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This specific Mark 2 is the 3.4L version. The 3.4L inline-six makes roughly 210hp. The Mark 2 received a number of upgrades following the end of the Mark 1’s production. Vision out of the car was drastically improved by increasing the amount of glass in the cabin by a whopping 18%. The radiator grille was reshaped and all lights on the car became larger and thus were repositioned. New heating systems were implemented, and the improved instrument cluster introduced with the Mark 2 became the standard layout for all Jaguar cars until 1973. Mechanically, front suspension geometry was rearranged to raise the roll center and the rear track was widened. Four-wheel disc brakes became standard, with power steering and automatic transmissions becoming optional upgrades. This Mark 2 is finished in an excellent shade of gunmetal gray. The driver door appears to mismatch the rest of the car, and the passenger side has become a bit weathered over the years. The rear driver’s side door has a bullet hole in it, although the story behind that appears to have been lost over the years. The weatherstripping all around the car has aged, cracks in the rubber are visible in several areas. The exterior of this car has accrued some imperfections of the years, but for a car approaching sixty years old, it’s in fantastic condition. The interior to this Mark 2 has been well-loved and well used. The dashboard and wooden dash pad are in fantastic shape, as are the steering wheel and center console. The carpets could benefit from a deep cleaning, although they don’t appear to have any damage such as tears or holes. There is wear to be seen in all of the seats. The family dogs seem to be the culprits for most of the imperfections around the interior, primarily the rear bench, and any chips in the wood along the door panels. The passenger seat is in the best condition, but it too shows creasing. However, the business end of this interior has been well maintained. No one ever put their feet up on the dash in this car, that much is obvious.
The Market by Bonhams, the online classic and collectible motorcar marketplace, is now live across the US.
How it Works – The bidding process is simple: would-be bidders register with their credit card details and are immediately able to bid. Automatic bidding is offered where bidders enter their maximum bid in advance. Winning bidders pay a 5% deposit to The Market by Bonhams and then agree payment terms with the seller before collecting their new vehicles.
No Buyers fees and a flat 5% Sellers’ Commission – the lowest in the industry – are the key benefits offered by The Market by Bonhams to US clients from launch. The Market by Bonhams US will be headed by General Manager Caroline Cassini supported by US-based consigners and the wider Bonhams motoring team.
Bonhams Motoring 24/7 – The introduction of The Market by Bonhams in the US marks the latest development in Bonhams Motoring’s ‘always on’ strategy, with its highly successful and prestigious live sales at Amelia Island, Quail Lodge and Scottsdale, complemented by the platform’s daily online auctions, allowing clients to buy and sell collectors’ cars on a 24/7 and global basis.