1960 Jaguar

3.8 Liter MK 2 Saloon

British Racing Green with Green leather interior and Green carpeting, 4-speed manual, Frame off restored, Power steering, Air Conditioned, JDHT Certificate original LHD built for export.

The Jaguar Mark 2 was an elegant update of the companys first small unibody sedan of 1955. It is considered to be the best-looking compact Jaguar sedan ever built. The Mark II modified the original design, which was not called Mark I until its successor arrived. The new car had a larger greenhouse, bigger side and rear windows framed in chrome trim, a new grille with a central bar, and fitted fog lamps. Although the sweeping lines of the Mark I were preserved, the rear track was widened. Gone were the full rear fender skirts, as they were replaced by partial skirts that could display the rear wheels and tires.

The interior was a thing of beauty and featured a walnut veneer dash, a huge speedometer and tachometer, which were now moved in front of the driver, a row of toggle switches in the center, located beneath secondary gauges and comfortable leather seats. Reclining front seats were optional, as were the seat backs that contained fitted picnic tables.

The engine was now 3.8 liter displacement from the previous 3.4. The gearbox was usually a four-speed with overdrive, and most cars were built with wire wheels, which is the preferred option. The Jaguar 3.8 Mk 2 became the fastest four-door production sedan. With 220 HP on tap, 125 mph was possible and a limited-slip differential became standard. Four-wheel disc brakes that had proved their worth on the D-Types racing cars became standard equipment.

This Mk 2 has less than 1,000 miles since its superb photo documented restoration by UK marquee specialist. It was originally sold in the U.S. and had been in its original ownership until it was returned to the UK for a painstaking, documented frame-off restoration by marque specialists. The restoration took seven years. During the restoration the Mk 2 was fitted with air conditioning, an AM/FM radio and power steering.

This Mk 2 is without a doubt one of the finest of its kind and will prove its new owner with the very first family sports sedan with sports car characteristics. It is complete with all records and original took kit.

Video walk-around and road test: https://youtu.be/siCnYrkS-bo

Price: $95,000
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