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1965 | Jaguar Mk II 3.8

1965 Jaguar MKII 3.8 - Manual with Overdrive

EUR 58,542
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Description

This is an example we know very well, but before the background to the car, we recently sold the car to a new customer during the summer of 2023 and since then it has covered around 1500 of reliable touring, including two trips over to Ireland. Prior to this, it was owned by one of our Sussex based regular customers who spent thousands of pounds during 2022 taking this car to the next level. Hundreds of man hours went into improvements, but also a huge level of work has been undertaken to detail the car to a standard worthy of winning shows and events. 150 hours alone were spent on detailing the engine bay, complete underside including exhaust and each wire wheel to really transform this superb car to a standard worthy of any collection. Detailed bodywork and paintwork was carried out to keep the car looking incredibly sharp, the interior carefully treated and re-conolised to keep an authentic original look, and re-trimmed parts included the centre console and gearstick gaiter. To further enhance the interior the car has had new brake and clutch pedals, a period Radiomobile stereo and the installation of a Henlys front armrest/cubby box. Other improvements included a full machine polish, renewed side light gaskets, factory correct front number plate plinth, renewed correct battery clamp, all small items that show a true attention to detail. The car is a beautiful example, and is now of a standard to match its impressive history and provenance.

This Jaguar MKII has now been known to us for the best part of 18 years and has been sold by us on numerous occasions. Prior to selling the MKII during 2022 and 2023, it was last with us in 2018 and was always a fantastic driver, a car ideal for regular use and over the past four years from 2018 to 2022 had covered 2000 faultless miles. Another example of its usability was the fact it was driven here from Shrewsbury in early 2022, performing superbly over the three -to-four-hour journey. Further to the cars beautiful condition, and drivability, it also with impressive provenance through an extensive history file and feature in the Phil Collins film ‘Buster', Whilst the recent 2022 expenditure is impressive, over the four years prior to that in Shropshire, the Jaguar had £6000 spent on maintenance, improvements and general upkeep so needless to say its been looked after with no expense spared.




TLG 424D was manufactured on the 1st December 1965 and is genuine RHD 3.8 MKII supplied new by Henlys of Manchester. The Jaguar was first registered to a Mrs M W Ferguson in Wilmslow, Cheshire and is today still with its original Chester allocated registration mark. The impressive, comprehensive history file confirms that from 1971 to 1982 the Jaguar was off mainland soil and based in Jersey The car was brought back to England in 1982 by a Bournemouth based MKII specialist and the car was sold to a private owner in Kent. In 1985 the car was bought by the Co-Founder and Director of a company called The Brand Dynamics Group in London who owned the car until the mid 1990's. Over almost ten years the Jaguar led a very interesting life, in 1987 the car featured and co starred with Phil Collins and Julie Walters in the film 'Buster', the Great Train Robbery feature film. In 1989 the owner returned to the USA and didn't leave TLG 424D behind. The Jaguar was kept in the US for 3.5 years and in 1990 it took first place in the Post War European Sedan class at the prestigious "Eyes on the Classics" invitational car show at Edsel Ford Estate and Museum in Detroit. The previous year it had scored 94.2 in the Driven Class at Jaguar Affiliates Group (JAG) of Michigan Concours D'Elegance. This placed it second in class behind a brand new XJS Convertible.




During ownership the Jaguar was improved with an alternator conversion, Kenlowe fan, high efficiency radiator and oil cooler. The totally original interior was subject of some careful renovation work with originality left where possible. The more significant work during ownership was extensive bodywork to include new sills, lower rear wings, door edges and side assemblies in 1986, in 1989 a total engine rebuild to include new pistons and at this time new subframe mounts and new springs were fitted. During 1992 the brakes were overhauled and further paintwork was carried out in 1993. In 1993 the Jaguar was sold to a Swedish Director of British Midlands Airways Ltd who based for several years in the Nottingham area. Invoices over two years of ownership detail excellent maintenance and upkeep with a Midlands based Jaguar specialist. The Swedish owner resigned from the Midlands based Airways company in 1994 and in October 1995 the car was owned by a Huddersfield based couple.




The West Yorkshire couple bought the car in excellent condition and a well-known to us Bentley specialist at the time, Walker and Bamforth maintained the car for them. During their short ownership they attended the JEC Northern Day at Harewood House. The West Yorkshire based couple only kept the car for one year, it was then sold to the owner of a North Yorkshire based Shire Horse Farm who kept the car for exactly ten years. Owning a MK2 had been one of the 'new' owners life time ambitions since being a young business man in 1968. He had to wait 28 years to own his first Jaguar MKII. The car was thoroughly enjoyed over ten years and covered almost 3000 miles of weekend driving. The owner only parted with the car in 2006 as he visited us, stumbled across a wonderful Morris Bullnose Cowley and agreed a deal. We then sold the car to a customer in Lancashire who covered a couple of thousand faultless miles. TLG 424D had been a delight to own and only required service work and minimal maintenance. The Jaguar returned to us over ten years later with 96k miles recorded in exactly the same, beautifully presented condition. In 2018 we sold the car to the customer mentioned previously in Shrewsbury who enjoyed four years of ownership, and most recently our long term client in Sussex. Over the past four years in Shrewsbury Jaguar has been treated to major servicing, new leaf springs, complete heating system overhaul and various other maintenance detailed in the history file.




The comprehensive history file includes invoices dating back many years including records from Jaguar Daimler Norman Motors Ltd in London during the 1980's, MOT certificates back to the 1990's, a fabulous log of work and use from previous owners and old logbooks and records from Jersey during the 1970's.




On the road this MKII is sensational and top class to drive in every respect. The engine has only covered 15500 miles since the rebuild and it performs and feels superb with excellent power delivery and very good oil pressure. The all syncro gearbox is a delight to use, the overdrive comes in and out smoothly and with power steering, sharp brakes and handling, the car is a delight to drive. In 2018 the MKII 3.8 went through our Malton Coachworks workshop with over £3000 expenditure. Work included new front brake discs, front and rear pads, handbrake pads, front and rear brake pistons, new subframe mountings, anti-roll bar bushes, new drop links and bushes, front crankshaft oil seal, new overdrive solenoid and steering rack boots. Having not had paintwork for many years in early 2017 the Jaguar was subject of a complete outer shell re-paint and five years on still presents superbly with a glass finish and lovely straight panels. Including the mechanical work, in the region of £8,000 was spent on the Jaguar in 2017 and a further £6000 has gone into the car over 2018 to early 2022, and then we have the most recent detail work. Chrome work is smart, as are the chrome wire wheels and the webasto sunroof is in excellent order with no evidence of leaking. The underside is structurally excellent and the MKII is ready to use and enjoy. The upholstery is a delight with beautifully aged Red leather seats and door cards, lovely carpets with over mats, a clean headlining and very well presented woodwork. TLG 424D is a beautiful car and feels absolutely right on the road. This is a top quality example that can be driven and owned with confidence, and the extensive paperwork shows that throughout the cars life it has been maintained with no expense spared.

Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Make
Jaguar
Model series
Mk II
Model name
Mk II 3.8
First registration date
Not provided
Year of manufacture
1965
Mileage (read)
1 mls
Chassis number
Not provided
Engine number
Not provided
Gearbox number
Not provided
Matching numbers
No
Previous owners
Not provided

Technical details

Body style
Saloon (4-doors)
Power (kW/hp)
165/224
Cubic capacity (ccm)
3781
Cylinders
6
Doors
4
Steering
Not specified
Gearbox
Manual
Gears
4
Transmission
Rear
Front brakes
Disc
Rear brakes
Disc
Fuel type
Petrol

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Others
Manufacturer color name
-
Interior color
Others
Interior material
Others

Condition, registration & documentation

Has Report
Registered
Ready to drive

Location

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Andrew Welham

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