Beautiful restored Jaguar MK1 3.4 litre in a very nice classic Jaguar colour combination.
1957 Jaguar MK1 Saloon 3.4 litre manual with overdrive in the colour combination of Ascot Fawn with Red interior trim. Beautiful restored condition, one of the best quality MK1’s on the market.
On Dutch EU registration, comes with a Heritage Certificate.
This Jaguar MK1 was produced on the 9th of October 1957 in Cream with Red interior trim. Dispatched on the 28th of October 1957 to Jaguar Cars North America who sold it to its first owner. This car was factory fitted with Dunlop 4-wheel disc brakes and wire wheels. In 1991 this MK1 was registered in the Netherlands and bought in 2016 by its current owner.
During the past years this Jaguar MK1 was fully restored with a full bare metal respray in a beautiful period Jaguar colour Ascot Fawn. A completely rebuild engine was installed and all other mechanics were restored. The original seats and wood trim were in great condition and the rest of the interior trim was renewed. Early 2021 the restoration was completed and the car was taken on many summer drives and visits to classic car events.
Driving this car is as you would expect from a sporting saloon, acceleration from the torquey 3.4 litre engine is brisk as well as civilised. A strong healthy engine combined with a great road holding make this car cruise very well on the motorway. This MK1 must be one of the most desirable versions, 3.4 litre with factory fitted Dunlop 4-wheel disc brakes, wire wheels, twin Lucas spot/fog lamps, twin exhaust in a great colour combination and recently fully restored. It is the ultimate classic travelling companion for events like Goodwood.
The Jaguar MK1, a British sports saloon car was produced between 1955 en 1959. In contemporary company documentation it was referred to as the Jaguar 2.4 litre and the Jaguar 3.4 litre. The MK1 was initially offered with a 2.4 litre version of the XK120’s twin-cam six-cylinder engine, first rated at 112 bhp by the factory at the launch in 1955. From February 1957, a larger 3.4 litre version of this engine was introduced boosting the performance to a healthy and sporty 210 bhp. Also wire wheels became available and the 3.4 had a larger front grille for better cooling and a stronger rear axle. Typical factory options were, amongst others, a 3-speed Borg-Warner automatic transmission, overdrive on the manual transmission and the very desirable Dunlop disc brakes for all 4 wheels. In total 19.992 of the 2.4 and 17.405 of the 3.4 versions were produced.
British magazine The Motor tested a 3.4 litre automatic Mark 1 in 1957 and recorded a top speed of 119.8 mph (192.8 km/h) and acceleration from 0-60 mph in 11.2 seconds. A fuel consumption of 21.1 miles per imperial gallon (13.4 liter / 100 km) was recorded. Testing a manual overdrive version of the 3.4 litre manual in 1958 resulted in a similar top speed with acceleration from 0-60 mph in 9.1 seconds.
Jaguar Mark1 3.4 litre saloons competed successfully in many rallies, touring car and saloon car races, notable drivers including Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Tommy Sopwith and Roy Salvadori.
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