Finished in classic Old English White with Dark Blue Connolly leather seating, English burled walnut wood dash/trim and Wilton wool carpeting in its interior. This incredible motorcar has been driven just 17,232 "actual" miles from new. Current owner purchased in 1977 from the original owner with just 11,500 miles on it at that time. Current owner has not restored this car but has only maintained and serviced as required over the years. It comes with a comprehensive service history and has been meticulously maintained, 40 years of receipts. Comes with a copy of original title and second title application in current owners name. Not being a restored car it qualifies to be shown as a Preservation class car at any JCNA Concours event. We are proud to offer what we believe to be one of the lowest mileage examples of a Jaguar Mark II 3.8 Saloon to be found. –This matching number car is equipped with all of its original major components, engine, head, transmission, chassis and body. They are only low mileage and original once!
HISTORY OF THE 1962 JAGUAR: Adhering to Jaguar founder William Lyons' maxim of "grace, pace and space," the Mk2 series set new standards of style, comfort, and, above all, performance. Presenting discerning buyers a luxurious, wood-trimmed alternative to a more conventional family car, and in a sportier package, it is rightfully known today as the world’s first sport sedan. For 1960, the 3.4 Saloon was officially renamed the Mk2 and was offered with an optional new 3.8 liter engine – the same powerplant as the 1960 XK150 and the largest displacement the Mk2 would ever carry. A tachometer, limited-slip differential, four-wheel disc brakes, and four-speed transmission with overdrive were all standard. In road trim, the 220-horsepower Mk2 3.8 was capable of 125 miles per hour top speeds and zero to 60 times of just 8.5 seconds. These cars were equally impressive at long-distance racing and in 1961 broke four world records in the 3.–5 liter class, averaging 106.58 miles per hour over 10,000 miles. The Mk2 would go on to dominate saloon car championship racing, delighting crowds at such legendary tracks as Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Goodwood, and even the Tour de France, at which it proved victorious from 1960 to 1963. It was no wonder then that the Mk2 quickly became the preferred getaway car for London gangsters (matched in short order by the police in their stripped 3.8s) in the Swinging Sixties.