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1965 Jaguar MKII 3.4 Manual Overdrive (3.8 Engine)

1965 Jaguar MKII 3.4 Manual Overdrive (3.8 Engine)

‘HAX 40C’ has been enjoyed by a friend of the firm for the past year and as such is a car that is well known to us. This is a car that we have seen regularly as an attendee at our car meets here at Duke and one that our on site Classic Car restoration and servicing specialist, Vulcan Classics, has worked on too. Its most recent owner has covered almost 2,000 miles in it since March 2023. It is only being sold to make way for a new-to-them 70s Alfa Romeo that they have been searching for for some time.


This Jaguar was subject to a restoration that was completed in around 2017. The work included the renewal of the brake, suspension and steering systems, a complete respray in Graphite Grey (the MKII’s original colour was red) and the installation of a brand new Dark Blue leather interior. The work has been done to a very nice standard and as such the car is a ready to go, good driver quality car. The paint job is very glossy and presentable but there are a few blemishes here and there (hence the price!).


This MKII is fitted with Silver painted wire wheels shod with recent Federal tyres. It also comes with a spare set of wire wheels that have been painted in a complimentary dark blue to match the interior. As both sets will come with the car, the choice is yours!


Originally equipped with the optional 3.4-litre engine, the car is now powered by one of the more powerful 3.8-litre units that was favoured by the bank robbers of the period and the police that chased them. The engine runs and pulls really well. Early last year the carburettors and linkages were rebuilt by Vulcan Classics. In October 2023 the car had a big service consisting of new oil, oil filter, coolant, brake fluid, spark plugs and fan belt. A new steering joint was fitted and the car tracking was realigned.


In summary, this MKII is a perfect example of a car you can just get in and go. It is an incredibly handsome thing in the Graphite Grey, which combined with the meatier 3.8 and later Moss Box with Overdrive makes it a car you will want to use and be seen in.


As with all of our vehicles, we have a digital folder available on request containing more images, walkaround videos, pictures of the underside and scans of the service history. The car can be viewed by appointment at our West London showroom.
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