1968 Jaguar 240


  • Old English White with red Ambla interior
  • Four speed manual gearbox
  • Less than 55,000 miles from new
  • Just 31 miles covered since mechanical re-commissioning completed

The Appeal

Introduced in September 1967, the 2.4-litre 240 and 3.4-litre 340 were the ultimate developments of the immensely successful Jaguar Mk2 sports saloon. Intended as new base models, the 240 and 340 were barely distinguishable from each other, and differed from the final Mk2s by virtue of their Ambla upholstery (with leather now optional), slimmer bumpers and the absence of built-in driving lamps. Only the 240 differed significantly from its 2.4-litre Mk2 predecessor, gaining a more-powerful version of the XK six cylinder engine.

 It also gained the 4.2-litre-type straight-port cylinder head, twin SU carburettors and a dual exhaust system.  Power improved from 120 to 133bhp and top speed increased from 96 to 106mph, while the 0-60mph time was reduced to 12.5 seconds. Only the 240 lasted, albeit briefly, into the XJ6 era, the 340 having been axed in 1968. Whilst it did not have the more sporting credentials of its larger engine siblings, the 240 possesses all the style and refinement associated with Jaguar's classic MK2 saloon; able to cruise comfortably in present-day traffic on motorways with comfortable seating and luggage space for four.

This particular example has covered less than 55,000 miles, probably due to spending some time stored.  It was removed from storage in 2020 and has been driven just 31 since it was removed from storage in 2020.  Plenty of re-commissioning work has been completed over the past couple of years, and the Jaguar is now ready for the road, starting and driving well.  Particular attention has been paid to the mechanical side and the interior.  The latter has received a partial re-trim, with new carpets, head lining and rear seat panels.  

The dash top and door cappings have been restored at some time in the past and remain in excellent condition.  Painted in Old English White with a red interior this Jaguar presents well, with scope for improvement if so desired.  Perfect for family trips, with plenty of space, the 240 has always been a superb value entry to classic Jaguar ownership.

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1967
  • First registered in October 1967
  • Purchased by the last private owner in 2015 as a gift for his father
  • V5c In Seller’s name
  • Placed in storage towards the end of 2016
  • Stored from 2016 to 2020
  • DVLA history back to 2005 @ 48,773 miles
  • Last MoT carried out in 2015 @54,358 miles
  • Removed from storage in 2020 and some recommissioning work completed
  • Invoices from 2020 and 2021 for various parts including brake master cylinder rebuild kit
  • Five new tyres fitted in 2015
  • Recent work completed in May 2023 including new plugs and engine service, new thermostat housing and extensive interior work
  • New carpets and roof lining
  • Rear seat and backrest re-trimmed
  • Spare carpet sections, plus original seatbelts included
  • Runs and drives and stops well

The Interior

  • Red interior with red carpets and plenty of wood
  • Red Ambla synthetic leather seats all in nice condition with some age
  • Rear seat newly reupholstered
  • Newly fitted red carpet throughout
  • Door sill plates replaced in 2020
  • New roof lining in 2023
  • Excellent glossy wood door cappings and dash top
  • Original dash and instruments
  • Gauges clear and appear to work correctly
  • Good oil pressure on tick-over
  • Original Jaguar steering wheel
  • Clean and dry boot with minor surface oxidisation to paint
  • Spare wheel, jack and tools
  • Original circular Jaguar tool kit complete set (rare!)

The Exterior

  • Old English White exterior
  • Some blistering and bubbling present on various panels, including bottom of doors
  • All glass and light lenses in great condition 
  • Original painted steel wheels complete with Jaguar hubcaps.  All in good condition with no dents
  • Older set of Vredestein Sport Classic tyres, possibly from 2015, lightly worn 
  • All chrome appears to be original quality, with minor age related pitting and crazing in places, but no dents or damage
  • Correct badging and exterior chrome trim in good condition, including front grille
  • Matching “Coombes” style rear arches

The Mechanics 

  • Freshly re-commissioned 2.4 litre with an ample 133bhp
  • Twin SU carburettors rebuilt in 2023
  • Four speed manual gearbox
  • Clean and corrosion free and solid underside
  • Presentable and highly original engine bay with evidence of new parts
  • Stainless steel exhaust
  • Rebuilt braking system
  • Drives well with no reported issues


The 240 has always been the bargain of the Jaguar Mk2 range with most buyers hankering after the larger engined 3.8, mainly due to its racing connections.  The overlooked 240 has adequate power, even for today’s traffic, and is cheaper to insure and run.  With all the interior luxury that Jaguar had to offer and imposing looks it is a really good all-rounder.  Sporty looks, lively performance and luxurious seating for four with their luggage; a complete snip!


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1968
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model Mark 2
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 54,389 Miles
  • Engine size 2483
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Horsham
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
2 bids
  • David B•••• £2,000 22/09/23
  • campbel•••• £1,000 22/09/23

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