1957 Jaguar 2.4 Mk1
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"Thank you and Jesmond for your very rapid selling of my Classic Car. I have had a lot of enjoyment from participating in various rallies and outings with the car and I hope whoever purchases the vehicle gains as much enjoyment from it as I have had. It has been a pleasure dealing with Waimak Classic Cars over the last few years. Thank you once again and best wishes to you both, I will continue to regularly watch your website as I have it on my “favourites” bar."David Lockhart, Christchurch, New Zealand
The Jaguar 2.4 was the first post-war small Jaguar and in many ways still the most significant.
Powered by a small bore XK engine, it was the first Jag to use a modern monocoque construction and started a range that became the mainstay of the company, selling in large numbers and attracting a younger clientele.
Originally known just as the 2.4 and 3.4, this range later became referred to as the MK1 in 1960 after the MK2 was launched a year earlier. Although most enthusiasts regard the MK2 as the Jaguar to have, the MK1 was a revelation in its day. They’re very similar to the MK2 – indeed there’s more purity to the design and style. And let’s face it, they’re different and a lot rarer than the MK2!
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Fully restored - very straight body clean of rust with excellent paintwork.
- Body Restoration took place many years ago (circa 20 years ago) and car was pretty much stored after that.
- Interior - upholstery, carpets like new condition - most beautiful woodwork.
- We purchased this car some years ago with a lapsed registration and used it as a museum display.
- We are currently going through compliance process and recent work include brand new tires, brakes / handbrake overhaul, clutch overhaul, engine overhaul by Dave Silcock in Christchurch - no expense spared and receipts for all work done available.
- Price here advertised includes compliance.
- Car drives beautifully - pretty much like it did when it was new.
MK1s are pretty hard to find due to their rarity and are still valued less than a MK2, but the gap is closing as an increasing number of cat lovers are seeing the MK1 in a new light.
The burning question is how does a MK1 compare to the MK2?
Well, while they both handled reasonably well for their time, things have changed enormously in over half a century. Driven appropriately, the Mk1 can be extremely rewarding in its own right with adequate performance, even though the 2.4 was deemed sluggish by Jaguar once the meatier 3.4 arrived on the scene.
The MK1 is almost as refined as the its successor on the move and the sight of that handsome XK-style, four-spoked Bluemell steering wheel and centered instruments is enough to woo any MK2 die-hard.
Great cars - Great value - Great investment like any 60's Jag. Our view is that finding the right MK1 will take time and dedication but because of its rarity, this will be a car to keep in the knowledge that it will appreciate far more than its more popular MK2 relative.
If you’ve been hankering after a MK2, then just try the original first – you may well prefer it.
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
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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The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
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