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.
I first met Clive Cussler in 1999 at a book signing. We ended up hanging out after the signing, discussing cars and the car hobby. I mentioned that I had always wanted to try SCUBA diving. He said that I needed to get certified as a diver and that he was sure I would love […]
Classic pickup trucks are generally narrowed down to Ford, Chevrolet, GMC or Dodge, with a few outliers such as Studebaker or International. Rarely does the discussion come around to the “Cadillac of trucks,” the heavy-duty Diamond T. The Pick of the Day is a 1949 Diamond T 201 pickup, from the final model year, that […]
Russo and Steele has canceled this year’s collector car auction at Amelia Island, Florida, that was to take place during the busy week leading up to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the auction company has announced. This would have been the second year for the Russo and Steele auction, which was set for March 5-6 […]
The small, scenic city of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is usually a quiet place, a wealthy enclave nestled along the coast on the Monterey Peninsula, and known for its storybook cottages and walkable village center. But every August, Carmel becomes something of a madhouse during Monterey Car Week, especially on Tuesday, when the Concours on the Avenue […]
Retro Classics is the annual collector car “trade fair” staged in Stuttgart, Germany. It opens February 27 and runs through March 1, and among the featured displays this week is that of the German Peugeot Pre-War Register. Though its name sounds more formal, the “Register” is actually a car club organized in 2000 by German […]
Topped by a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that sold for £708,750 ($921,985), Silverstone Auctions reports its recent collector car auction at the Reis Race Retro show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, England, produced £4.6 million ($5.98 million) in sales. The two-day sale began with an offering of race cars. Silverstone said 70 percent of those competition […]
This ClassicCars.com Marketplace featured listing is a 1997 BMW 540i for sale in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Equipped with V8 power, a sporty six-speed manual transmission and a fresh coat of ‘Hellrot’ Red paint, this car would be a head-turner everywhere it goes. The Joji Nagashima-penned design of the fourth-generation 5-series, incorporating a lion’s share of […]
One of the favorite classic cars that I have owned was a 1966 Volvo 1800S. I bought it in L.A. for $6,500 and immediately drove it with my friend John Nikas back to where I was living in Chicago. Aside for John and I (mostly John) having to rebuild the generator in a hotel parking […]
The Journal reported on the YouTube video and the wild offer with an even bigger caveat Want to buy a Greenwood Corvette for $5,000? Casey Putsch has one Needless to say, Putsch has been inundated with offers – some legit and some, as he sees it, nefarious. As he puts it in his newest video, […]
This ClassicCars.com Marketplace featured listing is a 1931 Ford Model A for sale in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Henry Ford famously said of his Model T, produced from 1908 to 1927, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants, so long as it is black.” That fallacy only held true in the 1914 […]