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 2.4 Mk.I 
 Right Hand Drive 
 1959 Cotswold Blue
 2006 Grey
 Nice Driver 
United KingdomUnited Kingdom


Record Creation: Entered on 5 December 2006.


Heritage Notes

Registered: OJC 427


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2006-12-05 23:44:49 | Lofty writes:

"1959 JAGUAR MK1 2.4 LITRE


Lot 55
Status SOLD
Estimate £7000 - 8000
Hammer Price £8200.00
Mileage 05462
Trim Colour GREY
Chassis No S915139DN
Engine No BE18618
Registration OJC 427
CC 2400
M.O.T NOV 2006
Introduced at the October 1955 Earl's Court Motor Show, the MKI 2.4 litre was intended to broaden Jaguar's appeal beyond the high risk luxury and sports car market sectors. Notable as the Coventry manufacturer's first monocoque design, it was equipped with independent coil and wishbone front suspension, a Panhard rod-located leaf-sprung back axle and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes (though, vacuum assisted discs soon became optional). Structurally over-engineered (especially above the waistline), the compact sports saloon was powered by a 2483cc DOHC straight-six engine allied to either four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission. Though, with some 112bhp and 140lbft of torque on tap, it still boasted class leading 100mph performance. Maintaining a sense of originality despite being stylistically indebted to its MKVII and XK140 siblings, the MKI 2.4 litre remained in production until 1959 by which time some 19,992 are thought to have left the Browns Lane factory.
Finished in Cotswold Blue with grey leather upholstery, this particular example is variously described by the vendor as being in "very good" (four-speed manual plus overdrive gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, wheels / tyres) or "excellent" (2483cc engine, chassis, bodywork, paintwork) condition. Said to have had "two former keepers" before entering the current ownership "as a light restoration project in October 2005", 'OJC 427' is now understood to be "ready for showing". Retaining its original leather upholstery but benefiting from a replacement headlining, new interior panels and selectively re-polished woodwork, the Jaguar's sumptuous cabin is apparently offset by an exterior that "speaks for itself". Further treated to a "new battery, plugs and coil" not to mention a refurbishment of its disc brakes, this elegant MKI is offered for sale with MOT certificate valid until November 29th 2006 and historic class (free) road tax until November 30th 2006."

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