Sale Type: Auction   --   Sold!
Auction: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2016
Auction Sale Price: $46200
1960 Jaguar Mk II 2.4-liter Saloon
• 2.4-liter inline six-cylinder
• Four-speed manual transmission with overdrive
• Matching numbers example
• Incredibly thorough, documented restoration
• A fine example of Jaguar’s Mk II Sports Saloon
For mass-produced high-speed transportation in the 1950s, it was difficult to find a finer car than a Jaguar. Until recently, all Jaguar saloons since 1955 have owed a big debt of their elegance, speed, and style to the Mk I. But with autocratic co-founder Sir William Lyons designing all his cars (despite being untrained in drafting), his maxim of “Grace, Space, and Pace” found its groove with the updated Mk II.
Introduced in late 1959, the Mk II: 2.4-litres with 120 horsepower With 90,000 sold in ten years in all its variants, the Mk II was the most successful model to date for Jaguar. And, testament to the Mk II’s timeless style, Jaguar used the Mk II’s style as inspiration to produce the 1999-2008 S-Type.
This Mk II could arguably be considered the finest example available in North America. The restoration process left no bolt unturned and, with receipts totaling $120,000, the result is a stunning automobile from first glance to in-depth inspection. Purchased from an estate, this gentleman’s saloon has matching numbers throughout plus the coveted Jaguar Heritage Certificate to attest to its originality. Other features include four-speed manual transmission with factory overdrive, original radio, and complete new interior including headliner and sun visors. The new trunk mat with original jack and tools are a reminder of Jaguar’s workmanship and attention to detail. With only 63 miles recorded since restoration, this truly exceptional Mk II is perfect for making a weekend getaway and earning top awards at a show.