At a Glance:
|1960||Jaguar||MK2||700 (Not Warranted)||£38,880.00 + buyers premium|
This is a truly special and unique Jaguar MKII. The previous owner spent in excess of £60,000 rebuilding this car into a usable everyday classic using two highly regarded professional restoration companies. The previous owner already had a mint MKII 3.8 auto that he used sparingly and so he set about having another car professionally converted to run on diesel. He sourced a near perfect totally rust free car from New Zealand (cars there are also RHD) and had it shipped back to the UK. The car itself was a very early MKII example, it was actually number 1500 off the production line making it a 1959 (first year of production car). A letter from the heritage trust is included in the history folder confirming this. Once back in the UK the car was totally stripped to bare metal with every part removed and either reconditioned or replaced with a new part. The underside of the car is testament to how thorough the specialist were when carrying out the restoration, it really is like new underneath.
The original 3.8 litre Jaguar engine was sent away and recondition and returned on a sealed crate, where it still is now. This of course gives an option should someone wish it to be returned to original spec in the future; there is some paperwork to accompany the engine. The restoration work was carried out by Grace Jaguar and James Watt Automotive in Staffordshire. James Watt alone spent over 397 man hours on the car and that excludes the interior which was carried out by Hampton Coachtrimming at great expense. Invoices for this work are included in the history file. The leather seats were beautifully reupholstered and the suede headlining and sun visors are perfect.
This is without doubt one of the very best examples of this iconic Jaguar saloon. The car gives the new owner the option of a reliable 2.8 Nissan turbo diesel with great MPG or returning it to its original state using the rebuilt Jaguar 3.8 engine supplied (NB purchaser will have to source manifolds and carburettors). Whatever your preference, in terms of condition this car offers a massive saving on restoration costs as all the work has already been completed professionally and to a high standard.
The car comes with a history file including photos, V5, several sets of spare keys and a book on the history of the Jaguar MKII. Does not come with a spare wheel or jack.
Number stamped on original engine: LA6104-8 (LA stands for 3.8)
|Auction||29th April 2016 - 91% SOLD|
|Year of Manufacture||1960|
|Mileage||700 (Not Warranted)|
|Date first Registered||1960|
|Estimated Sale Price||£16,000 - 17,000|
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