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Lot 065: Jaguar Mk 2 2.4 MOD

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (18 July 2012)

Introduced in 1959, the Mk II 2.4 litre provided the entry level for Jaguar's newly revised range of compact saloons. Although its bodyshell was very similar to the outgoing 2.4 and 3.4 models (now known as the Mk1), it had many styling improvements. These included a larger glass area with more slender chromed door window surrounds, new lamps and a revised interior. Although the 2.4 is sometimes unkindly thought of as being a trifle sluggish, in reality it performed well for the period and was only shown up against its brawnier 3.4 and 3.8 siblings. It shared the same magnificent twin cam, straight-six XK engine and was capable of a genuine 100mph with effortless long distance cruising thanks to its over-drive unit and the sweet short stroke engine. Some 22,000 2.4s were to be produced. First registered in October 1966 this car is within 1000 cars of the final big bumper Mk II, a car replaced by the altogether cheaper, vinyl upholstered and thin bumpered 240 range. Photographic records show that it has received a major bare shell restoration, full re-spray in Opalescent Maroon including the engine bay and boot and a complete quality re-trim in Biscuit leather and a wool headlining. This re-trim alone was reputed to have cost in excess of 4,000. New tyres on period wire wheels with knock on hubs add the sporting touch, whilst being a late model it has the all synchro 4 speed box with over-drive and reclining front seats. MOTd until February 2013 (with no advisories), it is taxed until June 2013 and runs and performs just as it should. The oil pressure is good, the engine particularly sweet and smooth when warmed up and the brakes powerful and progressive. The bodyshell is excellent with sound crows feet, a known rust trap on these cars and it has proven a reliable and willing performer. For sale only due to lack of storage, it looks to be excellent value for the suggested guide price.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
Lot Number065
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£8600
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating
Registration numberECL 265D
Chassis number120786DN
Engine numberBJ6864-8
Engine capacity (cc)2483
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors4