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Lot 201: 1961 Jaguar Mk II Manual O/D

Spirit of Motoring, Coys (29 September 2005)

Although the Mk. I was a great success, selling four times as many as the larger Jaguar saloons, Jaguar boss William Lyons was not content. He knew it could be improved. Happily, virtually every aspect that had been criticised received attention in the new Mk.II range introduced in October 1959. These cars were to rank among the best loved Jaguars ever made and are today regarded as classics. The changes that were most obvious were in the cars appearance. The windows were made larger, mainly by using slender roof supports now that it had become evident that those on the MkI were thicker than necessary. The rear axle was also made much wider to remove the crab-tracked appearance with the result that the new cards stability margin was greater. There were other detail changes, including a redesigned interior that was more modern but retained the traditional Jaguar image. Today's example is presented complete with stainless steel twin exhausts as well as new brakes and refurbished wire wheels all round. The spare wheel being brand new. Other recent works include a new water pump and complete carburation system overhaul. Unusually, this is a documented one owner from new car with road tax and MoT until April next year. Used daily, this eminently affordable classic represents extremely good value. Presented here at no reserve.

Lot Details
Auction Spirit of Motoring
Coys, Westminster, London SW1
TypeCar
Lot Number201
Estimate£3000-£5000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1961
Condition rating0
Registration number927 BXP
Mileage-
Chassis number107538DN
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