3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
220bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Offered from the Arnold E. Petsche Estate Collection
*Restored by UK-based Jaguar specialist Robin Burdon in the 1990s
*Equipped with performance and creature-comfort upgrades
*Classic Jaguar Sports Saloon in elegant Dark Blue over Grey livery
THE JAGUAR MK II
One of the most impressive sights today is the rapid and purposeful progress of a Mark 2 Jaguar on a motorway, eating up the miles in the fast lane. Like the nose of a bullet, the rounded frontal shape looks right for high speed, and the sheer velocity attained is usually exhilarating. -Autocar.
One of the most readily recognized cars of the 1960s, thanks in part to countless appearances in films and on television, Jaguar's seminal Mk II saloon set the standard for the class throughout its entire production life and today remains highly prized by enthusiasts. Introduced in October 1959, the Mk II replaced the Mk I, the Coventry firm's first unitary construction saloon car. Closely related to its immediate predecessor albeit extensively revised, the Mk II offered better all-round visibility courtesy of larger windows while the MK1's rear wheel spats disappeared, and the rear track was widened, improving both roll-resistance and stability. Independent front suspension was by wishbone and coil springs, with a leaf-sprung live axle at the rear. This, combined with superior Dunlop disc brakes all round and a choice of 2.4, 3.4 and 3.8-liter XK engines, provided the discerning, string-back gloved, enthusiast driver with one of the finest sports saloons available in the 1960s. In its ultimate, 3.8-liter, overdrive-equipped form, the Mk II could reach 125mph with 60mph coming up in 8.5 seconds, impressive figures for a saloon of its size even by today's standards.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
From the ultimate iteration of the Mk II, this particular car features the 3.8-Liter XK engine and other upgrades the fine men and women at Jaguars Browns Lane factory would add to the now legendary Mk II during the production run. Finished in an elegant and very appropriate dark blue exterior color over a grey interior and fitted with a manual transmission in place of its original automatic, this Jaguar was restored between 1997 and 1998 by UK-based Jaguar Mk II specialist Robin Burdon and his company, Mk 2 Centre Limited. More modern creature-comfort elements have been added such as air-conditioning and head-rests, while the classic heritage of the Jaguar is easily noticeable. This lovely Jaguar has been part of the Petsche Collection since the 1990s and deserves serious consideration.