1962 Jaguar MKII 3.4 Manual with Overdrive
This stunning Jaguar MKII 3.4 was manufactured on the 14th November 1962 and supplied new by Henlys of Manchester, registered new 3773 KF and still retains its original engine. We have a continuation buff logbook with the car showing us it was kept in and around Manchester throughout the 1970's. In 1974 it was registered to a then retired footballer based in Salford, Norman A.J Sykes and later owned by an Arnold Clark and then Patricia Smith, all based in Salford.
From the late 1970's the Jaguar was taken off the road and disappeared from the DVLA system until 1997. During the late 90's and 2000, the Jaguar was subject of a body restoration, re-trim in Dark Red leather and engine rebuild. Since then, the MKII has covered just 4000 miles. We sold the car for the first time in 2003, selling it to a customer in West Scotland who owned the car for eleven years. During his long-term ownership the car proved completely reliable and was used for local summer weekend touring.
In 2014 3773 KF came back to us in part exchange and we sold it on arrival to another regular customer in Scotland. He then commissioned Malton Coachworks to around £15,000 - £20,000 of work to freshen the car up and take it to an exceptionally high standard. The body was fully stripped down including the removal of all windows and the engine. The relatively clean body was prepared and then treated to a full re-paint in Opalescent Gunmetal Grey to include engine bay, boot floor, under bonnet, door shuts and floor beneath the rear seat. Some areas were taken to bare metal and the underside was cleaned off and re-waxoyled. All new rubbers were fitted to the car including window seals, light seals and door seals. Whilst the engine was removed it was cleaned, detailed, painted and polished and re-fitted to the car with a brand-new clutch, new manifolds and various oil leaks taken care of with new gaskets. The Jaguar was treated to a brand-new set of chrome wire wheels, tyres and bumpers were sent off for re-chroming. A new boot mat and carpet were fitted, the headlining completely re-trimmed and all the woodwork stripped off the car and re-veneered and lacquered at a York woodwork specialists. The Jaguar was fully serviced, lots of detail in items repaired to ensure all interior lights worked and on completion was delivered to Scotland. Since then, the MKII has covered less than 1000 faultless miles and comes back to us in beautiful condition.
3373 KF has a beautifully presented, excellent clean bodyshell with top class paintwork. Door bottoms are superb, as are wheel arches. The chrome work gleams and the quality of the finish is good enough for show level. The engine bay is sharp and very impressive, so is the boot compartment and spare wheel well which was all cleaned out and painted back in 2014. The interior is very smart with lovely aged Red leather and smart carpets. The woodwork and headlining are stunning, door cards and chrome interior fittings all lovely too. On the road 3773 KF drives superbly with a strong 3.4 engine unit holding excellent oil pressure. The gearbox changes up and down smoothly, syncro's are excellent and the overdrive comes in and out smoothly. The brakes are sharp and responsive, steering is superb and the car handles wonderfully. It's a car that can be used with absolute confidence and it's ready to use and enjoy.
This is a great opportunity to buy a superbly restored MKII that both presents and drives beautifully.