MK 2

From 1959 to 1966

The 2.4 & 3.4 litre cars stayed in production until 1959 when a substantially modified car, known as the Mark 2 was announced, at which time the earlier cars became unofficially known as Mark 1s. 

Although much of the bodywork remained unchanged, the Mark 2 benefited from a larger glass area and a wider rear track to improve handling and the looks of the car. with substantially more chromed adornment and a completely new interior layout. The Mark 2 was also available with a choice of three engine sizes, 2.4 litre, 3.4 litre and 3.8 litre, the latter earning the accolade of being the fastest production saloon car in the world at the time.

Model Summary

Model Type:

Compact Jaguar Saloons

Production Dates:

1959 - 1966

Engine Range:

2.4 Litre Saloon

3.4 Litre Saloon

3.8 Litre Saloon

0 - 60 mph:

2.4 Litre Saloon - 17.3 seconds

3.4 Litre Saloon - 11.9 seconds

3.8 Litre Saloon - 8.5 seconds

Top Speed:

2.4 Litre Saloon - 96.3 mph

3.4 Litre Saloon - 120 mph

3.8 Litre Saloon - 120.4 mph

MK 2 Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

 2.4 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc)3483
Bore and Stroke (mm)83 x 76.5
Compression Ratio8:1 (7:1 optional)
BHP120
@ RPM5750
Torque (lb ft)144
@ RPM2000
Fuelling2x Solex carbs
 3.4 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc)3442
Bore and Stroke (mm)83 x 106
Compression Ratio8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP210
@ RPM5500
Torque (lb ft)216
@ RPM3000
Fuelling2x SU carbs
 3.8 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc)3781
Bore and Stroke (mm)87 x 106
Compression Ratio8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP220
@ RPM5500
Torque (lb ft)240
@ RPM3000
Fuelling2x SU carbs

Engine Performance

 2.4 Litre Saloon
Top Speed96.3 mph
0 - 60 mph17.3 seconds
Fuel Consumption18 mpg
 3.4 Litre Saloon
Top Speed120 mph
0 - 60 mph11.9 seconds
Fuel Consumption16 mpg
 3.8 Litre Saloon
Top Speed120.4 mph
0 - 60 mph8.5 seconds
Fuel Consumption15.7 mpg

Model Specifications

 2.4 Litre Saloon
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro) BW 3-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)15, 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
 3.4 Litre Saloon
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro) BW 3-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)15, 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
 3.8 Litre Saloon
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro) Later all synchro BW 3-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)15, 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

 2.4 Litre 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)28.5
 3.4 Litre 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)29.5
 3.8 Litre Saloon
Length (in)180.75
Width (in)66.5
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 belts
  • 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
  • Lightened flywheel
  • Competition clutch
  • C-type cylinder head
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Powr-Lok differential
  • Rear window demister
  • Heavy-duty anti-roll bar
  • Close-ratio gearbox
  • High-lift camshafts
  • Sundym tinted windsscreen and side windows
  • Wing mirrors
  • Child locks to rear doors
  • Integrated ignition/starter switch to steering column
  • Reclining front seats
  • Steel sunroof (only offered from new from factory with differing bodyshell)
  • Power-assisted steering

Chassis Numbers

ModelDriver SideChassis No. CommencedNumber made
Jaguar MK ll 2.4RHD10000121768
Jaguar MK ll 2.4LHD1250013405
Jaguar MK ll 3.4RHD15000122095
Jaguar MK ll 3.4LHD1750016571
Jaguar MK ll 3.8RHD20000115583
Jaguar MK ll 3.8LHD21000114758

MK 2 Events

Shesley

This action-packed weekend always attracts a very wide variety of pre-1980's competition cars competing on the historic hill climb course, plus spectacular static vehicle displays, trade stands, vintage-inspired entertainment, musicians, live...

This action-packed weekend always attracts a very wide variety of pre-1980's competition cars competing on the historic hill climb course, plu...

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The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull for our first Big Forum Weekend, based at the Mercure Hull Grange Park....

The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull for our first Big Forum Weekend, based at the Mercure Hull Grange Park....

MK 2 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.

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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.

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Model Contacts

Patrick Moynihan

Mark 2 Forum Co-ordinator

Tel: +44 01676 535339@: compactsaloon.jec@gmail.com

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