|Right Hand Drive|
|1965||Silver / ------------|
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Record Creation: Entered on 27 March 2021.
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2019-02-02 09:59:44 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 2/2/19
Current Bid: $6,200 Ends In: 2 days
Location: Abilene, Texas 79602
17k Indicated Miles; TMU
4-Speed Manual Transmission w/ Overdrive
Silver over Red Leather
Coil Springs Replaced
Brake System Overhauled
Recent Electrical Work
Partial Service Records
Rechromed Window Trim Included
Private Party or Dealer: Private Party
This 1965 Jaguar Mk II is a right-hand drive sedan repainted in silver over a red leather interior and powered by a 3.4L straight-six paired with a 4-speed overdrive manual transmission. The seller acquired the car 12 years ago and has since had the coil springs replaced, the brake system overhauled, the carburetors rebuilt, and electrical work carried out. This Mk II is offered with uninstalled window moldings, service records from current ownership, and a clean Texas title in the seller’s name.
The body is finished in silver and features headlight guards and a badge bar. The seller states that the car was repainted from bare metal with replacement rubber moldings while under their ownership, and notes that rust repair was not required. Rechromed front and rear window molding is included in the sale.
Knock-off wire wheels are mounted with modern radial tires. Records indicate that the front and rear springs were replaced in 2008, and the rear brake calipers were changed in 2017.
The interior is trimmed in red leather with matching carpets and a fawn headliner. Cracks and wear can be seen on the front seats, and shoulder belts have been added. The woodgrain dash contains Smiths instruments which are said to function normally and include a 5-digit odometer showing approximately 17k miles. Total mileage is unknown.
The 3.4L twin-cam straight-six features twin SU carburetors which are said to have been rebuilt in 2018. An Optima RedTop battery is fitted in the engine bay. Ignition and fuel system service was performed in late 2017, while rewiring and the electrical repairs were carried out in March 2018. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission with overdrive.
Records from current ownership are included in the sale, inching those showing work done to the electrical system and steering column in 2018.
2019-02-28 06:48:49 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 2/28/19
Opening bid $10,000 reserve not met 0 bids, 6 days left in auction, seller.bdbk325, same location.
Outstanding low mileage rust free, bare metal repaint, major rubber gasket kit, new tires, great driving, compression 140 to 145 psi all cylinders indicating a very fresh engine,
new heater box and hoses, chrome has been rechromed when painting done, rare Henley armrest, front and back springs replaced, original engine #KJ6456-8, gauges
work except fuel gauge not accurate, lights all working, brakes pads and calipers replaced, outstanding paint with no rust repairs needed when repainted in 2007, imported
from England to Florida in 1984 then Dallas and then to my ownership,
2021-03-27 06:34:14 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 3/27/21
Opening bid US $9,500.00 Reserve price not met 0 bids,6 days left in auction, seller wrs3950 car now said to be in Concord, New Hampshire, 16k miles.
Sad to say I'm going to have to part with this Jaguar. Age has caught up with me and it is very difficult for me to get in and out of it with my bad knee and back and that, along with other arthritis problems, makes it impossible for me to work on it.
It is close to being a daily driver - some little things like the horn, wipers, and turn signal lights have ceased working (thanks Lucas !) Likely due to bad connections but I do not know for certain. If there was a qualified mechanic near me I'd get things squared away but there isn't (they are getting scarce as those proverbial hens teeth).
This is a matching numbers car with a Jaguar Heritage Trust production certificate. It was sold in London in December 1964. At some point it ended up in Florida (1986 Best in Class, Concours D'Elegance, Sarasota, Florida plaque in the car). Later it ended up in Texas an was repainted in silver (was cream).
The engine runs strong and starts easily when warm - even after some extensive work on the cold start carb and intake manifold it still needs starting fluid when cold - the mechanic that did this work had to get a used cold start unit and thought it might be too worn. Oil pressure is good and the engine is strong and does not leak much, if any, oil. Engine temps are good with no overheating - although I have not run it on a hot summer day.
The transmission shifts without issue and the overdrive works. Clutch seems fine. It brakes / stops easily but after sitting idle too long it tends to pull right when braking. There is a slight pull to the right when driving but then I do not know when it may have been aligned last - and maybe the brake issue is causing that slight pull.
The tachometer and odometer work - speedometer not so much. I doubt the 16,559 miles on the odometer is accurate but one Jaguar enthusiast thought, based on the condition of the interior, it might be a low mileage car. Gas gauge not working. I'd pull the dash and clean up contacts but I can't trust my wonky arthritic fingers anymore.
The interior leather is ok - you can see there is wear and some tears in the photo's. The headliner is looking old but in good condition.
So this beautiful car is looking for a new owner. Maybe I'll throw my "Remain calm and listen to that engine purr" t-shirt in the deal !
There is a current New Hampshire registration. New Hampshire does not title cars of this vintage so there is no title.
2021-04-03 07:02:06 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 4/3/21
Opening bid US $9,500.00 Reserve price not met 0 bids,6 days left in auction, same seller.
Previous auction ended at $14,200 after 24 bids.