1965 Jaguar MK2 3.8 Running Restoration Project

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Mileage 85,500

RH Classics is delighted to offer for sale this very special Jaguar Mk 2 3.8 Litre Saloon, on behalf of its one and only private owner from new.

This is exactly the kind of Jaguar saloon that we love to see, but rarely do these days – a highly original, structurally sound car that displays some beautifully original features, such as a superb interior.

First registered on 06 February 1968 with the Cambridgeshire mark MEG813F, this 3.8 Litre Automatic Saloon, originally delivered to the Jaguar appointed dealers for Cambridgeshire, Parker & Sons Ltd of St Ives.

In July of that same year, it passed to its first private owner, who has cherished it for the last 53 years.

Having covered just over 85,000 miles from new, supported by MOT certificates dating back to 1974, the car is offered as an exceptionally sound and intact running restoration project.

Finished in Silver with contrasting Red hide and still sitting on its factory fitted steel wheels, overall the car presents well and has clearly been cherished over the years. 

The interior is a particular highlight, as it is completely original and intact, with very good, supple leather, clean woodwork and headlining, all in a condition that’s very rarely seen.  A weekend spent here would really lift the car.

From a structural standpoint, the car is very honest indeed and whilst it displays historic evidence of work over the years to maintain it to an MOT certificate, it is absolutely sound.

Mechanically, the original factory fitted 3.8 engine runs well, evidenced by its relative low mileage and maintenance history.  The main area of attention required will be the braking system, which will need to be fully rebuilt in order to attain a new MOT.

Accompanied by a delightful history file dating back to when the car was new.  This includes the original issue VE60, Jaguar Heritage certificate, MOT Certificates from 1974 and lots parts invoices

It is very rare for a car such as this to come to market in such an intact state of preservation.  It does not require a full restoration, as it is both structurally and mechanically intact, along with that all important interior needing nothing more than a deep clean. 

Built in the final year of ‘proper’ Mk2 production, before the accountants watered down the mechanical specification and trim, this home market car represents a rather unique opportunity in our view.

Priced ‘as is’ at £17,500.

Available for inspection at our rural workshop located just outside of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.  

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