1967 Jaguar (Modernised) Mk2 3.8 Saloon Auto/PAS £46,995
Very high, custom specification.
Video link (cut and paste) https://youtu.be/XzVKneqpuig
If you are looking for the ultimate Mk2 Jaguar, then we think your search may be over. Widely regarded as the best-looking saloon ever made on these shores, the Jaguar Mk2 embodied the William Lyons philosophy of ‘Grace, Pace and Space’. However, some people are never happy and always think they can go one better – which is where the previous owner/creator of this car comes in.
He had always loved the lines of the Mk2 but was concerned that after years of being spoiled by the sheer convenience of modern cars, the reality of driving such an old car simply wouldn’t live up to the dream. His answer was simple – he would get one specially built just the way he wanted it. To cut a long story short he decided on having the car completely rebuilt with as many modern improvements merged into the 60’s styling as possible and was not bothered about keeping the car as original, he just wanted it to drive like a 21st century executive car.
His first task was to source the best possible shell he could find, the solution coming in the form of a virtually rust-free two-owner 240 dating from October 1967 which he bought in 2012. Over the next six years he had the car professionally rebuilt from the ground-up, adding many upgrades along the way. The cost was reputed to be between £70,000 and £80,000!!
The exact spec is too detailed to list in full here but highlights include: fully rebuilt 3.8 engine with new pistons etc mated to a reconditioned Jaguar X300 automatic gearbox; uprated systems include … disc brakes and rear coil suspension conversions.. Copper extra-cored radiator; Kenlowe fan, heating and ventilation including modern air conditioning from RetroAir USA, windscreen wiper/washer from CMC; electrics and high intensity discharge headlamps; electrically adjustable X300 Sport seats, modified to fit and retrimmed in new Italian cream leather; inertia-reel seat belts front and rear; Nardi steering wheel; modern sound system, new door, boot and screen rubbers; new 15” MWS 72-spoke chrome wire wheels with new Avon tyres; the list goes on and on but you get the picture…
The body and interior are similar to a brand spanking new car.
Halfway through the build the vendor saw details of the upgraded Mk2 Jag that Ian Callum (Jaguar, Director of Design) had specially commissioned Classic Motor Cars Ltd (CMC) to make for him on his retirement. See link …
Taking inspiration from that car, he copied the front and rear styling, ditching the heavy chrome bumpers in favour of lightweight resin bumpers moulded to the shape of the car and painted in body colour, a mesh grille being added for a more sporting look. The wheel arches were also subtly flared and the whole car treated to a bare metal repaint in Rouge Lucifer (Diablo Red) metallic, all fully documented in many photos and invoices on file.