1962 Jaguar MK2 3.8 litre, 4 speed manual/electric overdrive. BRG/Tan. 2nd owner from new; purchased in 1984 from original owner, a family friend. Restored to concours standard in 1981 by Jason Len, XKs Unlimited. All restoration papers and correspondence. JCNA class winner. Tools, manuals, shop manual, parts manual, extras. Drives like a dream. 71,753 original miles.
Jaguar Mk 2 - Very High Specification - JD Classics
If you want an example of the absolute ultimate JD Mk11 Jaguar - the Willow
Green example we have here is probably a pretty good starting point.
This Jaguar Mk11 3.8 was built by JD Classics without any consideration to
cost - the final build total was well in excess of half a million pounds
and the brief was quite
simple from the client who commissioned the car - "build me the ultimate
modern interpretation of the iconic MK11 Jaguar."
The full specification list of extras applied to this car is too long to
list - but highlights include:
Full spec 4.7 engine on Throttle bodies - advanced engine management -
every component balanced - and hand assembled in our race engine shop on
site. We have a hard won
reputation for building the most powerful XK race engines in the world -
the same race engine builders built this engine as a showcase of what
probably represents the
ultimate road/race Jaguar XK engine. To cope with the prodigious
performance increase and to keep things cool - additional oil coolers for
engine and transmission were
installed under the front bumper in custom made shrouds, a custom made
alloy radiator was fitted, the bonnet features custom louvers and in the
engine bay - we installed
extra inner wing engine cooling vents. We fitted Solid billet brake/clutch
Reservoirs on the bulkhead and the car featured a hidden large capacity
This engine was paired to a bespoke 5 speed close ratio JD Gearbox, and
this power was tamed by race specification Dual Circuit Brakes, Remote
control Shock Absorbers, with
Full electrical power steering and the car sits on Custom 16 Inch stainless
steel period wire wheels. Other custom features include - a Wiring loom to
F1 standard with old
fashioned original style covering/Braiding and following racecar practice -
the Battery was moved to the boot for better weight distribution. A neat
idea was the use of a
Photo cell on rear parcel shelf to enable constant charging of the battery!
Naturally both front and rear screens were heated.
The interior of the car included:
JD custom seats with Hidden Rear inertia seat belts. Derrington Steering
Wheel, with Period custom Switch gear to the left of the wheel. Custom
Pedals, Ipod Dock Custom made
in the centre console with Sat Nav above Radio and incorporating Hidden
Speakers. Custom made Air conditioning fitted in the bulkhead with the
switches in the Ashtray, Foot
well lighting - Fully retractable Umbrellas fitted to front door pillars.
For use in today's busy traffic conditions - Rear Headrests were fitted
with Brake lights, Parking sensors were added, LED Fog lights in the rear
brake light cluster were
Twin outside fuel fillers were fitted and for security - Central Locking
including the boot and an Iso fix child rear seat fixing were incorporated
- just in case you had to
transport small precious cargo...
Perhaps the most appropriate extra which is highly relevant to a car of
this performance was the fitment of Radar in both the front and rear Number
Whilst it would be naive to suggest this car did not suggest it had
something a little "extra" under the bonnet - the discreet exquisite hand
built body of this classic
Jaguar belied the tremendous real world performance of this very fast and
refined GT car - much to the astonishment of other road users who have been
passed whilst driving their modern "performance" cars...
JD Classics reputation speaks for itself - we build the best bespoke
Jaguars in the world - and our wealth of experience, success on track, -
together with our endorsement by
Jaguar Cars Ltd as their worldwide Jaguar Heritage Racing partner - means
that - when you ask us to build your ultimate specification classic Jaguar
for use on today's roads -
we confidently assert we can build the best and meet or exceed your
1962 Jaguar MKII 3.8 Start Up and Drive!
Exquisite old Jaguar Mark II 3.8L. Silver concourse winning car with barely
a few thousand on the clock. Leading car is a beautiful 1965 Austin Healey
3000 MKIII BJ8. We're on the way to a charity classic auto show in Seattle,
Mark 2 Jag @ 120mph
My 1964 Jaguar Mk 2 3.8 litre gets put through it's paces at the 2005
Woodbridge Speedtrial. A better gear-change would have helped the top
speed, but when you let a bunny loose behind the wheel...
Jaguar MK2 by Ian Callum & CMC
The Managing Director of Classic Motor Cars Ltd Nick Goldthrop, chats with
Yusef MJamoojee about the the new Ian Callum re-design of the Jaguar MK2.