Great original Jaguar MK1. Matching numbers and colours. Manual with overdrive and desirable 4-wheel disc brakes.
1959 Jaguar MK1 Saloon 3.4 litre manual with overdrive in its factory original colour combination of Cotswold Blue with Light Blue interior trim. Beautiful original condition, technically perfect.
Matching numbers, on Dutch EU registration, comes with a Heritage Certificate.
This Jaguar MK1 was produced on the 14th of January 1959 in Cotswold Blue with Light Blue interior trim. Dispatched on the 23rd of January 1959 through Henlys, London UK to its first owner in the UK. This car was factory fitted with Dunlop 4-wheel disc brakes. In the seventies this MK1 was imported into the Netherlands and after a respray in its original colour and conversion to LHD, registered in 1978 on its current Dutch EU registration. After more than 40 years of ownership this car is now on the market for the first time.
This Jaguar 3.4 MK1 is a beautiful original car sporting its factory original colour of Cotswold Blue with original Light Blue leather interior trim, a superb period colour combination. This MK1 is in a very nice original and mechanically perfect condition. It is the ultimate classic travelling companion for events like Goodwood and other classic car events.
Recently around ?15.000,- Euro was spent on service and repairs of which all invoices are kept with the car. Furthermore a LPG installation is fitted and the car runs perfect on both petrol and/or LPG.
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 great road holding and the desirable overdrive option 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, seat belts, twin exhaust in a great colour combination and wearing a lovely feel of authenticity. The car is now ready to be used and enjoyed.
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.