240 & 340 Saloon

From 1967 to 1969

By 1967 Jaguar started to reduce its saloon range in readiness for the announcement of an entirely new car, starting with the demise of the 3.8 litre Mark 2. The other Mark 2s were replaced by the 240 and 340 models. Essentially the same cars, they were now fitted with slimline bumpers, Ambla (plastic) seating, and other trim changes, although the 340 benefited from a straight port cylinder head from the E-type sports car, enhancing performance somewhat. The Daimler 2.5 litre V8 then became the V8-250, also with slimline bumpers but retaining luxury appointments like leather seating. 

The 340 was discontinued in 1968 and the 240 went out of production in 1969

Model Summary

Model Type:

Compact Jaguar Saloons

Production Dates:

1967 - 1969

Engine Range:

240 Saloon

340 Saloon

0 - 60 mph:

240 Saloon - 12.5 SECONDS

340 Saloon - 8.8 seconds

Top Speed:

240 Saloon - 106 mph

340 Saloon - 124

240 & 340 Saloon Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

  240 Saloon
Engine (cc) 2483
Bore and Stroke (mm) 83 x 76.5
Compression Ratio 8:1 (7:1 optional)
BHP 133
@ RPM 5500
Torque (lb ft) 146
@ RPM 3700
Fuelling 2x SU carbs
  340 Saloon
Engine (cc) 3,442
Bore and Stroke (mm) 83 x 106
Compression Ratio 8:1 (7:1 optional)
BHP 210
@ RPM 5,500
Torque (lb ft) 216
@ RPM 3000
Fuelling  

Engine Performance

  240 Saloon
Top Speed 106 mph
0 - 60 mph 12.5 SECONDS
Fuel Consumption 18.4 mpg
  340 Saloon
Top Speed 124
0 - 60 mph 8.8 seconds
Fuel Consumption 17 - 22 mpg

Model Specifications

  240 Saloon
Transmission 4-speed (3 synchro) Later all synchro BW 3-speed auto
Wheel Size (in) 15inch steel, wires optional
Suspension (Front) Ind semi-trailing wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Suspension (Rear) Live axle, Panhard rod, leaf springs
Brakes 4-wheel disc
  340 Saloon
Transmission 4-speed (3 synchro) Later all synchro BW 3-speed auto
Wheel Size (in) 15inch steel, wires optional
Suspension (Front) Ind semi-trailing wishbone, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Suspension (Rear) Live axle, Panhard rod, leaf springs
Brakes 4-wheel disc

Model Dimensions

  240 Saloon
Length (in) 180.75
Width (in) 66.75
Height (in) 57.75
Wheelbase (in) 107.375
Front Track (in) 55
Rear Track (in) 53.375
Weight (Cwt) 30
  340 Saloon
Length (in) 180.75
Width (in) 66.75
Height (in) 57.75
Wheelbase (in) 107.375
Front Track (in) 55
Rear Track (in) 53.375
Weight (Cwt) 30

Optional Extras

  • Choice of five radio installations with or without rear parcel shelf-mounted speaker
  • Laminated windscreen
  • Chromium-plated wheel rimbellishers for steel wheels
  • Ace Turbo wheel trims for steel wheels
  • Witter tow bar
  • Locking petrol filler cap
  • Front seat belt
  • Leather upholstery
  • Choice of radial, town and country, or whitewall tyres
  • Borg Warner automatic transmission
  • Overdrive (for non-overdrive-equipped manual transmission cars)
  • Wire wheels with conversion kit for hubs, etc
  • High-ratio steering box
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Powr-Lok differential
  • Rear window demister
  • Heavy-duty anti-roll bar
  • Close-ratio gearbox
  • Sundym tinted windscreen and side windows
  • Wing mirror
  • Childproof locks to rear doors
  • Integrated ignition/started switch to steering column
  • Reclining front seats
  • Power-assisted steering

Chassis Numbers

Model Driver Side Chassis No. Commenced Number made
Jaguar 240 RHD 1J1001 3716
Jaguar 240 LHD 1J30001 730
Jaguar 340 RHD 1J50001 2265
Jaguar 340 LHD 1J80001 535

240 & 340 Saloon Events

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The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. Bringing together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products.

The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. Bringing together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products.

240 & 340 Saloon News

Cadwell Park Adam Powderham Pursues The Mid Field Pack

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

2015 Championship Main Image

There can be no nicer circuit than Oulton Park on a warm sunny day & that's what we woke up to. This was the final round of the championship with so much to win (or lose) for both class points & the overall championship.

There can be no nicer circuit than Oulton Park on a warm sunny day & that's what we woke up to. This was the final round of the championship with so much to win (or lose) for both class points & the overall championship.

240 340 Saloon

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