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 introduced in October 1959. These cars were to rank among the best loved Jaguars ever made and are today regarded as classics. There were some detail changes, including a redesigned interior that was more modern but retained the traditional Jaguar image.
Jaguar saloons led the field in production and touring car races during much of the 60s. Not surprisingly the quickest and most successful private entries came from John Coombs’ Jaguar dealership in Guilford. 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.
Rolling off the Jaguar production line in 1967, this charming Mark II has been subject to an older restoration, and still presents well. The engine, chassis and transmission are said to be in good condition, as are the bodywork and paint.
Finished in the classic Jaguar shade of British Racing Green, with a lovely wood and black leather interior, this delightful Mark II is said to run and drive well.
Supplied with Dutch registration papers, what a great car to take the whole family out on a sunny day!