KARMAN - Lamp - Ghost - Aluminium
Jaguar - MK2 3.8 - 1962
Jaguar - MK2 3.8 - 1962
• Electric, glass sliding roof
• Popular 3.8
• Optional fog lights
• Disc brakes
The Jaguar Mk 2 was a medium-sized saloon built from 1959 until 1967 as the successor to the 2.4 and 3.4-ltr models. The Mk 2 was a manageable, powerful and well-steering sedan that was offered with a choice of three six-cylinder engines with twin camshafts: 2.4 ltr 3.4 ltr or 3.8 ltr. From the outside it actually looked exactly like the Mk 1, but anyone taking a closer look would discover that the differences were greater than they initially had seemed.
The car was subtly improved in all areas. The larger windows and the thinner pillars contributed to the car's more open character. The rear axle was wider than that of the Mk 1, which increased the track width. In combination with the modified front suspension, this improved the roadholding considerably. Changes were also made to the interior. For example, the revolution counter and speedometer were moved from their traditional place in the centre of the dashboard to a location right in front of the driver.
The new steering wheel with half ring for the horn was also introduced with the Mk 2. In addition, the car featured the new Dunlop disc brakes instead of drum brakes on all wheels. The version with the 220-hp, 3.8-ltr engine has become the most popular.
The Mk 2's performance was excellent of course and the car was very successful on race tracks. In fact, it can still be a very competitive historic race car today. Raced by famous names such as Stirling Moss, Bruce McLaren Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori and Michael Parkes, the Mk 2 achieved many successes on race tracks and in car races in both Europe and the United States, thanks to the good manageability and high torque of the 3.8-XK engine.
What makes the Mk 2 special is that almost everyone knows this Jaguar. A Mk 2 driving by will always bring back plenty of memories (thanks in part to Inspector Morse). In addition, the model is known as one of the best driving cars in its class at the time. And it is still a very pleasant car to drive today.
Its particularly sporty driving characteristics combined with its excellent everyday usability make the car a pleasant and comfortable travel companion to this very day. And the combination of nostalgia with good driving performance will bring a smile to the faces of passengers and driver alike whenever the car is taken for a ride.
The gorgeous colour of the grey 'Gun Metal' paint in combination with the red leather interior makes this car a joy to behold. The quality of the interior and the quality of the paint / lacquer are both still very beautiful. In addition to the red leather interior, there are the walnut dashboard and details to complete the picture to perfection.
The very much popular 3.8 6-cylinder version comes with disc brakes as standard. This is very special for a saloon from that time. The disc brakes are very effective. This is indicated by the 'disc brakes' badge at the rear of the car. The car also has a power brake system. The optional fog lights are included as well. There is a new stainless steel exhaust under the car. The spare wheel and the original jack can be found in the boot.
A neat 'Gentleman's Express' in the most popular 3.8-ltr version and colour!
Had major maintenance recently; a new aluminium radiator was mounted, new head gasket, new thermostat, engine oil, coolant etc. etc. Invoice is available.
You are more than welcome to come and view the car in our showroom and take it for a test drive before you place a bid.
This vehicle can be viewed and picked up in Oldemarkt, the Netherlands.
We can also arrange export documents and transport for you. The car can also be insured for 2 weeks!
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