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United KingdomFLJ558D

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Record Creation: Entered on 19 April 2022.

 

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2013-01-09 23:44:36 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction 12/12
www.classic-auctions.com/Auctions/05-12-2012-NewburyRacecourse-1332/1966JaguarMK ...

Auction description:
Lot Number: 6
1966 Jaguar MK II 3.4 Litre
Sold For £8,400
Reg Number: FLJ558D
Chassis Number: 170203DH
Engine Number: KJ8597-8
Cc: 3442
Body Colour: Red
Trim Colour: Biscuit
MOT ExpiryDate: July 2013

This tidy-looking 1966 MKII is a 3.4 model equipped with the desirable manual/overdrive gearbox. Finished in Red complemented by Biscuit-coloured leather upholstery, it has been in the hands of renowned Austin Healey specialist John Chatham for the last seven years. It features a retrimmed interior, refurbished woodwork, power steering, a new clutch, four-pot brake callipers and Coombs-style rear arches. The vendor describes the XK engine as "good" and the paintwork as "mainly good", but notes the brightwork "could do with a refresh". The odometer currently displays an unwarranted 67,163 miles and 'FLJ 558D' is MOT'd into July 2013.

2022-04-19 08:58:14 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 4/22

themarket.bonhams.com/en/listings/jaguar/mk2-34/7d614418-1d17-4d91-b17e-29a04db8 ...

Auction description:

Location: The Market HQ, Abingdon, United Kingdom

Seller Type: Private

Odometer Reading: 75857

Chassis Number: 170203DN

Engine: 3442

Gearbox: manual

Steering position: RHD

Colour: Carmen Red

Interior: Light Tan

Estimated Price: £30,000 - £35,000

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1966 JAGUAR MK2 3.4

Nick, who is the owner of this lovely 1966 Jaguar MK2 3.4, purchased the car in 2021 after selling a previous car purchased from ourselves. Nick has a bit of a bucket list for cars, and by his own admission, he is working through it by buying cars to enjoy and then selling them.

His last purchase was a Porsche 928, which he improved and enjoyed for 12 months before selling it on. Selling it made way for this MK2 Jaguar, another car on his list, and again, as you will read, he has carried out some work to improve it. This enabled him to enjoy it to its full potential taking it to places like Goodwood Revival or the occasional run out to the countryside for a pub meal on a Sunday afternoon.

Registered on 3rd February 1966, the Jaguar MK2 has been restored at some point by one of the previous keepers, but it is unclear as to how long ago this was. Nick just went on the car's condition, which is extremely well presented. With the MK2 Jag ticked off the bucket list, something else has caught Nick’s eye, which is why the sale of this British classic has come about.

On the Outside

Finished in the lovely colour of Carmen Red, which this 1966 MK2 Jaguar is well suited to. The vehicle is exceptionally well presented, but this hasn't been without an extreme amount of high level restoration work that has been carried out over several years.

Starting at the front of the 60s classic, the chrome work is in excellent condition with a bright finish and no apparent signs of tarnishing creeping in. The headlights and spotlights are in good order with no cracks in the lenses, and the reflectors within the unit appear to have a bright finish. Stone chips to the front end are minimal, and the Carmen Red paintwork looks fantastic. The bonnet aligns nicely, and the chrome bonnet edging strips are in good order. The windscreen is in good condition with no noticeable scratches to point out, and the seal is also in good order, having been replaced some time ago.

Around to the sides and looking down the lines of the MK2, everything looks to be in order. The swage lines are uninterrupted by dings or dents, and the door gaps look to be tight. The chrome work around the windows is in nice condition, with light age-related marks. The glass itself looks good too, with no heavy scratches to mention.

To the rear, everything looks to be in order. The light lenses are free from splits. Although the boot lid looks to align as it should, there is a small amount of damage on the nearside edge of the boot, which can be seen in the images. The bumper is in the same condition as the front, with a bright finish to it.

The wire wheels are in excellent condition, and they are complete with Jaguar knock offs. Vredestein tyres are fitted to the front and rear and have a good amount of tread remaining.

On the Inside

The main chunk of the interior looks to have been treated to a retrim at some point to revive some tired parts of the MK2 Jaguar. Finished in light tan, the seats are in excellent condition both in the front and rear, with the usual wear places such as the driver’s bolster free from any damage. The door cards are in the same condition, and are topped off with Walnut Burl, which is in excellent condition and which follows around the upper section of the door aperture and then around onto the dashboard of the Jaguar.

The dashboard is also in excellent condition, constructed in Walnut Burl. Sitting in the driver’s seat with this on view is a pleasant place to be. The Moto-Lita steering wheel compliments the dashboard and is in good order. Just behind, the instruments also look to be in good condition, with the odometer showing 75,849 miles. The gauges are working as they should, as are all the switches for the relevant lights and heaters and the overdrive button. Lower down is the period looking, or original radio, leading into the centre console.

Looking up, the headlining is held tightly with no areas for concern, and the carpets throughout are in nice condition, protected with a set of fitted mats to the front and rear.

Lifting the boot floor carpet reveals the spare wire wheel, which is in good condition, and the complete Jaguar tool kit sitting in place.

Underneath

The 3.4 litre straight-six engine fires up as it should; as can be seen in our video, the car comes to an even idle with no untoward noises coming from the engine. The vendor hasn’t carried out any work on the engine since he purchased the car 12 months ago. He simply got in it and enjoyed driving the classic Jaguar.

The car is nice to ride in, as you would expect, and there are no noises coming from the suspension or the 4-speed manual gearbox, which will slip into overdrive by moving a lever mounted on the steering column.

The underside of the Jaguar presents well. The vendor took the car to Winspeed, based in Guilford, who specialise in classic Jaguars. There they carried out some work to the front crossmember, chassis legs and radiator mounts. There were also new brake discs and pads fitted along with some other issues rectified, all of which can be seen in the paperwork section. At just over £6,000 later, the Jaguar was given a clean bill of health and ready to hit the road, which is just what our vendor did.

History Highlights

This is the perfect opportunity to step into a classic 1966 Jaguar MK2 3.4 straight-six. The vehicle has clearly been well maintained over the years, which can be seen from the extensive collection of paperwork that is included, showing parts purchased and work carried out to the Jag. With its most recent work carried out in July 2021, the Jag was given a thorough inspection of the underside, where over £6,000 was spent addressing these issues.

Due to the age of the vehicle, no MoT is required. The last one was carried out on 25th November 2020 at 75,282 miles, where it passed with no advisories. Therefore, although it was in 2020, it has only covered approximately 600 miles since that time.

2022-09-01 07:57:47 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 9/22

themarket.bonhams.com/en/listings/jaguar/mk2-34/17d38d6c-e593-4a28-b6db-6c5b0884 ...&utm_source=Market+Users&utm_campaign=2f1e06df96-TM_UK_EMAIL_STS_2 ...

Auction description:

Seller crabtree

Location: The Market HQ, Abingdon, United Kingdom

Seller Type: Private

Odometer Reading: 79928

Chassis Number: 170203DH

Engine: 3400

Gearbox: Manual

Steering position: Right-hand drive

Colour: red

Interior: light tan

Estimated Price: £22,000 - £32,000

MoT’d until June 2023, this delightful Carmen Red Jaguar MKII has made a bit of a habit of passing the annual inspection without drawing any adverse comments from the tester, ruining its clean run just once in 2020 with an insecure steering rack.

Originally Opalescent Golden Sand, this genuine right-hand drive, UK-spec car went from Spink of Bournemouth to its first owner, a Mr R.W. Ford of Poole in Dorset, in December 1965.

Still wearing its original registration number, FLJ 558D is only up for sale because its owner, charmed by the experience of having a MKII in his life, has gone and bought another, leaving him with the enviable problem of having two iconic Jaguars in his life…

On the Outside

The ripple-free flanks look terrific with straight swage lines and even panel gaps. The Carmen Red paint makes a change from the more subdued colours we tend to see more of but it’s bright and cheery and period-correct - and if you couldn’t order your new Jag in bright red during the Swinging Sixties then when could you?

The rest of the exterior trim is good, including the sparkling chrome, light lens, windscreen and windows, and the badging. It’s all stood up well since the restorative work that seems to have been carried out nine years ago.

The badge on the front suggests that someone has been a member of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club, which bodes well for its curation under them – and is there a better looking club badge anywhere than this?

The chromed wire wheels are in good order with only a little rust on some of the spokes (for example, slide #180 and #198), and they’re fitted with a matching set of Vredestein Sprint Classic tyres but then you’d probably guessed as much by now, hadn’t you?

We will never get tired of telling you that experience shows that matching high-quality tyres are an infallible sign of a caring and mechanically sympathetic owner who is prepared to spend the appropriate amount in maintaining their car properly. Their presence does not, of course, preclude the need for a thorough inspection - something the vendor would welcome, by the way – but it does perhaps give you a shortcut into their attitude towards maintenance.

Work to do is minor and likely to be highly satisfying. You could start by realigning the wiper arms as they sit too low (#110) and then take a look at the microblistering you can see in slide #311. There is some very light and very mild patination to the chromework here and there (i.e. #116) but it doesn’t detract from the car’s overall presentation and could probably be left as it is without detriment.

But, you might like to get a chap in to replace the windscreen sealing rubber as it’s starting to crack and decay (#118) and willl let rain in at some point.

On the Inside

The interior is so good that it has almost certainly been treated to a retrim at some point. Finished in light tan, the both front and rear seats are in an excellent condition with even the outer edge of the driver’s seat being free from any damage or significant wear. There are picnic tables on the back of the front seats for the passengers to enjoy, and these open and close as they should.

The door cards good too, and they, along with the dashboard, are trimmed with walnut burl, which is in excellent condition.

There’s the ever-popular wood-rimmed Mota-Lita steering wheel plus the usual array of switches and instruments that are such an important part of the whole MKII experience.

The headlining is taut and undamaged, and the lovely interior lamps, which work as they should, add yet more glamour to an already very appealing cabin.

There’s a period-looking radio in the centre console and the (very good) carpets are protected by a set of fitted mats to the front and rear. It also still sports the period Lucas rear-view mirror, which is a lovely touch.

Lifting the boot floor carpet reveals a wire spare wheel and a Jaguar tool kit.

Flaws are few. There are a few marks on the seat leather (i.e. #141, #166, #170), some of the bezels for the minor instruments could do with tidying up, there’s some marks on one of the door cards (#229), and the headlining is a little grubby in places (#162 and #188).

Underneath

There are plenty of meaty invoices in the Jaguar’s recent history including one from 2016 for chassis welding (circa £500) as well as a new radiator and waterpump (£900). 2017 saw a bill for around £500 for mechanical work to the running chassis, while 2018 saw another for mechanical and body repairs costing £2,151.

There are also plenty more from what appears to be a comprehensive refurbishment/restoration in 2013/14, many of which are for significant sums.

There’s a more recent invoice from July 2021 from Winspeed, the renowned Jaguar specialists in Guildford. You can see the full list on slides #427, #428 and #430 but the bottom line is work to the front crossmember, chassis legs and radiator mounts along with new brake discs and pads. These, along with the rectification of some other issues rectified, resulted in a bill for £6,347…

This year has seen the Jaguar treated to a replacement Moss gearbox lid assembly and selector forks in addition to fixing the overdrive.

As you can see, it fires into life and shows good oil pressure and battery charging – and hasn’t it got a lovely exhaust note?

History Highlights

In addition to the invoices and bills we mention above, the MKII comes with a Jaguar Heritage production certificate, an owner’s handbook, some old tax discs, and a maintenance chart.

2022-10-12 14:27:14 | pauls writes:

Car returns to auction 10/22

www.handh.co.uk/auction/lot/lot-237---1966-jaguar-mkii-34-litre/&so=0&st=jaguar&sto=0&au=518&ef=&et=&ic=False&sd ...

Auction description:

20th Oct 2022 Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Lot 237

1966 Jaguar MKII 3.4 Litre

Estimate £22,000 - £26,000

Registration No: FLJ 558D

Chassis No: 170203DN

MOT: June 2023

Supplied new by Spink of Bournemouth to R.W. Ford Esq of Poole and a Dorset car for much of its life

Matching chassis and engine block numbers

The subject of much past restoration work including an upgrade to power assisted steering

According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, chassis number 170203DN was completed on 7th December 1965 complete with engine number KJ8597-8 (the block of which it retains to this day) and four-speed manual plus overdrive transmission. Despatched to Spink of Bournemouth that same month, the Jaguar was bought by R.W. Ford of Poole and road registered as ‘FLJ 558D’ on 3rd February 1966. Still resident in Dorset some forty-seven years later when it was sold to M. Cumberland for £29,000, the MKII graced the front cover of The Dorset Jaguar Magazine in March 2014. Restored prior to then, the sports saloon had acquired its current Carmen Red paintwork, Beige leather upholstery, power steering, Coombs-style rear wheel arches and wire wheels. The subject of significant recent expenditure - new water pump and exchange radiator (2016, £902.34), front suspension overhaul (2017, £495.47), mechanical and bodywork fettling (2018, £2,151.61), front chassis leg repairs, new engine mounts, upgraded brakes, fresh radiator mounts, undersealing etc (2021, £6,347.97), Moss gearbox refurbished, overdrive reconditioned (2022, £3,100) – ‘FLJ 558D’ was issued with a ‘no advisories’ MOT certificate on June 29th 2022 at an indicated 75,928 miles. A seemingly well-sorted and presentable example, this appealing MkII has much to recommend it. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document and history file.

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