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

typeSeries Production Car
production years1959 – 1967
built atEngland
engineInline-6
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
ignitionLucas Distributor & Coil
block materialCast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Head
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC
fuel feed2 SU Carburetors, HD8 2
displacement3781 cc / 230.73 in³
bore87.0 mm / 3.425 in
stroke106.0 mm / 4.1732 in
power175.2 kw / 235.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output62.15 bhp per litre
torque352.5 nm / 260.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frameUnitary Steel MOnocoque w/Front Steel Subframe
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeSteel Disc
front brakesDunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
f brake size9.5 x 279 mm / 0.375 x 11.0 in
rear brakesDunlop Discs w/Servo Assist
r brake size9.5 x 254 mm / 0.375 x 10.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionWishbones w/Torsion Bars, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
r suspensionLower Wishbones & Half-Shafts w/Transverse Links, Twin Coil Springs, Hydrualic Telescopic Dampers
transmission4-Speed Manual
tran clutchBorg & Beck 10
gear ratios3.377:1, 1.860:1, 1.283:1, 1.00:1
final drive3.31:1

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