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1962 Jaguar MK2 3.8 LHD

CKL are pleased to offer this remarkable Jaguar MKII 3.8, a real icon for motoring history. The Jaguar MKII made its first appearance in 1959 and was quickly voted car of the year. The MKII came with 3 engine options: 2.4, 3.4 or 3.8, with the 3.8 being the fastest production saloon car of the time. The Mk2 (1959-1967) 3.8 Litre with the 220 bhp engine was capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.5 seconds and could reach a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).

Due to its high speed and acceleration capabilities, the MKII became highly popular with the Police Force, which at the time was subject to the all-new motorway. It wasn’t long before the MKII would find itself on the track and would capture the attention of period racers such as Graham Hill and Jack Sears.

This LHD MK2 was subsequently imported and sold by legendary distributor Delecroix in Paris. It was restored in the late 1990s while under the ownership of Toulousain French Rally driver Claude Desperon (Targa Florio revival 2000, Sicily – 3rd Rallye Pyrénées Auto Autosur Classic, both in Porsche Carrera RS 2.7) and who, notably, raced this Mk2 in the 7th tour d’Espagne (2005). Offered in British racing green, with tan leather trim and wire wheels, it has a four-speed gearbox with overdrive. It is fitted with power assisted steering, oil cooler, electric fan, dual fuel pumps, in-engine bay fire extinguisher system, Terratrip Rally Computer and a limited slip diff.

The current owner (son) brought the car to the UK in 2015 from the French Riviera with the intention of rallying it in Continental Europe. As a four-door saloon with left hand drive, it is infinitely more comfortable to rally than an open two-seater, whilst still being very quick.

Approximately EUR10,000 has been spent on the car since being brought to the UK, mainly with Jaguar racing specialist CKL.

It is reluctantly being sold because the owner is unable to rally it, as originally intended.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you should require any further information, or wish to arrange a viewing.

  • Price £ 53,000


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