1969 Jaguar (Mk2) 240 Manual/Overdrive £25,995 ono.

Nicely restored, matching numbers example of one of the greatest saloon cars of all time, the compact Jaguar MkII in remarkable condition throughout, following a major refurbishment in 2013, which included a full body restoration, rebuilt engine, plus much other work detailed in many invoices and photos on file. The total expenditure is recorded as over £27,000 to date. Since the restoration was completed, it has covered less than 5,000 miles by elderly enthusiast, as his daily transport, he now requires an automatic, hence this superb mk2 is reluctantly on the market.

Finished in Westminster Blue with red interior, unblemished bodywork and bright work. The interior has new carpets and the optional leather upholstery, which has recently been professionally re-Connolised and looks brand new. It also has optional front spots and chrome wire wheels. Polished Walnut Burr trim. Optional period radio.

Jaguar 240 production ceased in April 69 so this was one of the last of these legendary cars to leave the factory. With a dwindling number of Jaguar 240s still licensed by the DVLA, it’s an appreciating icon which kept in your possession for only 2 years could show a return of £3000 or more, just keep it wax polished and enjoy in the meantime.

Comes with V5, Owner’s Handbook, Lubrication Chart, Photos of rebuild and over 90 trade invoices. The original owner’s toolkit (a collector’s item in its own right) is still in time-warp condition in its fitted container in the spare wheel compartment, a sure sign of careful ownership. This always scores highly with Concours judges too. Lots of old MOT’s and Road Tax discs. A new MOT will be provided on sale.

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Model History

In September 1967 the 2.4 Litre and 3.4 Litre Mark 2 cars were rebadged as the 240 and 340 respectively. The 3.8 Litre model was discontinued. The 240 and 340 were interim models intended to fill the gap until the introduction of the XJ6 in September 1968. The 340 was discontinued on the introduction of the XJ6 but the 240 continued until April 1969; its price of £1364 was only £20 more than the first 2.4 in 1956.

Powered by the world-famous XK twin overhead camshaft engine, the output of the 240 engine was increased, care of straight-ported E-type-style cylinder head fed via twin 1.75 SU’s plus a new distributor, and twin exhausts, raising the power by 11 per cent, from 120bhp to 133bhp. Consequently the 240 feels much livelier than the 2.4 in its original tune and not too far shy of the old 3.4 and some would argue that the lighter engine gave it better handling as well.

The optional automatic transmission was upgraded to a Borg-Warner 35 dual drive range. Servo-assisted disc brakes were fitted to all 4 wheels, slimmer S-Type bumpers with over-riders and 420 style hubcaps were fitted. For the first time the 2.4 litre model could exceed 100 mph and sales went up too.

The 2.4-engined Jag is also well known as the one driven by the morose, fictional TV detective Inspector Morse played by John Thaw. In November 2005, the car used in the television series sold for more than £100,000, but we bet it wasn’t as attractive as this baby.