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This superb, Australian supplied Jaguar MKII 3.4 is in excellent order and is ready for any level of touring. The Jag has driven to us from Gloucestershire and has recently toured to Cangas de Onis in Northern Spain and done some extensive UK touring. The recent owners commented how the car made easy work of the hairpin bends in both the Picos and Cantabrian mountains, covering 800 faultless miles. Over the past two years and since coming into the UK from Brisbane, the Jaguar has had over £18,000 spent on ensuring it is in excellent order throughout and has covered in the region of 4000 miles without incident.
This MKII 3.4 was manufactured on the 23rd September 1962 and supplied new by dealership Bryson to a Doctor in Sydney and from the Heritage Certificate we can confirm the original engine is still with the car. The MKII stayed in New South Wales for most of its life and in 1995 its elderly owner stopped driving the car and parked it in a warm, dry shed. When the elderly owner passed away in 2011, relatives sold the car and at this point the car left NSW. All fluids were changed, a new battery fitted and with some fresh fuel the car started. Now running, the MKII was sold to a well-known professional restorer in Brisbane who continued to work on the car, treating it to a full re-paint, fitting Coombs spats, new rubbers and carrying out various re-chroming. The excellent, solid underside was cleaned and re-sprayed with underbody deadener and the car improved with upgrades to include power steering, Willwood four piston brake calipers, and Gaz adjustable shock absorbers were fitted. Other mechanical work included re-coring the radiator and rebuilding the carburettors. One other important upgrade in Australia was the fitting of a later all syncro four speed Jaguar gearbox with overdrive improving the driving experience further.
The Jaguar was brought to the UK in 2015 and since then has had over £18000 spent on taking it to a very high standard. The smartly presented interior has been improved with brand new carpets, new seat belts including mountings and a re-veneered dash top. External appearance has been improved by a brand new set of chrome wire wheels with Dunlop tyres and a brand new radiator grill. The most major work carried out recently is a total engine strip down and rebuild to include new pistons, bearings, oil pump and re-ground crankshaft. The differential was also removed and fully rebuilt, the overdrive unit replaced with a re-conditioned unit and other work included fitting a new wiper motor, new alternator, Electronic ignition, rebuilding the distributor, re-conditioning the rev counter and replacing the clutch slave cylinder.
This is now a brilliantly well prepared MKII that is ready to use and enjoy. It drives exceptionally well with a perfect rebuilt engine holding excellent oil pressure and delivering impressive performance. The all syncro gearbox is smooth and effortless to use, the overdrive comes in and out smoothly the power steering is lovely and light, the brakes are sharp and the suspension feels perfect. The car presents beautifully with a strong, deep paint finish and excellent straight panels. The underbody is outstanding as expected having spent most of its life in Australia. The chrome work gleams and the interior is equally impressive with lovely Cream leather seats, excellent carpets, woodwork and smart headlining. This is a MKII Jaguar that can really be used, it can be driven with full confidence and has already proven totally reliable and much fun on the Continent touring.