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Lot 021: Jaguar Mk2 2.4 MoD

Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (24 June 2009)

Introduced in 1959, the Mk II 2.4 litre provided the entry level for Jaguar's newly revised range of compact saloons. Although its bodyshell was very similar to the outgoing 2.4 and 3.4 models (retrospectively known as the Mk1), it had many styling improvements. These included a larger glass area with more slender chromed door window surrounds, new lamps and a revised interior.

Although the 2.4 is often unkindly thought of as being a trifle underpowered, in reality it performed well for the period and was only shown up against its brawnier 3.4 and 3.8 siblings. It shared the same magnificent twin cam, straight-six XK engine and was capable of a genuine 100mph.

First registered in June 1963, this particular car was totally restored by a previous owner in the early-1990s. When he passed away in 1997, the car was acquired by his friend and neighbour, the current vendor, who has cherished the car ever since. Said to be in very good condition throughout (apart from the leather on the driver's seat squab which is somewhat aged), the car certainly looks wonderfully straight and shiny and fired up readily and ran very sweetly on the occasion of our visit.

Regularly if sparingly used, the car has every MOT back to 1996, is currently MOT'd and comes with a large parts manual. Said to drive beautifully, it appears to be a very sound example of one of the most handsome saloon cars ever made.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
TypeCar
Lot Number021
Estimate£8000-£10000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£7500
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1963
Condition rating0
Registration numberDFH 560A
Mileage-
Chassis number114724DL1
Engine numberBH8897-8
Engine capacity (cc)2483
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors