CHOOSE YOUR JAGUAR MK2
Mk2 arrives in 1959, with a 120bhp 2.4-litre version very much the poor relation – the 3.4-litre has 210bhp, the 3.8-litre 220bhp. Four-speed manual, overdrive, and threespeed automatic gearboxes are offered. Power steering is an option from September 1960.
1965 brings an all-synchromesh gearbox. Ambla vinyl is standard from September 1966 (leather still an option) and the foglamps vanish. Power steering becomes standard from March 1967, the last year of the ‘proper’ Mk2.
From September 1967 Jaguar offers less luxurious Mk2s, renamed the 240 and 340, with slimmer bumpers; 340 production ends in September 1968. They drive just as well as earlier cars and if you don’t mind Ambla seats can represent a bargain. Many will subsequently been restored to Mk2 spec anyway.
All Mk2 production ends in April 1969 after 91,226 of all models have been built.