Classics, passion for the past

1959 Jaguar Mark-1

NZ$ 55000

Carroceria Saloon
tipo de combustible Petrol
motor 2.4L
Transmisión Manual
Color exterior Red
Color interior Red
Tapicería Leather
Dirección Rhd
The Jaguar 2.4 was the first post-war small Jaguar and in many ways still the most significant.

Powered by a small bore XK engine, it was the first Jag to use a modern monocoque construction and started a range that became the mainstay of the company, selling in large numbers and attracting a younger clientele.

Originally known just as the 2.4 and 3.4, this range later became referred to as the MK1 in 1960 after the MK2 was launched a year earlier. Although most enthusiasts regard the MK2 as the Jaguar to have, the MK1 was a revelation in its day. They’re very similar to the MK2 – indeed there’s more purity to the design and style. And let’s face it, they’re different and a lot rarer than the MK2!

ABOUT THIS CAR

Matching Numbers Car - Heritage Certificate Available
Restored - very straight body clean of rust with excellent paintwork.
Interior - upholstery, carpets in very good condition - most beautiful woodwork.
White wall tires.
Mechanically sound - Car drives beautifully.
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MK1s are pretty hard to find due to their rarity and are still valued less than a MK2, but the gap is closing as an increasing number of cat lovers are seeing the MK1 in a new light.

The burning question is how does a MK1 compare to the MK2?

Well, while they both handled reasonably well for their time, things have changed enormously in over half a century. Driven appropriately, the Mk1 can be extremely rewarding in its own right with adequate performance, even though the 2.4 was deemed sluggish by Jaguar once the meatier 3.4 arrived on the scene.

The MK1 is almost as refined as the its successor on the move and the sight of that handsome XK-style, four-spoked Bluemell steering wheel and centered instruments is enough to woo any MK2 die-hard.

Great cars - Great value - Great investment like any 60's Jag. Our view is that finding the right MK1 will take time and dedication but because of its rarity, this will be a car to keep in the knowledge that it will appreciate far more than its more popular MK2 relative.

If you’ve been hankering after a MK2, then just try the original first – you may well prefer it.

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.

TRANSPORT / WORLDWIDE SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

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