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 production line on November the 13th 1960, this particular Mark 2 was subject to an older bare metal restoration and retrim that took place in 1991. Reflective of its current condition, the car has been very well looked after and can only be described to be in all-round good overall condition. The car was also fitted with power steering at this time for increased usability.
In 2008 the car received further attention focusing on its mechanics which included an engine rebuild, new electrics, aux fan, breaks upgrade and automatic conversion (matching manual gearbox with overdrive is included in this sale).
Finished in green over green this sale represents a fantastic opportunity to purchase a very loved and usable example of the iconic Mark 2 Jaguar that has even been fitted with electronic ignition just last year. Not to be missed.