1961 Jaguar MK II 3.4 MOD


  • Superb, restored example
  • Stacks of history and paperwork
  • Wonderful interior
  • Mechanically and cosmetically exceptional


The Jaguar Mk 2 is one of the true icons of 1960s motoring, and not without good reason. Beloved of all sorts of people from business leaders to bank robbers, the compact four-door was one of the first true sports saloons, as fast and agile as it was comfortable and practical.
Back when new the Mk 2 was a very special car indeed – and this one is as special as they get today. Subject to a complete nut-and-bolt restoration, it’s in wonderful order inside and out and comes with an astonishing amount of paperwork and history – it’s a top-drawer example that’s very close to concours condition, with a fabulous backstory.
It’s a reluctant sale – the vendor had wanted a Mk 2 for years and absolutely loves the car, but a series of recent shoulder operations mean he’s no longer comfortable when driving it so he has decided to let it go to a new home.

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  • UK V5C
  • MOT and tax exempt, but vendor has just had the car MOT’d for peace of mind and the current test is valid until May 2024
  • Originally supplied to the former Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, as a company vehicle for the Bulawayo Clothing Factory
  • Manufactured August 1961
  • Jaguar Heritage certificate
  • Imported to the UK in 1996
  • Fully restored with photographic record
  • Folder of bills and invoices going right back to the car’s time in Zimbabwe
  • Owner’s handbook
  • Factory service manual


  • Immaculate red leather
  • Previously retrimmed
  • Wood-capped doors and dash
  • Period Blaupunkt radio
  • The cabin of this car is in superb order, the red seats retrimmed to a very high standard and the rest of the interior in beautifully preserved order, with barely any wear to the wood veneers and door cards and an excellent headlining. 
  • There’s also a glorious late-1960s Blaupunkt radio, the ashtray appears unused and the carpets are in fabulous order.
  • The luggage bay is clean and the floor carpet superb, while the original spare wheel and tools are present, including a mallet and removal tool for the wire wheels. 


  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Knock-on wire wheels
  • Superb paint and chrome
  • Appears superb underneath
Finished in metallic Gunmetal Grey, the Mk 2 is a wonderful looking car, set off by a very smart set of chrome-finished knock-on wire wheels with correct-spec tyres. 
The paint is superb and has a fabulous shine to it, the only very minor blemishes being a tiny bubble under the paint on the offside front wing and another on the off-side rear wheel spat. There’s a photographic record that comes with the car showing the full extent of the bodywork restoration, which was carried out to an impeccable standard. 
Underneath, the floors and sills appear to be in excellent order, as do the chassis rails, while all of the external chrome and trim is in lovely order.
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  • 3.4-litre XK engine
  • Manual transmission
  • Desirable manual with overdrive gearbox
  • Recent mechanical overhaul by well-regarded specialist
The 3,442cc XK engine is tethered with a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive, giving it genuine 100mph-plus cruising capability. It starts keenly and idles sweetly, having recently had a comprehensive mechanical overhaul by a well-known classic car specialist in Suffolk at a cost of over £16,000.
It also comes with a desirable “Double S” stainless steel exhaust system. 
According to the vendor, the Mk 2 is a delight to drive and operates without any known faults.
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There’s a reason why the Mk 2 Jaguar is considered one of the best British classics of all-time, and this one has to be one of the finest examples on the open market. It’s in absolutely glorious condition inside and out and would require very little to make it a concours contender. As it stands, it’s truly beautiful, it’s finished in an amazing colour scheme and is one of the best examples of the archetypal classis Jaguar saloon that you’re likely to find. A stunning and beautiful car. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1961
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model Mark II 3.4 Manual o/drive
  • Colour Gunmetal
  • Odometer 26,043 Miles
  • Engine size 3,442cc
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Stowmarket
  • Location Suffolk
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
3 bids
  • Tonymy £11,500 29/05/23
  • Suggsy1 £10,000 29/05/23
  • tom-det•••• £3,000 29/05/23

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