Arizona | Lot 209
1960 Jaguar Mark 2 3.8 Saloon
$29,120 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
19 January 2018
- The ultimate version of the iconic Mark 2 saloon
- Known history, including treasured ownership by enthusiasts
- Award-winning presentation in exquisite original colors
- Documented restoration with JDHT certificate, tools, and jack
This beautiful Jaguar Mark 2 was originally delivered to a judge in Kingston, Ontario, in late 1960, equipped with the 3.8-liter inline six mated to a smooth Borg-Warner automatic transmission. Bernard Chartier of Quebec City discovered the car in Kingston and acquired it in 2001, then began a complete nut-and-bolt restoration, lasting over five years and undertaken to concours standards. The car was confirmed by inspection to have its original numbers-matching head and block, as noted on the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, and to have been originally finished in the exceptionally attractive livery of Cotswold Blue over a red leather interior.
Mr. Chartier’s exhaustive restoration involved hundreds of hours of labor in which every mechanical component was gone through, rebuilt, or restored using correct parts, including a correct engine rebuild, all accomplished by the owner and knowledgeable friends from the Jaguar Club in Ottawa. All is documented by a meticulous file of photographs and receipts for parts and materials that alone cost over $30,000.
Between 2007 and 2009, the car was judged at the British Invasion in Stowe, Vermont, winning 3rd in 2007 and 2nd in 2009. After each judging, Mr. Chartier would work to correct the recorded deficiencies, and in 2011, at the 21st British Invasion, he scored 1st Place with the car. In five years it was driven about 2,500 miles, and always kept in heated winter storage. Recently it was brought to Arizona, and reportedly was road-tested and drove beautifully at 65 mph. It is offered with the aforementioned JDHT certificate and records, as well as a correct tool set, jack, and spare.
This is one of the finest Mark 2s available today, a testament to the fine craftsmanship and dedication of an enthusiast for whom only the best was acceptable.