1962 Jaguar 3.8 MK II

1962 Jaguar 3.8 MK II

This is a rather stunning example of the much loved Jaguar Mark 2. With a nice balance of patina this car really is one out of the box. Adhering to Sir William Lyons’ maxim of “grace, pace and space”, the Mark 2 was a fast and capable saloon. The 3.8 which this particular car is is similar to the unit used in the 3.8 E-Type having the same block, crank, connecting rods and pistons but different inlet manifold and carburation and therefore 30 bhp less than the iconic E- Type. The head of the six-cylinder engine in the Mark 2 had curved ports compared to the straight ports of the E-Type configuration. The 3.4 Litre and 3.8 Litre cars were fitted with twin SU HD6 carburettors and the 2.4 Litre with twin Solex carburettors. This special 3.8 also has the advantage of being manual with overdrive and power steering making it a very usable daily classic.

Compared to the Mark 1, appearance of the Mark 2 was transformed by an increase of 18% in cabin glass area greatly improving vision. The car was re-engineered above the waistline, slender front pillars allowed a wider windscreen and the rear window almost wrapped around to the enlarged side windows now with the familiar Jaguar D-shape above the back door and fully chromed frames for all the side windows. The radiator grille was amended and larger side, tail and fog lamps repositioned. Inside a new heating system was fitted and ducted to the rear compartment. There was an improved instrument layout that became standard for all Jaguar cars.

Sold new to Betty Catherine Erenstrom of Takapuna Auckland ,this car has spent the majority of its privileged life in the North Island. This great car is accompanied with a very large file of records and invoices for work carried out on the vehicle over the years. The car featured in New Zealand Classic Car issue 115 in July 2000. This is very much a turn the key and enjoy car ,and what better time to do that than this summer. Viewing and driving will not disappoint !!!

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  • Model Year: 1962
  • Trans: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Ext color: Blue
  • Int color: Red