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jaguar mk2 3.8l SPECIFICATIONS
What makes this car special?
The Jaguar MK2 3.8L was a very well known and fast saloon back in 1959 when it was first introduced and had a production run until 1967. Evolved from the Mark 1, it featured updates and improvements such as larger front and rear screens with larger side windows, wider track and disc brakes on all fours wheels as standard on all Mark 2s. It came with different engine options which starts with a 2.4 litre engine and ends with a high end 3.8 litre inline 6 cylinder engine.
During it’s production run, it was known to be an incredibly great all-round package of performance and practicality, so much that it was the preferred choice for bank robbers to use as getaway vehicles. The law enforcement eventually had to upgrade their pursuit vehicles to the Jaguar Mark 2 just to apprehend them.
The engine itself is a similar layout to the 3.8 litre engine found in the Jaguar E-Type. Similarities include the same block, crank, connecting rods and pistons. A different inlet manifold and two SU carburetors were used in the Mark 2 compared to the E-Type which had three.
It also had a successful competition history, winning a combination of touring car championships and endurance races in Europe and Australia such as the 1962 Australian Touring Car Championship and the 1963 Brands Hatch 6 Hour endurance race.
This high quality example was made in 1964 and is equipped with the high end 3.8 litre straight six engine and a four speed manual gearbox with overdrive. Power output produced is 220 BHP and will reach 100km/h from a standing start in 8.5 seconds and will go on to achieve a 201km/h top speed.