Jaguar 3.8 1996 sold for £7,102 at our April 25th Classic Car Auction
3.8 Manual with overdrive. Cream bodywork with red leather interior. Engine is sound, and vendor says the car drives well. Interior in good condition for its age. Paintwork is reasonable but needs attention. There is some rust around sills. Front suspension has been replaced, but could do with uprated springs. 3.8S Type had far better sterling than the MK2 Jag. Plus they had the independent rear suspension (taken from the MK IX and E type). Performance is good, giving a Max speed of 125mph, 0-60 in 10.3 seconds from 220 BHP.
Condition of Vehicle: 2 – Some minor work needed
Estimated sale price: £5,000 – £6,000
Sold for £7.102.
Additional information on the Jaguar 3.8
“The Jaguar Mark 2 was introduced in 1959 and sold throughout most of the 1960s. It had a live rear axle and was powered by the XK six-cylinder engine first used in the Jaguar XK120 of 1948. In the Mark 2 the engine was available in 2.4, 3.4 and 3.8-litre capacities. In 1961 Jaguar launched two new models. The full size Jaguar Mark X saloon (pronounced mark ten) used Jaguar’s new independent rear suspension and a triple SU carburettor version of the 3.8-litre XK engine. The other new car for 1961 was the Jaguar E-Type sports car, which shared the same 3.8-litre engine as the Mark X but used a scaled down version of the independent rear suspension.”