Jaguar Mk2 3,8 Litre Automatic (1965)
A great example of the original sports saloon in the most fantastic colour combination.
The Jaguar Mk2 is still one of the most beautiful saloon cars ever made. Introduced in late 1959, it was the improved successor of the Jaguar Mk1, with bigger windows and a wider rear track. Also the interior was rather different compared to the Mk1, with different front seats and completely restyled dashboard. The Jaguar Mk2 remains the one and only original sport saloon, offering great style and a choice of big straight six engines.
This matching nrs example was delivered new in the United States. It was ordered with the strongest 3,8 Litre engine in combination with the optional Borg Warner automatic gearbox. The original Jaguar Warranty Card from 1965 is still in the file, as well as some documentation from the seventies during its stay in USA. In 1990, the car was sold to a Dutch enthusiast and completely restored to the beautiful condition as it still is now. In 2012, the car was sold to a next owner in Germany, who kept it in the same superb condition. All maintenance invoices are still in the documentation file, as well as a valuation report from that same year describing the car as being in very good condition. The mileage at that moment was 42.400 km. Finally the Jaguar got a Belgian owner in 2016, and it is still as nice as 20 years ago displaying only 43.320 km on the odometer today. It is finished in one of the most pleasing colour combinations for a Mk2 : Opalescent Silver Blue with Dark Blue hide interior. The fit and finish is from a high level with shiny walnut panels and slightly patinated leather seats. The automatic gearbox actually fits the car rather well, and if offers a surprisingly comfortable ride for a 53 years old car.
This splendid Jaguar is a perfect blend between style, luxury and performance. It's a perfect car for everyday use, as it has an automatic gearbox and power steering. The interior is classy and comfortable, and the big straight six engine offers more than adequate performance. A testdrive will only confirm.