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2021-09-18 16:50:01 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 11/21
www.silverstoneauctions.com/sa077-lot-16977-1961-jaguar-mk2-3-4-manual-overdrive

Auction description:
The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2021
1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.4 (Manual Overdrive)
A fully restored, matching-numbers example, with many original features.

This 3.4-litre Mk2 is a highly original, matching-numbers example, released from 37 years in storage
It's recently been fully restored by marque experts ‘AMW Restorations' at a cost of around £35,000
1,500 skilled man-hours were invested preparing the car exactly to the owner's brief
The engine was completely rebuilt and overbored slightly resulting in a capacity of 3.6-litres
Lots of original features, including flat headlamps, wood trim and the gently patinated upholstery
Fitted with 123 ignition, a stainless-steel exhaust and painted wheels, this Mk2 is not only a rare survivor but now drives like it was designed to

Make JAGUAR
Model MK2 3.4
Registration Number LCM 775
Chassis Number 155074DN
Engine Number KG83028
Body Colour Green

2022-06-03 08:10:40 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 6/3/22

www.carandclassic.com/auctions/1961-jaguar-mkii-34-nM7OW8_aaid=a5ce63ed-6419-48b8-adb6-8692f74daf04&bsft_eid=cacea2b9-982e-4121-a89 ...

Auction description:

1961 Jaguar MkII 3.4

Colour Green

Odometer 70,526 Miles

Engine size 3442

Town Burton-on-Trent

Auction DetailsSeller Type Private

Location Staffordshire

Country United Kingdom

 • Matching numbers car

 • Original chrome and most of interior

 • Only 70,526 miles from new

 • 1500-hour restoration with bare metal respray

 • Extensive history file from new

 • Low owners

• Lots of invoices for work done

 • V5C present in owner’s name

 • Four owners since new

 • Fresh MoT will be provided to new owner

 • Original number plate

First registered on 12 May 1961, the car was supplied by W. Watson and Co of Liverpool and bought by Mr G. Griffiths. 

The supplied Jaguar Heritage certificate shows that the opalescent dark green is the car’s original colour and that it rolled off the Brown’s Lane production line on 26 April 1961.

The second owner was Harold Ormrod, who owned the car in the 1970s and appears to have had some links with Hawker Sidley Aviation Ltd as there are several invoices to the aero firm – perhaps it was a company car? 

At some point in the 1970s, the engine seized on the car – due to a crank plug punching a hole in the sump and causing a loss of oil - and it was laid up in a garage. At that time it had only covered 68,000 miles.

It was then acquired by the third owner was John Webb in June 2005 who had the intention of restoring it and getting it running. 

Sadly he wasn’t able to do this and the car remained forlorn in a garage until the current owner bought it in January 2014. 

The current owner points out that it was the incredible originality of the car that was the appeal and he took great care to preserve as much originality as possible during the subsequent rebuild. It’s 38-year garage lay-up clearly made it something of a time-capsule.

He then began an extensive restoration of the car, with AMW Restorations of Mexborough being entrusted to do all the bodywork.

Any areas of corrosion were cut out and the bodywork was taken back to bare metal before respraying it in more durable two-pack paint to the original dark green colour. It did not appear to have had any welding or accident repair reckons the current owner.

The photographic records of all this work, together with invoices going deep into five figures are supplied in a thick folder with the vehicle. All invoices for the work are included, together with spreadsheets itemising each and every receipt.

Also included are the original owner’s manual, a workshop manual and even a pristine fold-out maintenance chart that beautifully illustrates recommended lubricants, capacities and maintenance schedules.

The work was finally completed in 2021 and the car is now ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.

The Interior

 • Original seats

 • Original dash relacquered

 • Painstakingly preserved interior 

The current owner took great care to preserve as much of the original interior as possible and apart from the headlining (which had become very thin with age) and the carpets, the rest of the interior is original. This includes the door cards, centre console and the green leather seats in the front and rear, which are unripped and have a pleasing patina on them.

The original Jaguar steering wheel (complete with their signature reach adjust mechanism) is in great condition with only has a little pitting on the chromed stalks to indicate its age and it sits proudly in front of a sea of walnut, inset with a large rev-counter and a speedo indicating a mere 70,526 miles. 

The dash itself – and all the door capping and rear picnic tables – is original and has been relacquered to enhance the grain of the wood. 

Ancillary Smiths dials indicate amps, fuel level, oil pressure and water temperature, with the centre console housing a single speaker and a Diamond full transistorised radio. 

Lots of tactile rocker switches control various aspects of the car, with a well-thumbed starter button firing up the might straight-six engine.

The sympathetic restoration work means that the new headlining and carpets are well matched in colour to the original items and subtly tie the original interior together. 

This is a comfortable and pleasant place to be.

The Exterior 

 • Superb Opalescent Dark Green paintwork

 • Rare original wheels and hubcaps

 • Original chromed brightwork

 • Rare flat glass headlamps

You can’t help but fall for the charms of a Mk2 Jaguars handsome lines. 

Compared to the angular modern monstrosities that blight the roads, this is a symphony of curves and brightwork. One of the more unusual aspects to the restoration work has been the retention of the original chrome by the current owner who points out that ‘it’s only original once’.

With this in mind he took great care to retain as much of the original trim as possible. The chrome has evidence of minor pitting on the door handles and grille surround, but still looks to be in great condition and really gives the car a great look.

Even the rare flat-lens Lucas headlamps have been retained – many get updated to modern curved glass units which detracts from the originality. 

These are complemented by the smaller Lucas driving lamps. All the headlamps, tail lights and indicators look to be original with many sporting ‘Made in England’ lettering on them.

The handsome long bonnet is topped with the original leaping Jaguar, while the ‘Jaguar 3.4-litre’ badge tops the fluted grille and a 1979 tax disc – from when the car was laid up – still sits in the windscreen.

As part of the restoration all the window rubbers and seals on the car had to be replaced and the fresh bodywork looks superb. 

The only negative we could see on the whole paintwork was some minor bubbling on the edge of the bootlid – this bolt-on panel could easily be touched up by a body shop.

The original raised lettering number plate finishes off the car a treat and it is a fantastic looking car in one of the best colours it was ever made in.

The Mechanics 

 • Fully rebuilt original engine

 • Original Moss gearbox

 • Electronic 123 distributor and stainless exhaust

 • All running gear refurbished

Open the bonnet or look underneath the car and you can’t help but be impressed by the condition and thoroughness of the restoration work. 

It’s fully 2K primered and waxoyled on the underside and is in excellent condition with nothing needed to be done – it’s probably better protected against the elements than when it was made in 1961.

The engine bay is clean and smart with the original 3.4-litre engine having been unseized and bored out to 3.6-litres. 

At the same time the crank was reground, new pistons and rods fitted and the flywheel refaced. In short it’s a fully rebuilt engine. Even the starter motor was overhauled, the carburettors restored and a new fuel tank fitted.

In the interests of reliability a modern electronic 123 distributor has been fitted (the original will be supplied) together with a recored radiator. 

For longevity a stainless steel exhaust has been fitted. The original magneto power system remains (an alternator would not look so original) and the car is still a positive earth car.

All other mechanical aspects of the Jaguar were extensively overhauled – from the new rear leaf springs to the fully refurbished brakes – with all items fully documented with invoices. 

As well as the original owner’s manuals, there’s also the original toolset included too – this neatly fits into the spare wheel and even includes a yellow Dunlop tin of ‘Disk Brake Spares’!

The car started at every press of the starter button without complaint and sounded fantastic as the owner drove it up the deserted farm track we used for the photoshoot. 

He points out that the original Moss four-speed gearbox, which lacks synchromesh on first and reverse gears, is something of an art to master but that he’s not aware of any issues with the way the car drives.

2022-08-04 14:08:04 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 8/22

silverstoneauctions.com/sa080-lot-18918-1961-jaguar-mk2-3-4-manual-o/d&pn=0&pp=0

Auction description:

The Classic Sale at Silverstone 2022

Lot Number 528

Registration Number LCM 775

Chassis Number 155074DN

Engine Number KG83028

Body Colour Opalescent Dark Green

The car presented here is a 1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.4 M/OD matching-numbers example, with a fascinating history. The story goes that in 1979 its engine suffered a seizure (later discovered that a cam-chain tensioner part had pierced the sump) and sadly the car was not attended to, and put away in a very well protected garage where it sat for 37 years! Not a great start, but what it did ensure was that, when rediscovered, its originality was safeguarded and, thanks to how it had been stored, it had fared extremely well in terms of bodywork/chassis deterioration. Almost like a time capsule.

Seeing the car’s potential, our vendor set about overseeing a most exacting restoration mostly carried out by ‘AMW Restorations’ of Mexborough, spending approximately £35,000 (with 1,500 hours of labour invoiced) to make this car the perfect mix of originality (with details like flat headlamps that often get replaced) and mechanical health. There is a thorough breakdown of all expenses (copy available upon request), with a box of invoices. There are also receipts and invoices from previous keepers, including some history from the pre-1979 owner.

Some highlights of the work include a refaced and rebuilt cylinder head, block, crank, and flywheel, a balanced crank, and a set of shiny new pistons (the machining was carried out by R&E Arnett of Doncaster); all new brake calipers, and an overhaul of the master cylinder, braking system, and clutch (by Ward Engineering of Colchester); a new fuel tank, new leaf springs, all new shock absorbers, steering ball joints, bushes, brake pads, and tyres.

Slightly over-bored, the Jag's capacity is now 3.6-litres – so watch out you 3.8-litre drivers! Now fitted with 123 ignition, a stainless-steel exhaust and painted wheels, this MK2 is not only a rare survivor but now drives like it was designed to. It has been enjoyed and maintained by our vendor for a few years since its transformation, now properly bedded-in and in tip-top health. A well set-up Mk 2 is a revelation and should be enjoyed by every enthusiast at some point. This may be your opportunity.

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