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 Mk II 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 1960s. 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.
Coys are delighted to present this early model 1960 Jaguar Mk II. The early history of the car is unknown but it was registered in Italy in 1990 and spent approximately 25 years in Milan. Extensively restored 6-7 years ago, this Mk II remains in outstanding condition as it has covered just under 5,000 miles since restoration. Originally supplied with Borg Warner automatic transmission, this has since been converted to the more desirable 4 speed manual with overdrive to maximise the available performance. Furthermore, the original engine was at some point replaced with a later 3.8L engine. This cherished classic has been well looked after and is ready to enjoy in time for Spring by its next custodian. The car comes with a fresh MOT from early February- with no advisories.