Jaguar Mk1 3,4 Litre (1958).
A very original example of the first proper Jaguar Sports Saloon.
When Jaguar introduced their 2,4 Litre small saloon car in 1955, it was their first attempt to build a car with unitary construction of body and chassis. The car was extremely strong, as Jaguar over-engineered the construction. In September 1957, the 3,4 litre version was introduced. This car had 210 bhp, and was a proper sports saloon at the time. The 3,4 Litre was also the one that became famous in saloon car racing, as Mike Hawthorn and Ray Salvadori were quite succesfull in the fifties with this kind of car.
This example is delivered new in Denmark in 1958, and has only got 4 owners since then. It is kept in a remarkable original condition, with only a repaint in its original colour 10 years ago. This colour (Pearl Grey) is the same as the famous "BUY 1" Mk1 race car. Inside the car, it still has the original seats and upholstery, and only the carpets were once replaced. This creates a wonderful patina in the interior. Technically, it is in fantastic condition as well. It starts immediately, and the powerful engine runs smooth. The gearbox works very well, and brakes and suspension are all in perfect order. Shutlines of doors, bonnet and boot are perfect, and the way that these doors are closing is just unbelievable and only possible on a well maintained and never restored car.
This desirable and very original 3,4 Litre version is a rare find - certainly in European specification as this particular car. Purists prefer the Jaguar Mk1 because of the pure design and real fifties feeling, and good cars are difficult to find. If you are in the market for an exceptional example of this Jaguar Sports Saloon, a visit to our showroom is strongly advised.