Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 229
Year : 1967
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : LKE 85E
Chassis No. : 181435DN
Engine No. : 7E 3304-9
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


The lineage of the Mk. II can be directly traced back to its
predecessor, the 2.4 saloon or Mk. I as it would be retrospectively
known in later years. Traditional Jaguar buyers would not feel
alienated by the new offering from Coventry as the interior was up
to their usual standards with leather and walnut being the order of
the day. With 112bhp available, the 2.4 was not overly burdened
with pace, so Jaguar's response was to come in the shape of a 3.4
litre version which was launched in 1957.  As a result, 120mph
was a genuinely achievable pace, necessitating the introduction of
disc brakes a year later to keep speeds in check. Rather than
introduce a completely brand new car, Jaguar successfully
re-designed the car from stem to stern and the Mk. II was born,
debuting in 1959. The chunky windscreen pillars of the early car
were replaced by slimmer offerings giving a much more airy cabin
which both improved the styling and freshened up the design for the
new decade.
Manufactured in the last year of production on 28th April 1967,
this car was originally delivered new via dealer Lagerwij, in The
Hague, Holland.  It was dispatched on 6th June, 1967 with the
first recorded keeper being Stichts Assurance in Utrecht, a Dutch
insurance company still in business today. The car was purchased by
the current keeper from an auction in Monaco in 2006 and, we are
informed, underwent a bare metal re-spray prior to his purchase.
Since 2006, the car has undergone continuous work which has
included the engine reconditioned and head gas flowed; in 2006, the
brakes were overhauled, in 2007 the rear differential was
reconditioned along with the clutch replaced in 2008 and new MWS
wheels fitted, the front suspension was refurbished and new rear
shocks added in 2013 along with a new prop shaft and the overdrive
reconditioned in 2014.
Finished in metallic grey, this rare, European lefthand drive
example is fitted from new with the desirable manual/overdrive
gearbox and supplied with a UK registration document, Heritage
Trust certificate and a current MoT test certificate valid until
April 2017. A well cared for example with style and comfort in
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170