Comfort and Fun: ’63 Jaguar MK II 3.8
A vintage Jaguar Saloon, or Sedan on this side of the pond, is a thing of beauty.. They adhered to Sir William Lyon’s philosophy of “grace, pace and space”, when they conceived this elegant 4-door. Like many old luxury cars, they were not respected by collectors as much as sporty coupes and convertibles. We get that. However with the increasing popularity of historic rallies and enjoyable classic car tours, they are gaining some serious respect. Why not be comfortable while you’re having fun. We are not suggesting taking Grandpa’s Buick Electra 225 on the New England 1000 mind you. But a sporty Jaguar sedan equipped with a 3.8 litre engine connected to a 4-speed manual with overdrive, won’t embarrass you. You want to buy one of these carefully. Find an all original low mileage car with few owners and a pile of service records or capitalize on someone who went through the financial pain of restoring one. That isn’t a cheap proposition. Today’s find is the later. It has been meticulously renovated to look and run great. Of course, those are the seller’s words not ours. Trust but verify. This one has the largest engine at 3.8 liters and the desirable overdirve 4-speed manual. That makes this an ideal candidate for a long distance rally or tour. Prices on these cars have been going up. The Sports Car Market Price Guide and Hagerty’s Valuation tools don’t agree. Hagerty has top cars at $59,500 and SCM at $37,500. That’s quite a spread. The seller is asking $42,500 and we don’t think there will be enough demand to warrant that number. Perhaps it is a bit ahead of the market. The seller might be up for some negotiating so contact them by clicking here.