1967 Jaguar Mk2 340 AUTO

An exceptional, unblemished example in Olde English White with red interior. This car has been the recipient of a substantial historical programme of restorative works and tasteful upgrades, bringing it to the show standard it presents today. Over £28,000 has been spent, with full evidential paperwork, IE over 40 invoices from Marque suppliers. These include a full engine rebuild in 2015 by Jag Specialist.

To briefly recap, it is fitted with a stainless steel exhaust, wire wheels, electronic ignition, new digital radio, rebuilt gearbox, re-cored radiator, brakes overhauled with new master cylinder, body and chassis rebuilt using new parts and panels. All interior woodwork has been renovated, new carpets. headlining, doorpads, furflex, polished wood effect steering wheel, 4 x seatbelts, etc etc. As you can see, the past expenditure far exceeds the current asking price. The full list is far too numerous to detail here, but I can e-mail all the main component elements fitted to the car if you contact me on the number below. Reviewing said list, it is clear that the car has received a most thorough technical restoration.

It also comes with an impressive collection of 24 MOT‘s including the current one to December, 2019. old V5, old tax discs dating between 1995 and 2014 and various other documents. Jaguar owner’s toolkit. Mileage recorded at 91,000.

In view of the foregoing, I would recommend an early inspection.

For more info, call or text John on 07909 231414.

Vehicle based in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. Delivery arranged at only £1/pr mile (one way)

Model History

The Jaguar Mark 2 is a medium-sized saloon car built from late 1959 to 1967 by Jaguar in Coventry, England. The outmoded Jaguar 2.4 Litre and 3.4 Litre models made between 1955 and 1959 are identified as Mark 1 Jaguars.

The Mark 2 was a fast and capable saloon, in line with Sir William Lyons’ 1950s advertising slogan: Grace . . . Space . . . Pace.

Production of the 3.8 ended in the autumn of 1967. Sometime on or about September 1967 the 2.4 litre and 3.4 litre Mark 2 cars were rebadged as the 240 and 340 respectively. The 240 and 340 were interim models intended to fill the gap until the introduction of the XJ6 in September 1968. The 340 was discontinued on the introduction of the XJ6 but the 240 continued as a budget priced model until April 1969; its price of £1364 was only £20 more than the first 2.4 in 1956.

Output of the 240 engine was increased from 120 bhp (89 kW; 120 PS) @ 5,750 r.p.m. to 133 bhp (99 kW; 135 PS) at 5,500 rpm. and torque was increased. It now had a straight-port type cylinder head and twin HS6 SU carburettors with a new inlet manifold. The automatic transmission was upgraded to a Borg-Warner 35 dual drive range. Power steering by Marles Varamatic was now available on the 340. Servicing intervals were increased from 2,000 miles (3,200 km) to 3,000 miles (4,800 km). There was a slight reshaping of the rear body and slimmer bumpers and over-riders were fitted. For the first time the 2.4 litre model could exceed 100 mph, resulting in a slight sales resurgence.

The economies of the new 240 and 340 models came at a cost – the leather upholstery was replaced by Ambla leather-like material and tufted carpet was used on the floor—though both had been introduced on the Mark 2 a year earlier. Other changes included the replacement of the front fog lamps with circular vents and optional fog lamps for the UK market. The sales price was reduced to compete with the Rover 2000 TC.