1967 Jaguar 240 O/D


  • Bought new by an RAF Group Captain and Second World War veteran who owned the car until their death in 1999
  • Restored to an exemplary standard in Italy where it subsequently received ASI Gold certification
  • Equipped with the highly desirable manual gearbox and overdrive from the factory

The Appeal

Combining performance and comfort in equal measure, the Jaguar MkII, latterly sold as the 240 and 340, was the go-to fast British saloon of the 1960s. Well preserved examples are particularly sought after, especially those with manual gearboxes and overdrive and that’s exactly what we have here.

This beautifully restored Jaguar 240 was bought brand new in 1967 by an RAF Group Captain and Second World War veteran who owned the car until their death in 1999. It later made its way to Italy where it was restored to an exceedingly high standard by its new owner who used it to participate in several events. It was submitted for ASI evaluation and received its Gold certification in 2017. Now repatriated to the UK, this superlative and storied Jaguar is now in need of a new home. It remains in fantastic overall condition, accompanied by a substantial history file including a wealth of information about previous owners. 

If you’ve always wanted a well sorted, manual MKII, then be sure not to miss this charming 1967 240.

The History and Paperwork

  • The vendor has written up an account of the car’s history containing details of its previous owners
  • Service records for the first owner obtained from the Royal Air Force
  • Record of the first owner’s OBE, awarded in 1955
  • MOT valid until October 2023 - although exempt due to its age
  • Accompanied by various invoices for servicing and parts
  • Copy of original maintenance handbook and service schedule
  • ASI certification and Gold plaque accompany the car
  • Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate
  • Tax reminder present although the vendor has misplaced the V5C
  • Supplied by C Allen & Son Ltd. Tone Bridge Garage, Taunton
  • Bought new by an RAF Group Captain and Second World War veteran who owned the car until their death in 1999
  • Following the death of the first owner, the jaguar spent some time in Yorkshire before it made its way to Italy in approximately August 2010
  • Restored to a high standard by the owner and used to participate in several events
  • Awarded ASI Silver certification in 2016 and Gold certification the following year
  • Acquired by the present owner in September 2017

The Interior

  • Attractive red leather upholstery in very good condition
  • Delightful walnut dashboard and door cappings with has accrued a slight patina
  • Equipped with a modern DIN pioneer stereo
  • The seats display little in the way of wear besides a couple of small nicks in the driver’s seat
  • All the leather looks to be supple and without any heavy creasing or cracking
  • All the woodwork appears in really good order, with some slight age related patina in places
  • Retains period correct switchgear and instrumentation which presents really well
  • Smart red carpeting with only light wear
  • Moto Lita Sports steering wheel
  • Additional Union Flag cushions in the rear
  • The headlining looks to be in excellent order, as do the sun visors
  • Well presented boot

The Exterior 

  • Handsome Cream paintwork with very few blemishes to be seen
  • Remains a really bright and shiny example
  • Chromed wire wheels in great condition
  • Some of the chrome has deteriorated somewhat and has some slight corrosion visible in places
  • Incredibly smart underneath, with just light surface corrosion in a few isolated areas
  • The remainder of the trim presents really well, with minimal signs of wear
  • Union Flag badge on the bootlid
  • Very straight bodywork with no obvious signs of corrosion
  • All the glass and light lenses present really well
  • Equipped with a badge bar

The Mechanics 

  • 2.4-litre DOHC straight-six
  • Manual gearbox with overdrive
  • History of judicious servicing
  • We understand that this jaguar is in very fine mechanical order - running and driving really well
  • It presents nicely under the bonnet, with just a little light corrosion on a few components


Jaguar were at the top of their game during the 1960s and this 240 is some of their finest work. Presented in very good condition and with a rich history, this rare and desirable factory manual with overdrive car is sure to be of great interest to enthusiasts.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1967
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model 240 o/d
  • Colour Cream
  • Odometer 108,736 Miles
  • Engine size 2483cc
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Haywards Heath
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
8 bids
  • fiero.a•••• £13,000 31/05/23
  • m-h_2 £12,000 31/05/23
  • bspanes•••• £8,500 31/05/23
  • Allen £7,500 31/05/23
  • RMHE £6,500 31/05/23
  • mickytr•••• £6,000 30/05/23
  • nigel-b•••• £5,500 29/05/23
  • alexis-•••• £5,000 28/05/23

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