Jaguar MK2 (Mark II) was produced from 1960 until 1969 and was a true car of its time. It appeared in times when the cars (especially Britain) were made with pride and passion.
The car was quite aerodynamic and had the observable salon. The engine line consisted of 2.4 L engine with the capacity of 120 horsepower, 3.4 L 210 hp power unit and 3.8 L engine with the capacity of 220 hp. In great demand among the customers and so the optimal choice for those who was crave for speed, was a 3.4 L power unit (with two SU carburators), which can offer a good capacity and at the same time, it did not weigh upon the front axle, so it did not endanger the perfect management of the car.
From a viewpoint of dynamic characteristics, the 3.4 L engine working in pair with automatic transmission can accelerate the car to 100 km / h during 11.9 sec. Equipped with the 4-speed Moss manual transmission (with overdrive); Jaguar MK2 can speed up more quickly - at 8.5 sec. The maximum reached speed was 193 km / h.
The version with the smallest engine could reach only 120 horsepower and was suitable for those who wanted to be noted as driving the prestigious car.
In its times, Jaguar MK2 was a very attractive buying. It commercial success was not exceled by any later models of Jaguar. Both policemen and criminals liked this car due to its speed, and the common customers were thrilled with the interior – a wonderful combination of high-quality wood and expensive leather. By the way, the car’s price was quite affordable.
The perfect exterior of the Jaguar MK2 was reached with careful performance of all details. The car had got a good looking radiator grille; Dunlop disk brake with the booster became standard.
The monocoque body, independent front suspension, semi-elliptical rear one, rear wheel drive continued the list of the technical characteristics.
Since 1960 it was produced about 90 640 copies under such names of the model as Mark II, 340 and 240. Among the collectors and experts, Mark II is esteemed more than rarer 340 model.