A beautifully presented 1963 Jaguar MK2 finished in opalescent claret with creme hide. Having benefitted from an older, mild restoration some 20 plus years ago, this car still looks fantastic today.
This car sits exceptionally well and all the panel gaps are still quite remarkable for a MK2 Jaguar. This is testament to the quality of works carried out some years ago and also demonstrates just how much it has been loved and cared for ever since. The opalescent claret paintwork still presents in a lovely condition. All the expensive to replace chrome work is exceptional and only the smallest amount of very light pitting on a couple of the door handles can be seen upon very close scrutiny. Head lights, fog lights, indicators, chrome bezels and all lenses are perfect. The chrome Jaguar leaper stands proud above the excellent Jaguar grille badge. The glass is excellent and free from scratches, chips and distortion. The boot floor, inner wings, front and rear scuttle, A and B posts etc are superb. This really is a beautiful example and could stand proud at any classic car event/show.
We generally refrain from using the same descriptive many times, however you open the door on this Jaguar and it is again...beautiful! The crème leather has aged and worn fantastically well. Just the right amount of creases for its 56 years, whilst still retaining its correct shape and firmness. The head lining is just exceptional and the supplied by Sturgess' Garage Leicester plaque still remains above the drivers door. All carpets are clean and free from damage or excessive wear and can easily be lifted to reveal the solid floor pans. The correct interior lights are still fitted and in perfect working condition. All door cards are excellent and the Walnut Burl wood on the door cappings and dashboard is just beautiful and free from damage. All dials and switchgear is fully operational and just lovely. A Sharp radio cassette is fitted and we would suggest that this is from the late 70s/early 80s and is totally within keeping with the period. It is in working order. This interior is just such a wonderful place to be and just absorb the atmosphere a "bye-gone era" that will never return.
Wearing virtually brand new wire wheels and tyres ( brand new 9 months ago...receipt is in the file ) you could very easily be forgiven for thinking that this car is the drastically more expensive 3.8 version which are now commanding in excess of £40k/£60k plus in this condition. The wheels alone cost in excess of £2000 and are as new. The 5th wire wheel residing underneath the boot floor is also shod with a brand new and matching tyre.
Under the bonnet again presents in a lovely condition and is certainly in a show condition without going over the top. The milometer reads just 29,280 miles and from what we can gather, this was reset to zero when the car was lightly restored and the engine rebuilt over 20 years ago? If you check the mot history as far back as you can go to 2005, you will see that it has only ever had 1 advisory...and that was just that the tyres seemed to be over 10 years old. These have replaced last year and in our opinion this just shows the quality of this example.
It starts, runs and drives superb! A brand new twin pipe stainless steel exhaust has recently been fitted and it sounds fantastic!
Even though the car is now mot exempt, we will provide a full mot to the lucky new owner upon sale...