Catnip: ’63 Jaguar MK II 3.8
This will be our 4th or 5th Jaguar MK II Sedan but only the 2nd with a 3.8 litre engine. This may be the best-looking, most compact Jaguar sedan. The 1959 Jaguar Mark II had many improvements over the older MK I. Most notable are a larger greenhouse, bigger windows, a wider rear track, a new grille, fitted fog lamps, and standard four-wheel disc brakes. The interior couldn’t be improved and retained a walnut dash, multiple gauges that were now placed in front of the driver, a row of toggle switches, and comfortable leather seats. The DOHC engine was offered in 3 temperatures –a 2.4-liter, 3.4-liter and 3.8-liter displacement. Horsepower output ranged from 120 to 210, and top speed went from 96 mph to 125 mph. The transmission was most frequently a four-speed with overdrive, though some Borg-Warner automatics were sold in America. The production numbers are significant so these are not terribly rare cars.
Jaguar Mk IIs are catnip to vintage sedan lovers. One can get sucked in to a MK II pretty easily so bring someone along when you go to look at this offering. Understand the economic risk to a buyer of a Jaguar Mk II is significant. And that brings us to today’s offering that we found. It almost sounds too good to be true so don’t buy this one over the phone. There is a laundry list of parts and repairs that have been lavished on this one. Read the listing for details. It has the 3.8 litre engine that is one carb away from being the engine in an E-Type. We like the white exterior with saddle interior too. And it is said to be recently done in both cases. The asking price of $29,000 is right for a #4 car according to Hagerty’s database. and this should be way better than that if the description is accurate. As we stated earlier, this one sounds too good to be true! If you’ve been looking for a great touring and event car, this could be the one. Read more by clicking here.