1964 Jaguar MK II 3.4 Manual / Overdrive. Opeleasant Maroon with Red Leather upholstery. In 1959 Jaguar launched a new range of compact saloons, collectively known as the MkII, which became immediate favourites. A range-topping 3.8-litre motor was made available for the new car, but for most, the magnificent revvy short-stroke 3,442cc XK engine, which had done so much to fill Jaguar’s trophy cabinet in the racing C- and D-Type models, still offered more than adequate performance. In fact, it only gave away 10bhp to its big brother, reducing the top speed by just a few mph to a still highly impressive 120mph. Like its stablemates, the 3.4 was clothed in one of the finest looking saloon car bodies ever made. You will get more smiles-per-mile in a MkII Jag than you will in virtually any other car, such is the public affection for this quintessentially British sporting saloon.
First registered in December 1964, this 3.4 manual overdrive model was stripped and totally rebuilt inside and out in 2007/8 and fitted with Coopercraft four-pot front brake callipers along with a stainless steel exhaust. There is a record of the restoration on CD. MOT’d until October 2019, it comes with an highly extensive log/history file detailing all usage, servicing and maintenance since restoration, with old MOTs corroborating that it has been in frequent use, covering some 8,000 over the last 10 years.
In the ‘Morse’ colour scheme of burgundy with black roof and sitting on wires wheels, it presents really well, the interior, both woodwork and leather, looking just as good as the exterior. The car has been used for some filming work including a major part in the 2018 film ‘Ghost Stories’ and, appropriately enough, a smaller part in the pilot episode of the TV series ‘Endeavour’!
This handsome sports saloon is just waiting to be enjoyed in new hands and is a car that will grace any showground. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. All major debit cards accepted. * Delivery included in the U.K mainland. *