1963 JAGUAR MARK II 3.8 SALOON Registration Number: TBA Cha...






Registration Number: TBA
Chassis Number: 217445-DN 

- Desirable 3.8 Manual with Overdrive
- Offered with No Reserve

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 MkII range of October 1959. Similar in appearance but with a much larger glass area, the Mark II boasted a wider rear track to improve road holding, together with minor front suspension changes to reduce body roll and all round discs rather than drum brakes. Engine options included the 120bhp 2.4 litre, the 210bhp 3.4 litre and, for the first time the 220bhp 3,781cc unit of the Mk IX.

Jaguar saloons led the field in production and touring car racing during much of the 1960s. Not surprisingly the quickest and most successful private entries came from John Coombs’ Jaguar dealership in Guildford. John Coombs had significant race experience and his dealership simply got it right for a fortunate few racing enthusiasts. Very early on that included Hill, Salvadori and Salmon.

This Mark II was first registered in 1961, shipped to the United States where it resided for most of its life. We believe at some point the Jaguar was stored off the road, presumably at some after the last US road license plate expired in 1981.

The Jaguar has since been repatriated into the UK and awaits restoration. The body appears upon first inspection to be solid and straight, the interior complete, and we understand the car has been started and driven short distances within the last few years. 

A desirable 3.8 litre version, fitted with a manual gearbox with overdrive, this Mark II makes an excellent prospect as a basis for full restoration to either original or, as is now popular for this model, fast road specification. 

This is sold with No Reserve to the highest bidder on the day.

Interested parties should note, this Lot will be sold on a bill of sale only. Should this car remain in the UK, buyer’s should expect to pay import taxes of 5% of the sale price, plus other UK registration costs as required.

Auction Date: 23rd Sep 2023 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
23rd Sep 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 39)