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Lot 127: Jaguar MkII 340

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

The last MkII Jaguar ever made, the 340 was also in some ways the best. OK it had a cheaper Ambla interior and slimmer bumpers, but the Ambla lasted better than leather and the narrow bumpers were lighter and more like those on the E-Type. The 3.4-litre was always the sweetest XK unit and on the 340 it had a straight port head like an E-Type which boosted performance virtually to the same level as the 3.8 (210bhp against 220). Add in a slick all-synchro gearbox and it was probably faster across country than the 3.8 with the old clunky Moss box. Dating from 1968, this particular car has been in the same family ownership since 1972. The bodywork was restored about ten years ago when the car was also treated to a high quality respray which is still wearing very well. The car has been fitted from new with the rare option of power steering which makes it much more relaxing to drive than the earlier cars, especially at low speeds and when parking. Said to be in very good condition throughout and to have always been well maintained and kept garaged, it has a current MOT and tax and can be driven away today. Indeed it was driven over 50 miles to get here.

Lot Details
Auction Classic Car, Motorcycle & Automobilia
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster
TypeCar
Lot Number127
Estimate£10000-£12000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1968
Condition rating
Registration numberSWP 61F
Mileage-
Chassis numberP1351024DN
Engine number7J51107-8
Engine capacity (cc)3442
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors