The main work that now needs to be done is:-
1) The fitting of the door seals and 'hockey stick retainers.
2) The fitting of new carpets. and the replacement of some interior trim which is a little tired. The moths have been at the headlining. The ambler does clean up well. but I also have a very tatty set of leather seats. with reclining mechanisms that need trestoring. that I could include at the right price.
3) The windscreen washer motor is temperamental. but working at the moment!
4) The chrome rear window trim needs refitting. The rechromed trim is ready to fit. but it will be necessary to take out the window and refit with a new rubber to do this properly. This has already been done with the front screen.
The car is currently positive earth. which has deterred me from fitting a radio.
Thus. it needs to be considered a part completed project. However the expensive. extensive welding and grafting of new metal was completed many years ago so any work now needed is likely to be superficial. The registration number was transferred from my fathers earlier. 1960 Mark 2 Jaguar. and is only available by negotiation. as this was originally an ‘F' registered car . when supplied by Kennings of York.
The vehicle starts and runs. and has tax and MOT but I would be nervous about driving it any distance until the carbs have been reset and ignition timing checked. But. then. can any 47 year old car be considered reliable.
I have lot's of paper work. old MOT's. Tax Discs. invoices. and will include quite a few spare parts with the vehicle. Some other parts will be negotiable.
I have photo's of the car whilst being restored somewhere.
Incidentally. I have a spare. standard 3. 4 cylinder head together with it's matching green logbook. from an older MK 2 available. However the 340 used a straight port head. which developed more power. and is reputed to be as good as a 3. 8 in terms of performance. I also have it's original 240 engine block if the prospective buyer is concerned about matching numbers!
I would recommend that any prospective buyer inspect the vehicle. and as I do work. though self employed. I am available most of the time. providing enough notice is given. Weekends and evenings would be best!
I will be intolerant of tyre kicking time wasters. who decide to travel hundreds of miles. and then expect to re negotiate and buy it for a couple of thousand and drive it home…. Please read the advert!! MOT and Taxed it may be. but I cannot guarantee that it could be driven any great distance having been used very little in the last ten years. I have been asked how little I will take. The starting price is £6. 00 with no reserve. That is my bottom line. Some people who know the car. and the work that has been done on it. think that is too cheap.
I have invested quite a lot of time. money. blood sweat and tears into this car over the years. It now needs someone else's TLC. as I have another poorly cat to attend to (XJS ). and sadly. this one has to go!
1967 240 – rebuilt as 340/3. 4 Mark 2
Manual with Overdrive
British Racing Green
Red Amblar Interior
Zeus 4 pot calipers
Stainless Steel Exhaust system
Woodrim steering wheel.
Modern Starter upgrade
Spin on Filter Conversion
Electronic SU Fuel pump.
Mot until 5th June
Taxed until 31st May 2014.
The starting price is £6. 00 with no reserve. That is my bottom line.
Under 90. 00 miles from new. believed genuine.
Owned by one family ( myself and my late father) since March 1979. (NB. Further research now suggests 1978 )
Needs carpets and some interior trim repalcing. Dashboard top needs repolishing. other woodwork would benefit from attention.
Reverse gear difficult to engage when engine warmed up.
Some rust bubbles starting to appear. but nothing serious.
A few minor paint scrapes/scratches etc need rectification.
Rear window chrome needs refitting. ( Original item. rechromed and in good order).Plus. the kind of minor problems that one would expect in a 47 year old vehicle!
Please note that I am advertising this vehicle elsewhere and reserve the right to remove this advert if sold . I also reserve the right to exclude bids from persons who have feedback less than 10 or are overseas without prior contact and agreement.
Initial contact via Ebay. I am happy to supply further information by e-mail or phone once contact has been made with genuine interested parties. I am a memeber of both J. E. C. and J. D. C.
Suggest Initial Deposit of £250. 00 via paypal within 48 hours of end of auction. balance on collection by cash. BACS. or bankers draft or by other mutual arrangement.
Buyer to arrange collection or transportation. Vehicle situated at Easingwold. Nr York. Sorry. but despite what ebay may say. I don't plan to post it anywhere!!
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