For Sale: 1962 Jaguar Mark II in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1962 Jaguar MK II Saloon

The word 'saloon' comes from the French 'salon', which means a large room. The term 'saloon car' was originally used to refer to the luxury carriages on a train. It was adopted by British carmakers in the early part of the 20th century to describe cars with an enclosed passenger compartment.

For consignment, a car oft used by bank robbers or gangsters in jolly old England, and then eventually put to service by the "bobbies" due to its power and handling, a 1962 Jaguar MK II. This was the beneficiary of a total rebuild 25 years ago, but still holds its "parance" (sic). Beautiful styling, a sporty sports car with a snappy engine, and cracking interior. Bloody well right Grommit!

Exterior
The body styling looks like it could have been blown from a bubble machine as there is not a straight line on this car. Leading with a leaper, it jumps just above an oval shaped vertical ribbed grille. On either side are the larger round headlights and below some fog lights showing slightly smaller. On the lower corners of the bulbous front fenders is a small round signal light. A nicely fitting bumper is below and has a small central bump to accommodate the bean shaped grille. Front fenders round over and form the wheel wells and flank the V shaped hood. This runs back to the curved oval windscreen, a thin A pillar and more oval styling for the side glass and door sills. This is a 4 door version, and gaps are pretty well minded. Just a few areas of some blemishes and bubbling metal underneath white paint are noted. A sill trimming runs from the front of the hood edges rearward across the sills then dives downward to the rear quarter edges and eventually the rear of the car. Here a large tail light resides just above another shiny wrap around bumper. The trunk lid is curved and has a large plate light above. Gray steel wheels are wrapped in black wall rubber and have chromed center caps.

Interior
Inside red leather buckets in bomber style flank a center red console. Upfront a burl dash top has a slightly angled dash front and here in front of the driver are 2 large circular gauges. In the center is a litany of toggles lined up just below some round gauges, the ignition and a mounted radio just above the console intersection. More burl for the door sills, and more red leather for the door panels. In back is a near perfect red overstuffed bench. Red carpeting floods the floors, and above is a nice tan fuzzy broadcloth headliner and visors.

Drivetrain
Under the bonnet is a silver dual snorted air cleaner veering out to the sides. This tops a silver engine and valve covering. All buttoned up is a 3.8L 6 cylinder mill with 2 SU carbs, (H6D's), and a Borg Warner 3 Speed Autogear automatic transmission. Power goes to a rear axle of 3.54 gearing.

Undercarriage
I say looking mostly chipper underneath with some slight invasive rust on the corners of the lower rear curved undercarriage, mainly on the driver's side. Otherwise black undercoated stamped steel floor pans and rockers. Independent coil springs in front, and leaf springs on back provide the ride, and disc braking on all 4 corners is on.

Drive-Ability
As with all the British cars I snapped this one up for the test drive, and it was a fulfilling experience. The red leather grabbed me and I turned the key and off to the test track for my tool I went. Nice smooth acceleration and plenty of it, good solid braking, and shifting was seamless. The speedometer, brake lights and clock are all not working, and I could hear a faint noise from the bottom of the engine.

In the: "and now for something completely different" category, a snappy rounded design Jag from 1962 that runs great and is a great looker, all bathed in white with nice chrome. Quite right, you're bloody well right to snap this roadster up. Come in and pluck it from our Hallowed Halls.

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Jaguar Mark II
  • Listing ID: CC-1654689
  • Price: $21,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:Mark II
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:9189
  • Stock Number:4437
  • VIN:P220884BW
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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