This classic is currently being restored at the Museum.
One of the all-time great four door saloons set new standards of grace, space and pace for 60’s saloons. It could be ordered to suit, from the modest 2.4 litre for bank managers and successful grocers, to the 125mph 3.8 for off-duty racing drivers.
The walnut interior veneer and XK engine made this a much loved and very collectable classic, rated second only to the E Type. It featured independent suspension at the front and disc brakes all round. The engine was an inline six-cylinder, double overhead camshaft, which came out with three options: 3.8, 3.4, 2.4.
In 1961 Sir William Lyons released the Mk2 Jaguar 3.8 Saloon - one of his best saloon designs. This car quickly became synonymous with British bank robbers of the day, as it was a fast getaway car that handled well on the roads of the day. It was also made famous by the British series ‘Inspector Morse’.
Most of all it was a high class, luxury, and also high-performance saloon car. The Mk 2 did very well in saloon racing in its day. The Mk 2 Jaguar is now highly sought after and collectable in today’s classic car world.