1959 Jaguar Mark 2


1959 Jaguar Mark 2

1959→1967 Jaguar Mark 2

Jaguar’s mid-size four-door sedan, known in England as a Saloon was the Mark 2 which was produced in great numbers from 1959 to 1967. It was eventually replaced outright by the XJ6.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1959 – 1967
built at England
engine Inline-6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Lucas Distributor & Coil
block material Cast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Head
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC
fuel feed 2 SU Carburetors, HD8 2
displacement 3781 cc / 230.73 in³
bore 87.0 mm / 3.425 in
stroke 106.0 mm / 4.1732 in
power 175.2 kw / 235.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 62.15 bhp per litre
torque 352.5 nm / 260.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel MOnocoque w/Front Steel Subframe
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Steel Disc
front brakes Dunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
f brake size 9.5 x 279 mm / 0.375 x 11.0 in
rear brakes Dunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
r brake size 9.5 x 254 mm / 0.375 x 10.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Wishbones w/Torsion Bars, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
r suspension Lower Wishbones & Half-Shafts w/Transverse Links, Twin Coil Springs, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
transmission 4-Speed Manual
tran clutch Borg & Beck 10
gear ratios 3.377:1, 1.860:1, 1.283:1, 1.00:1
final drive 3.31:1

Auction Sales History

1959 Jaguar Mark 2

1963 Jaguar MkII 3.8 Saloon P218707DN – sold for $38,500 Desirable, powerful 3.8-liter model with overdrive. Recently discovered after long-term storage. Matching numbers engine recently rebuilt. A British saloon car performance icon. Attractive color combination of black over red.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auction 2015 by Bonhams

1959 Jaguar Mark 2

1962 Jaguar Mark II 3.8-Litre Saloon P219796BW – sold for $52,800 Professional Restoration by Marque Specialists. Equipped with Overdrive and Blaupunkt Radio. Retained by Original Owner for Over 45 Years. Striking Colors, Interior, and Well-Detailed Engine Compartment. Accompanied by JDHT Certifcate and Digital Photo Documentation of Restoration.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company

1959 Jaguar Mark 2

1960 Jaguar Mark II 3.8 Saloon P 215228 DN – sold for $93,500 Only 700 miles since a frame-off restoration by marque experts in the UK. Finished in British Racing Green with a green leather interior. Includes JDHT Certificate; originally built for export.
Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions

1959 Jaguar Mark 2

1964 Jaguar Mk2 3.4-Litre Saloon – sold for €24,323 his desirable manual/overdrive-equipped 3.4-litre Mk2 was restored by Checkpoint circa 2002/2003 and converted to triple-carburettor induction. The car is finished in grey metallic with red leather interior and comes with Netherlands registration papers.
Auction Source: The Paris Sale 2012 by Bonhams

1959 Jaguar Mark 2
1962 Jaguar MKII 3,8L
– sold for €27,126
Sold new in by French importers Garage Delecroix in Paris, this 1962 Jaguar Mark II 3.8 is one of the few of French origin. It is coloured metallic dark grey with a fine red interior and, after major restoration in 1997/8 and (for the mechanics) in 2002, is in fine condition from every point of view. A bulging file of invoices gives details of the work carried out, for over €20,000, by GT Services in Yermenonville, near Chartres.
Auction Source: 2010 Artcurial Sport & GTs au Mans Classic