£25,000 - £30,000
1967 Jaguar Mk II, 3.4, 3442cc. Registration number KBU 862E. Chassis number 171223D/N. Engine number KJ.9839/8.
Jaguar replaced the Mk 1 in October 1959 with the Mk 2, it was closely related, but heavily revised; slimmer windscreen pillars and deeper side windows enlarged the glass area. The removal of the rear wheel spats allowed the rear track to be widened, a move which increased roll resistance and stability. Otherwise, the running gear remained much the same as before, with Dunlop servo-assisted disc brakes on all four wheels. A redesigned dashboard with speedometer and rev-counter and the six toggle switches and four minor gauges grouped centrally, established Jaguar's layout for years to come.
The MkII 3.4 has 210bhp on tap, just 10 hp less than the 3.8 at 220bhp. It was capable of 120mph, and performance was so superior to anything else on the road that it quickly became the car to have
KBU is a matching numbers car that has been cherished by its seven owners. First registered on the 1st February 1967 it's history can be traced back to 1977 with Royston Ireland of Bristol, followed by Alfred Wooten of Southampton in 1992. In 1995 it was with Mr Boultwood of Southampton who had AJC of Southampton rebuild the engine, including regrinding the crankshaft, new bearing, gas flowed the head, the gearbox was changed for a BMW 5 speed box and power steering fitted at a cost of some £12,000. The mileage on the odometer was 98,407 on the 1997 MOT. Next was Mr Gascoigne, again of Southampton in 1999 and the same year to long term owner L.J. Norman of Isle of Wight/ Kidlington. There are copious receipts on file for maintenance during his custodianship.
Our vendor bought her in 2011 and has lavished more on her, including a 586 hour full body restoration by J.M. Watson of Malton, c.2008, this included two new wings, four door skins, inner and outer sills plus floor pans. All the brightwork was rechromed, stainless steel wire wheels, new wiring loom, electric seats, central locking, four pot Cooper Craft calipers, stainless steel manifold and exhaust and a full leather retrim and carpets.
Over the years the mileage has risen to the current 30,595, an average of 1,400 since the engine rebuild. She has just completed a trip to Blackpool and back.
Sold with the V5C, MOT history and copious receipts, this Mk II is surely one of the best available today.
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