Jaguar Mark II by Vicarage
For 1960, Jaguar’s refined Mark II saloons were available in 3.4- and 3.8-litre form, setting new standards for style, comfort and performance, with the 3.8 Mark II renowned as the world’s fastest four-door saloon. In short, the Mark II offered discerning buyers a luxurious, wood-trimmed alternative to more conventional family cars, all in a sportier package.
In addition to standard disc brakes and improved instrumentation, the Mark II introduced a larger rear-window, brightly trimmed window frames and thinner windscreen pillars. The 3.8 added such standard features as a tachometer, a limited-slip differential, and a four-speed gearbox with overdrive. The Mark II was impressive in competition, breaking four world records in 1961 in the 3-to-5-litre class, averaging 106.58 mph over 10,000 miles. It was also very successful in such racing events as the Tour de France, which the Mark II dominated from 1960 to 1963.
Vicarage Limited has specialized in upgrading and modernizing these cars since 1984.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Battersea Evolution, London.
240 bhp, 4.2-litre inline six-cylinder engine with dual overhead camshafts, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, rigid rear axle with cantilever springs, and large-diameter, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 107.4"
Source: RM Auctions
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