1958 Jaguar 3.4 saloon
With interest in the compact first-generation Jaguar saloon on the rise, the demand for any predecessor to the Mk2 is strengthening, and with good reason. These early cars are more engaging to drive and perhaps a little less refined. They’re also rarer and better looking. Brightwells’ example was on its fifth owner by 1964, but that person kept it for the next 41 years, with the current vendor acquiring it in 2005. The 3.4 engine is a rebuilt unit, while the body and interior is ‘largely original’, with excellent panel fit and refreshed blue paint. Steel wheels with Ace wheelcovers are a pleasing period touch, as are the original aluminium numberplates. All in all, it’s a gem – and much nicer than a Mk2.