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Lot 143: Jaguar MK II 3.8 Litre - Manual Overdrive

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

The Jaguar Mk II saloon and the XK sports car dominated two sectors of the high performance car market in the early 1950s. In order to increase this share further, Jaguar developed a sporting medium-sized saloon. The resultant design was to be one of Jaguar's most successful cars, the Mk I of 1955, which was subsequently updated to the Mk II in 1959. This car, with the optional 3.8 litre 220bhp engine, was to be the ultimate Jaguar saloon. The Mk II range encompassed many important changes; larger windows enhanced the car's appearance, the interior was vastly improved, the rear axle was widened and disc brakes were a welcome addition. There was a warning badge on the rear bumper denoting the exceptional stopping power these offered. MKII's proved that in competition too they were virtually unbeatable in their class and were handled by the best known drivers of the day, including Roy Salvadori, Graham Hill and Jack Sears. These drivers produced some of the closest, most spectacular crowd-enthralling racing of the period in MKII's. First registered in 1963 this example of the legendary MK II we are informed by the owner that the car is in good condition overall and mechanically in excellent order. Described to drive very well, and desirably fitted with power steering and overdrive. Finished in metallic blue with a contrasting cream interior which is described as being in good order; this charming MKII represents a great opportunity to acquire a car capable of providing exhilarating performance with the added bonus of being a genuine 3.8 Litre example.

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number143
Estimate£12000-£15000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1963
Condition rating
Registration number666 COU
Mileage-
Chassis number2056 00DN
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