|Cars - Jaguar|
|Odometer reading||48,000 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 18th May 2011 Car - 18/05/2011 / 1960 Jaguar Mk.II 3.4 litre Manual/overdrive / Lot 273
The Jaguar Mk. II is a medium sized saloon car built from 1959 to 1967 in Coventry, England, as successors to the Jaguar 2.4l and 3.4l models, manufactured between 1957 and 1959. These retrospectively became known as the Jaguar Mk. I following the release of the Mk. II in 1959. Adhering to Sir William Lyons' maxim of 'grace, pace and space', the Jaguar Mk. II was a beautiful, fast and capable saloon. The Jaguar Mk. II gained a reputation as a capable car among criminals and law enforcement alike; the 3.8 litre model being particularly fast with its 220bhp engine driving the car from 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds and to a top speed of 125mph and with enough room for five adults, they were also employed by the Police to patrol British motorways. The Jaguar Mk. II is also well known as the car driven by fictional TV detective Inspector Morse played by John Thaw, although Morse's car was the least desirable version (with its 2.4 litre engine, steel wheels). In November 2005, the car used in the television series sold for more than £100,000 following a total ground-up rebuild (prior to this, in its recommisioned state in 2002 after coming out of storage, it had made £53,000 at auction - some £45,000 more than an equivalent without the history). This eye catching Jaguar Mk. II has the 3.4 litre engine, fitted to a manual gearbox, with overdrive. Finished in Old English White with red leather trim and benefiting from chrome wire wheels, this is a particularly fine example. Having been used for the last six years by the current vendor as part of a Wedding Hire fleet, the condition of this Jaguar Mk. II is a very well presented specimen. Fitted with the original HMV radio, together with many recent new parts, including a stainless steel exhaust, rear springs, shock absorbers and battery. Supplied with a current V5 document and a full year MoT test certificate, it also benefits from having a desirable registration number of 8835 K which is included with the sale of the car, together with a comprehensive history file.