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 and numbers matching Mark II offered with the desirable specification of being a manual 3.4 lite with overdrive. Used regularly by its current custodians, and a reluctant sale due to a house-move.
Offered with a fastidiously kept history file containing a swathe of old invoices, MOT’s and tax discs dating as far back as 1990, as well as the bill of sale from when the vendor purchased the car in 2007.