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Jaguar 3.8 MK2 1963



The Jaguar Mark 2 is a medium-sized saloon car built from late 1959 to 1967 by Jaguar in Coventry, England.

This was a special kind of motoring, that no other car could offer for the same price at the time, when considering power performance, luxury and advanced engineering.

Jaguar managed this unusual feat, with the Mark 2. Like all Jaguars to this point (and some way beyond), company founder, William Lyons, was directly responsible for the way it looked - and with the fitment of revised upper door pressings, a deeper windscreen, larger glass area, and wider rear track, the already handsome Mark 1 saloon was transformed..

For the Mk2, the previously top-of-the range 3.4-litre car was now occupying the mid-range slot. But it was this car that really made the most of its forgiving suspension set-up, exploiting the wider front and rear track, and improving road manners. It was heavier than before so the Mk2's performance was slightly down on the Mk1's, but that was addressed by the arrival of the 3.8.

And it's here - with the 3.8-litre Mk2 - that Jaguar created a legend. The new flagship proved popular and profitable for Jaguar. With a 125mph top speed and throttle adjustable handling, the 3.8 became the saloon of choice for enthusiastic drivers. A limited-slip differential improved traction, and power-assisted steering (a standard fitment from 1960) further improved the way the car drove.

Considered the best of all Mk2s and market values reflect this.


  • Manual With Overdrive
  • Immaculate Throughout – the car was subject to a ground up restoration approximately ten years ago and has been dry stored since.
  • Original Certificate Of Registration Available
  • Various servicing & maintenance records available dating back to 1980 showing engine & transmission work; work on clutch, exhaust, cooling system, carburetors, brakes and much more.
  • Restoration was completed in the last five years.
  • Body, paint work and interior were completed in 2014 and there is hardly a scratch / chip on it.
  • Rust free car, new sills etc.
  • Leather interior, wood, carpets, hood lining – all restored and unmarked.
  • Chrome work in excellent order.
  • Wire wheels – good tyres
  • Very Clean engine bay
  • Very Clean undercarriage
  • $$$'s spent on this car.
  • One of the nicest 3.8's in New Zealand.
  • Recommended to discerning buyers.

Presented in the most attractive colour combination of blue with a cream leather interior. In our opinion one of the best examples available in New Zealand.

You couldn't restore it for this price today, so be in quick, as cars like this don't last.


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Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

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