1968 Jaguar Mk2 340. 3.4L dual SU carburetors, dual overhead cam, straight six cylinder, 4 speed with Overdrive. 51,000 original miles. All numbers matching. Beautiful older concourse restoration that has mellowed to a gorgeous driver condition. White over black interior. This is an extremely original, low mileage car that has had one engine-and-glass out repaint in single stage Sikkens JAG432 in original Old English white. Owing to a masterful and sympathetic restoration that aimed to keep the car as original as possible, this late series MK2 340 retains its beautiful original lacquered wood and interior materials throughout. The original black interior is near flawless and retains its minty original seats, headliner, door cards, and sun visors. The black carpet, with its thick textile underlayment, was replaced during its restoration and shows as new. The paint still presents beautifully, with great depth and shine. Old English white really showcases the gorgeous body lines and judging by people's reaction to this car, must be one of the classiest and most successful colors for a MK2. The original chrome bumpers and stainless brightwork is excellent condition. This, generally accepted, most iconic of all sporting sedans was originally delivered new in April of 1968 by the Belgian Motor Company in Brussels to Mr. Emanuel Van Dam, a principal of a well-known marketing firm in Brussels. Early-on in its life, recognized as a forever--classic, the car was purchased by Mr. Mats R., a Swedish national who had the car restored by Swedish Jaguar restorer Roland Nordh for the purpose of showing it. The third and last owner, Donald M. was a colonel in the US Airforce who purchased the car from Mr. R. in Sweden in 2004 and enjoyed it as his collector car while he was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. When he transferred back to the US the car was first shipped by him to Maryland (there are photos showing the car displaying a Fort George Meade full-bird colonel parking pass), then Florida, and last Palm Desert, California where Colonel M. is retired. This particular example is a rare find with its high degree of originality, pedigree, wonderful condition, complete original toolkit, and complete history documentation. It comes with its original Belgian delivery papers, Belgian Motor Company warranty card, owner's manual, service booklet, photos at the time of its restoration in Sweden, Swedish car show entry document, Swedish and Californian license plates, its Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirming correct factory colors and numbers matching, and more. Since acquiring the car, we have done a very comprehensive service and mechanical refresh to ready it for its next caretaker's enjoyment for years to come. This service included changing all fluids, filters, spark plugs, and belts. We adjusted the valves, rebuilt the carburetors, and did a complete brake service. We resurfaced the flywheel and replaced the clutch. We installed new steering column bushings, a labor-intensive step often skipped, in order to get a true 1968 car driving experience. We mounted and balanced new Vredestein Sprint tires on the gorgeous chrome spoke wheels, replaced a few suspension bushing that we deemed tired, and installed a new set of adjustable shocks, which are currently set to 5 on a 1-10 adjustment scale. The result is a MK2 Jaguar that feels truly original and drives as fabulously as it looks. Price: $39,500 Notes: --1967-68 MK2 240 and 340's were the final run of the MK2 line, available with a 2.4 or 3.4 liter engine respectively. Owing to a new straight ported head, as used in the E-type, the 340's 3.4 liter engine makes about the same power as the earlier 3.8 liter cars. --The last three pictures show the car in Palm Springs, California.
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