Highlights

  • Older professional restoration sparingly used 
  • Same keeper for 32 years and always garaged
  • Desirable black over tan colour scheme 
  • Ideal touring car with 3.8litre engine, auto box and power steering
  • Genuine factory 3.8 

The Appeal

The joy of the Mk2 is that the criminals were just as likely to turn up at court in one as the barristers. Although the later S-Type got the E-Type rear axle, both cars had the power plus the space for ‘colleagues’ that made them perfect for legal and more nefarious errands. 
Those qualities make a good Mk2 perfect as a touring car. This lovely ‘62 Mk2 would do that job very well because it has the big 3.8 XK motor, relaxing auto box and manouvrable power steering. 
Finished in fetching black over a tan leather cabin, it was professionally restored - and converted to RHD - soon after arriving from a dry American state over 30 years ago. The work has held up very well indeed, helped by sparing use and a single long term keeper. 
This is a lovely, characterful Mk2 that has the right specification to enable the buyer to really enjoy these stylish, relaxing cars. 



History and Paperwork

  • Chassis records show this car was built in late 1961 as a 3.8litre LHD car 
  • It is recorded as first registered in 1962 
  • Originally sold new as a LHD 3.8litre car to the USA 
  • First UK registered on 24th May 1990 
  • Imported from America as a rust-free car
  • Does not have the ‘BW’ gearbox suffix so may not originally have been automatic 
  • According to the seller the current keeper purchased it on 6th January 1992 
  • Always garaged during current keeper’s tenure 
  • History file includes all MOTs up until 2018
  • Bare metal respray in 1992 with highlights summarised below 
  • Restoration invoice from 1992 
  • Invoice from 2016 for further mechanical work by specialist 
  • Vendor reports that the engine has never been overhauled 
  • He also advises that the car has never been welded 
  • MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt as Historic Vehicle 
  • Last MOT expired May 2018 with no advisories and 87,207 miles showing 
  • No advisories on any MOTs back to 2006 
  • Sparing use since 2006 with 87,089 miles showing that year 
  • Now showing 87,545 miles 
1992 restoration summary: 
  • Converted to RHD 
  • New carpets
  • Headlining replaced
  • Seats repainted
  • Various interior trim items replaced
  • Wood relacquered
  • Rubber seals replaced
  • Stainless steel exhaust fitted 
  • Power steering kit fitted
  • Radial tyres fitted all round 
  • New chrome wire wheels 



The Condition

  • Refinished in black in 1992 following bare metal respray 
  • Sparing use since means the car remains in very good overall condition 
  • Paintwork presents well with few visible signs of deterioration 
  • Bodywork similarly well kept with good panel fit, particularly to doors 
  • Sills and arches are well kept as are the door bottoms 
  • Chromework in good order with bright finish and straight front and rear bumpers 
  • Underside presents very well with clean, well kept undersealing throughout 
  • Vendor states that the car has never been welded
  • Chrome wire wheels with radial vintage-type tyres fitting of indeterminate age 
  • Tan leather interior refreshed during restoration and barely used since 
  • Unmodified cabin which includes factory two-spoke wheel and period radio 
  • Vendor advises that there is a small crack on the steering wheel horn push
  • Cabin veneers are in good order with no notable deterioration 
  • Tidy boot area including factory vinyl boot trim 



The Mechanics

  • 3.8litre XK engine with twin carburettors 
  • 3spd automatic gearbox possibly a later fitting 
  • Regularly serviced during its life according to seller 
  • Tidy engine bay with clean fittings and evidence of maintenance 
  • Vendor states that the engine has never been overhauled 
  • There are invoices for some mechanical work shown in photographs 
  • Attractively upgraded with stainless steel exhaust and power steering 
  • Professionally converted to right hand drive 
  • No reported running or driving issues
  • The vendor states that it is as good as the day it was restored 32 years ago 



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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1962
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model Mark 2
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 87,545 Miles
  • Engine size 3781
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Sunderland
  • Location Tyne and Wear
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
6 bids from 4 bidders
  • irv_lov•••• £15,000 17/06/24
  • benjami•••• £12,000 15/06/24
  • Stacky £11,000 15/06/24
  • benjami•••• £10,000 14/06/24
  • eddy-wr•••• £5,500 14/06/24
  • irv_lov•••• £5,000 14/06/24
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