ABOUT THIS CAR
Described by Motorsport magazine in 1960 as “One of the best saloon cars …. in the world” and widely recognised as the nation’s first proper sporting saloon.
Much loved by racing drivers, getaway drivers and inevitably police forces across the country it seems there was no better place to be than behind that glorious six cylinder 3.8 XK engine. Legend has it the XK was conceived by Bill Lyons while on fire-watch duty on the roof at the Jaguar factory during WW2. The XK engine is a twin cam design with aluminium head and cast iron block which out-performed the rival BMW and Mercedes engines of the day and continued in production until 1992. The 3.8 in the MK2 has twin carbs and the Weslake designed curved port head producing 220 bhp SAE.
As a Classic the MK2 will still mix it with contemporary traffic and has obvious potential as a classic rally car. The current owner had the car prepared to use on events which it has done with both ease and style.
The car comes complete with a “rally pack” of spares and some rally co-driver aids.
This car is documented to have had a ground up restoration in 1989.
All viewings and test drives welcomed by appointment.