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 Ratio8:1 (7:1 optional)
BHP133
@ RPM5500
Torque (lb ft)146
@ RPM3700
Fuelling2x SU carbs
 340 Saloon
Engine (cc)3,442
Bore and Stroke (mm)83 x 106
Compression Ratio8:1 (7:1 optional)
BHP210
@ RPM5,500
Torque (lb ft)216
@ RPM3000
Fuelling 

Engine Performance

 240 Saloon
Top Speed106 mph
0 - 60 mph12.5 SECONDS
Fuel Consumption18.4 mpg
 340 Saloon
Top Speed124
0 - 60 mph8.8 seconds
Fuel Consumption17 - 22 mpg

Model Specifications

 240 Saloon
Transmission4-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
Brakes4-wheel disc
 340 Saloon
Transmission4-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
Brakes4-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

ModelDriver SideChassis No. CommencedNumber made
Jaguar 240RHD1J10013716
Jaguar 240LHD1J30001730
Jaguar 340RHD1J500012265
Jaguar 340LHD1J80001535

240 & 340 Saloon Events

Mark Russell And Mark Gordon Cg

A day of classic racing at one of the best circuits in the UK. Join hundreds of car clubs and displays as well as get up close to racing legends.

A day of classic racing at one of the best circuits in the UK. Join hundreds of car clubs and displays as well as get up close to racing legends.

Trackday 2

Ever thought of trying your car on the track or just want to experience the thrill in the hands of a professional tutor?Well now you can!...

Ever thought of trying your car on the track or just want to experience the thrill in the hands of a professional tutor?Well now you can!...

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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