Variant name:3.8 , The Holy grail Jaguar Mk2, A genuine 3.8 litre “Coombs”. This is one of only 33 believed ever built and recently certified for us by Ken Bell, former workshop manager of Coombs who actually built this very car. Coombs of Guildford were a leading race team in the 60’s preparing and campaigning Mk2 Jaguars with huge success, John Coombs himself piloted the most successful cars from any racing stable at the time. To understand what a Coombs car is, you have to understand the special engineering carried out to the converted cars, with many options available. This car was given the full monte, 9:1 compression pistons, 2” HD8 SU carburettors, special induction manifold, Barwell gas flowed and ported head specially for coombs, D-type camshafts, larger inlet valves, modified distributor, special straight through competition exhaust system centre exit, lead-bronze main and big end bearings, lightened flywheel, high ratio steering box, koni shock absorbers, modified suspension including stiffer anti-roll bar / stiffer coil springs to front / heavy duty leaf springs to rear, extra wide track chrome Dunlop wire wheels, E type all synchromesh gearbox with Laycock de Normandville overdrive, Power-Lok 3.73 ratio rear axle, front and rear arches modified by Coombs to accommodate wide track wheels, E type wood rim steering wheel, wooden gear lever knob, push button radio with twin speakers / balance control and roof aerial, reclining seats, heated rear window, foglamp covers and ‘Sundym’ tinted glass. This is a very capable car even today, and in period this was a race car for the road, a supercar of its time and faster than a 3.8 E type. This example has just 1 former keeper, a well-known musician from the sixties, and the most incredible provenance. This car with its special order black trim over opalescent silver grey paintwork, and almost all options chosen, was deemed lost – the Coombs register actually compiled by Ken Bell had this cars whereabouts marked as unknown / perhaps lost. However this was as the owner was very discreet, didn’t publicly flaunt his car and therefore it floated under the radar for 51 years. Cars like this come once in a lifetime if lucky enough, with irrefutable provenance and ownership, from Coombs factory notes on the commissioning of the car, log book showing number of former keepers – ‘none’,down to the build sheet still in its 3 box file thick history. Of the lowly number of cars built, around 30-35 cars total, quite a few have been lost, raced, crashed, taken apart etc, and the ones that have survived are often in different configuration to how they were built. Not this car, she carries all of her original spec, right down to the finest detail, her vented bonnet the only alteration. (we have the original bonnet also). Her only discerning owner maintained her so sympathetically and she has only covered just over 70k miles. This has to be the most original, highest spec, lowest ownership GENUINE Coombs MK2 in existence? A vehicle of serious historic importance, so rare with only twenty something examples left – this recently discovered treasure was thought to be lost forever. Find another. Hilton and Moss are very proud to be the new custodians of such a significant piece of motoring history, be sure to see us with the car at all of the important historic vehicle events next year.
1964 Jaguar MK II 3.4 Litre Automatic. Westminster Blue with red leather upholstery. This most elegant-looking example of Jaguar's immortal MKII Saloon is a real credit to its last owner. Its 3.4 litre XK engine is married to an automatic transmission and drives just as it should with excellent oil pressure. This MK II has been in its current ownership since May 2012 and recent maintenance has involved new tyres, suspension bushes, gearbox and engine mounts, carpets, door cards, arm rests, pockets, seat squabs and refinished door cappings. Desirable upgrades to the standard specification include electric fan, electronic ignition and a stainless steel exhaust system. The Jaguar presents very well and would grace any classic car showground and is just waiting to be enjoyed in new hands. Absolutely any inspection is welcome and viewing is highly recommended. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Delivery can be arranged.
JAGUAR COOMBS MK2 This car had been in the same ownership since the mid-1970s and stored in a barn. The owner’s intention was to one day restore and use the car as everyday transport. Over the passing years the inclination to spend hundreds of hours underneath a classic Jaguar lost its appeal and the car was put on the market. Fortunately for us one of our clients purchased the car and gave us the task of carrying out a complete restoration to bring the vehicle back to as-new condition. Original Coombs MK2 Saloons are few and far between, this one was checked and verified by Ken Bell prior to the purchase. We completed the restoration in April 2011. The history file that comes with this very special car is just as stunning, in a beautiful Red leather bound folder are photos of the car as found, the original logbook, old tax discs, old MOT’s, Heritage Certificate also photos of Mr John Coombs with the car since it was restored and a certificate authenticating the car signed by him. 38 BUY is a very rare and special car that is in excellent condition having been kept in top condition by the current owner. Please contact us to arrange a viewing/test drive.
Jaguar MK2 1968, 2.4 ltr RHD, overdrive, in very good condition This Jaguar MK2 240 was new delivered on the 6th of june 1968 in Manchester. The Mark 2 has the original colour combination of beige paint with chrome wire wheels and a fabulous red leather interior with the wooden dashboard. The car has the original matching numbers 2483CC engine with the very popular overdrive option. The car has disc brakes all around. This very original Jaguar comes with a lot of documentation since 1969 and is in very good condition. Car has German title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.
Jaguar MK2 3.8 1966 overdrive powersteering discbrakes Beautiful chique 1966 Jaguar MK2 in British Racing Green with chrome wire wheels. Car runs and drives fantastic and has the optional powersteering and overdrive. This car has the most powerful 3.8 engine in very good condition . Beautiful wooden dashboard, Connolly grey leather interior. Great and beautiful car ready to drive. Car has Holland title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.
1966, manual with overdrive, finished in Carmen Red with black leather interior, many extras and upgrades including chrome wire wheels, all synchro gearbox, PAS, air conditioning, reclining seats, Mota-Lita steering wheel, £32,995
Description The Holy grail Jaguar Mk2, A genuine 3.8 litre “Coombs”. This is one of only 33 believed ever built and recently certified for us by Ken Bell, former workshop manager of Coombs who actually built this very car. Coombs of Guildford were a leading race team in the 60’s preparing and campaigning Mk2 Jaguars with huge success, John Coombs himself piloted the most successful cars from any racing stable at the time. To understand what a Coombs car is, you have to understand the special engineering carried out to the converted cars, with many options available. This car was given the full monte, 9:1 compression pistons, 2” HD8 SU carburettors, special induction manifold, Barwell gas flowed and ported head specially for coombs, D-type camshafts, larger inlet valves, modified distributor, special straight through competition exhaust system centre exit, lead-bronze main and big end bearings, lightened flywheel, high ratio steering box, koni shock absorbers, modified suspension including stiffer anti-roll bar / stiffer coil springs to front / heavy duty leaf springs to rear, extra wide track chrome Dunlop wire wheels, E type all synchromesh gearbox with Laycock de Normandville ove
Description This iconic 1962 Jaguar mk2 3.8 Manual overdrive is an opportunity to restore perhaps the most handsome of all sixties British saloons. Originally Green with Tan, the car comes to us complete, and with a running engine. A very successful racer in period, the MK2 3.8 was also the quintessential bank robbers favourite, being practical and spacious, a four door saloon with essentially a race bred engine, very few cars of any type could keep up with a 3.8 MK2 in the 1960’s. Having last been on the road in 2007, she came off of the road to have minor corrosion repair to the usual jacking points and sills, and other light restoration. Due to poor health of the former keeper this was never finished and the car comes to us in need of full body restoration. Many new parts accompany the car, and the interior needs very little work. The car can be commissioned as an original spec restoration, we would suggest into its original green colour, or perhaps she could have modifications mechanically or cosmetically for those wanting to consider delving into classic racing?
Jaguar Mk2 3.8 Manual Overdrive, 1962. This striking Mk2 was first registered in January, 1962 and has the original engine. The original gearbox has been upgraded to “all-synchro”. All of the numbers are matching and the various invoices and numerous MOT certificates appear to substantiate the indicated mileage of 59k. This stunning example was restored in 2012 by renowned and highly respected company M and C Wilkinson of Doncaster, the family run business of Jaguar engineers and amongst the top specialists in the country today. They have been responsible for a number of rebuilds of period racing Jaguars and road cars. This example was stripped to its bare shell and carefully prepared for several coats of fresh paint. At the same time the engine was fully rebuilt and everything was done that was necessary. All of the suspension was rebuilt with new springs and shock absorbers. New tank and fuel lines at the same time. The brakes were upgraded with new master cylinder, new servo, “Coopercraft” calipers an the front and “XJ” brake calliper conversion at the rear. When the mechanical restoration was complete the car was painted in its original colour of Opalescent Blue. The interior w
Just arrived from the USA. Good Bodywork but needs work on the floor pans. Engine turns. Good restoration project.
Just Arrived from the USA. Good body but needs floor panel work, Engine Turns.
Wire Wheels SOLD
1966 JAGUAR MK2 LHD Production of the MK2 Jaguar ceased in 1967, making our 1966 manufactured car a late example and as such the better for Jaguars policy of ongoing refinement. With the much preferred 3.8 litre engine, automatic transmission and power assisted steering, this is a remarkably modern drive. Indeed, the driving experience is agreeable in every way: Engine start-up is easy from cold and when hot. Gear changes are smooth and the power assisted steering functions correctly. On road test the brakes performed well and all instruments register within tolerance. Cosmetically too the car is striking: chic in Primrose set-off by the refurbished black interior with beautifully finished wood work, it is evident that significant time and expense have been lavished on this cherished car. The engine compartment is finely detailed and the boot clean and equipped with the correct tools. All in all a most attractive example, its appeal enhanced still further by chrome wire wheels. Here is a rare opportunity to own an iconic British sporting saloon, from one of the most prestigious manufacturers and offering practical family transport. Certain to make the new owner the envy of his fellow club members, friends, neighbours and colleagues as well as the motoring public at large. Ready to be enjoyed.