Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre 1961 – UK

Jaguar Mk2 to jeden z najlepiej rozpoznawalnych modeli lat sześćdziesiątych ubiegłego wieku, pewnie dlatego, że często grywał w filmach i występował w telewizji. Jest limuzyną, która wyznaczyła nowe standardy w klasie, i do dzisiaj jest wysoko ceniona przez entuzjastów marki. Ten średniej wielkości sedan z 3,8 litrowym silnikiem szczycił się mocą 220 KM i mógł się rozpędzić do 200 km/h. Co ciekawe, z opcjonalną skrzynią automatyczną Borg-Warner osiągał maksymalną prędkość w zaledwie 3 sekundy mniej niż z manualem, co było w owych czasach doskonałym wynikiem i z pewnością przełożyło się na popularność automatu. Wystawiony na aukcji egzemplarz pochodzi z rynku amerykańskiego i prezentuje dziś piękny, odrestaurowany stan. Na wyposażeniu czterobiegowa automatyczna skrzynia, burgundowe wnętrze, zintegrowany system nawigacji, szyberdach Webasto Monte Carlo, radio Becker Mexico oraz kierownica w stylu MotoLita. Ta charyzmatyczna, brytyjska, sportowa limuzyna wyceniona została na 45 000 – 55 000 funtów, czyli 220 000 – 270 000 złotych.

Link: http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24118/lot/40/

Lot 40
1961 JAGUAR MK2 3.8-LITRE SPORTS SALOON
£45,000 – 55,000
PLN 220,000 – 270,000
GOODWOOD MEMBERS' MEETING
19 Mar 2017, 14:00 GMT

CHICHESTER, GOODWOOD

1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon
Registration no. 519 UYS
Chassis no. P216150BW
*Left-hand drive
*Restored by CMC
*Beautiful colour combination
*Desirable upgrades

FOOTNOTES
One of the most readily recognised cars of the 1960s, thanks in part to countless appearances in films and on television, Jaguar’s seminal Mk2 saloon set the standard for the class throughout its entire production life and today remains highly prized by enthusiasts. With the advent of the Mk2 in October 1959, the 3.8-litre version of Jaguar’s XK twin-cam six became available for the first time in the company’s medium-sized saloon, which in 3.8-litre, manual/overdrive configuration was a genuine 125mph car capable of reaching 60mph in 8.5 seconds, outstanding figures for a saloon of its size even by today’s standards. With 220bhp on tap and a whopping 240lb/ft of torque available at a lowly 3,000rpm, the '3.8′ was only marginally slower when fitted with the optional Borg-Warner automatic transmission, reaching the 'ton' a mere three seconds adrift of its manual sibling on the way to a top speed of over 120mph. It is hardly surprising that the '3.8′ in automatic configuration was an increasingly popular choice, particularly in the North American market.

This left-hand drive Mk2 '3.8′ was supplied new to Jaguar, New York, the accompanying JDHT certificate recording that it was fitted with automatic transmission, power steering and chromed wire wheels, and finished in black with Biscuit leather interior. Following its acquisition by a previous owner in September 2007, the Jaguar was restored by marque specialists, Classic Motor Cars Ltd of Shropshire, there being related bills totalling more than £40,000 on file. Enhancements include four-speed automatic transmission, integral satellite navigation, Webasto Monte Carlo full sliding sunroof, Becker Mexico radio, and MotoLita-style steering wheel.

Finished in black and now with a Burgundy leather interior, the latter in truly superb condition, '519 UYS' is one of the best Mk2s we have seen in recent years. Purchased by the previous owner at Bonhams' Oxford Sale in March 2010 (Lot 436) it returned to CMC between November 2010 and June 2011. Work included repairs to the doors, suspension, and chassis together with a full service at a cost of £13,500. It was then sold to its current owner in 2011 and since then has formed part of his impressive collection of fine classic European cars. Representing a wonderful opportunity to acquire a fine example of this charismatic British sports saloon at a fraction of its restoration costs, the car is offered with a file of correspondence and bills, owner’s wallet containing operating/maintenance/service handbook and a V5 registration document.