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Jaguar Mask Ii 3.8 Litre - 1959-1967
Jaguars first 2.4-litre sedan was not a great success its road-holding was questionable and its rear-vision was poor. Performance improved with the installation of a 3.4-litre engine, but the model took on a new life with the october 1959 introduction of the mark ii version.
0-60 in 8.5 sec. Top speed of 126 mph
engine typedrivetrain: Water-cooled, double-overhead-cam, 6-cylinder
displacement 3,781 cc (3.78 l) power rating 220 hp
transmission 4-speed manual (optional overdrive)
chassis: Integral-construction; Independent front suspension by coil springs and wishbone; Rear suspension by panhard rod and half-elliptic leaf springs; 4-wheel disc brakes; 3,355 lbs.
larger windows and a wraparound back light were fitted in answer to the vision problems that had plagued the 2.4-litre cars. In addition, the instrument panel was completely redesigned, and jaguar made available a choice of three power units 2.4, 3-4 and 3-8 litre, with the last model combining town-car smoothness and gran turismo performance. Fog lights wrere made standard on cars for the british market. The dashboard was made of burr walnut, and the upholstery was leather.
hold that road
a slight increase in the rear track provided greatly improved roadholding, and the 3-8-litre mark ii was advertised as the fastest four-door sedan in the world, with a top speed of 125 mph. The steering was heavy and low-geared, but the final verdict was that the jaguar mark ii was a
very distinguished car. It found more than 30,000 customers in its eight years of production
Ardently pursued by its collectors, the jaguar 3-8-litre mark ii s is presently the most prized of all classic jags.
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