Synonymous with the swinging `60s and the hit TV Series Inspector Morse, the Mk. II was undoubtedly the most admired saloon to emanate from Jaguar's hallowed Browns Lane factory. These cars punched well above their weight. Equipped with either a 3.4 litre or 3.8 engine, the Jaguar was capable of sprinting to 60mph in as little as 8.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 125mph.
This lovely 3.4 manual with overdrive example of a Jaguar Mk. II is an, all English, matching numbers example supplied with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Originally presented in Pearl Grey with red trim, this car was dispatched to H.A. Browett & Co in Leicester on 20th October 1959 before being registered to its first owner, a Mr. Bieshuvel of Blaby, Leicestershire. Boasting large amounts of expenditure, in 1998 the car was sent to Ridgeway Sportscars who prepared the car for the Monte Carlo challenge, upgrading certain parts of the suspension at a cost of £4,330.93. Found within the comprehensive history file are details of a full bare metal restoration, photographs and a breakdown of costs totalling £23,396.85 and, from 1991 through to 2001 restoration work with A.M. Services totalling £5,407.47 and works at Flowers Jaguar interiors costing £2,905.48.
Since 2001, the car changed owners and was again repainted to the owner’s preference of red coachwork. We are informed that, in 2007, an engine rebuild was completed and a 4.2 straight port cylinder head fitted with reworked fancy cams and twin two-inch SU carburettors. A louvered bonnet was fitted and the interior benefitted from new carpets. Having been passed from one Jaguar enthusiast to another which can be found from membership applications, this car is offered with its Jaguar Heritage Production Record Trace Certificate, an original Jaguar sales and service booklet, operating and maintenance service handbook and a UK V5 registration certificate. We certainly recommend viewing of this lovely example of a Jaguar Mk. II boasting performance upgrades.
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