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1964 Jaguar MK2 3.4

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Highly Original | Impressive History | Power Steering | 3 Previous Keepers | Reg: 84 GDA

  • Mileage111,291 on clock
  • Transmission4-Speed Manual with Overdrive
  • Engine3.4-litre
  • LocationWantage


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Darren Rungasamy
Automotive Editor, Photographer and Consigner

The MK2 Jaguar has an enviable reputation amongst the heroes of the sporting saloon.

Reinforcing Jaguar's high standards of innovation and design, the MK2 is measured by its glorious styling, iconic punchy engines, upmarket cabin and driving characteristics. In addition, Jaguar made sure it was practical and quick; few four-door saloons can match the Jaguar's luxury, flair and capacity to turn heads. It is equally in its element on the racetrack as it is on a leisurely summer's day cruise.

Engine sizes and gearbox configurations often dictated the MK2 desirability, and the bigger engined models with manuals were the ones commanding top prices. However, the twin-SU HD6 carburettors on the straight-six 3.4-litre engine allow it to run close to the 3.8 in real-world conditions.

This 1964 cream with red leather interior 3.4-litre model comes to market after ~6 years ownership with only 3 previous owners and is equipped with a manual transmission which has overdrive. It also has an impressive file of maintenance invoices dating back to the 1980s, and it has seen spending of around £11,000 in recent years which includes an electric power-assisted steering kit, a full stainless steel exhaust, new wheels and tyres.

This listing was written from information supplied by Darren after meeting Dan the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

We added the electric power steering to help us make the car a more enjoyable experience.

Dan has owned many Jaguars over his lifetime and saw this well kept and original example for sale in 2018. Having taken several respected experts to help him inspect it, he has since embarked on some subtle improvements and used it as an occasional car.

It has been maintained by a reputable classic car specialist to address any issues and he has used them to help enhance the car without impacting its originality.

A lack of recent use is the main reason for the sale and Dan will be happy to answer any questions in the comments section below.

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Impressively presented, the cream finish and wire wheels is a lovely combination.

Wheels and Tyres

It comes with 15” wire wheels which were fitted in 2019, there are no notable issues with their condition and all are very presentable with tight spokes.

The car is fitted with Blockley specialist vintage tyres - they were fitted at the same time as the wheels and have plenty of tread on them.


Externally the car sits well, with no signs of panel damage and the doors open and close with ease, with no sagging noted. The offside rear wheel spat is slightly proud, but otherwise, the panel fit and shut lines are even.

As you'll see from the images and videos, the underside looks solid with just the front chassis legs showing some signs of age but appear to be solid too. There are a few areas that would benefit from underseal being applied again.

The engine bay and boot floor are pleasingly clean.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our high-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view of what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


The paint has good even coverage and consistent lustre with no evidence of issues caused by outdoor elements on the body.

There is minimal surface paint damage, with the odd under-paint blister in places. We spotted a few small paint cracks and bubbling emerging on the front wings, a spot on the nearside front door and a blemish outside the boot well, but overall the car has very little in terms of distractions.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these high-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass and lighting are in good shape, with some mild perishing noted around the windscreen seals but the car appears to be leak-free.

The condition of the chrome is positive, with just a little light pitting observed on the bumpers.

The rest of the trim is in good shape, all correct and well-mounted.


Furnished in red leather, the cabin is a masterclass in style and comfort.

Seats and Carpets

The soft and comfy red leather seats appear original and display age-related wear, with of course the driver seats showing the most wear but all are free of rips.

The carpets are in good condition, with signs of age in places but above the expectations of a ~60-year-old car; all are damp-free.


The dashboard displays very well, with the high-quality walnut veneer in good condition, nothing more than minor wear noted, namely at the top of the left-hand side close to the windscreen.

The facia and main controls are in good order, with clean dials and switchgear. It has a couple of useful additions including a battery condition meter and hazard warning lights. Dan reassured us that all of the dashboard functions work to his knowledge.

The roof lining, door cards, and wooden capping are all in decent shape.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The car is fitted with a wooden Moto-Lita steering wheel which is in excellent condition.

The gear lever, although twisted slightly off centre, is in order with the rest of the smartly presented, original cabin.


The excellent maintenance offers further confidence in the cars strong performance and spirited handling.

Engine and Gearbox

The cold start didn't expose any issues, with no hesitancy or unwanted noises. The exhaust was free of unwanted smoke and remained smoke-free while idling. The engine displays well, with plenty of evidence of regular maintenance, with decent hoses and ancillaries. Recent work includes a new coil, alternator and renewed electric cold start mechanism.

The manual gearbox operates with no issues. The first gear is without synchromesh, but all ratios were demonstrated to engage without issue. The car is fitted with overdrive, which Dan told us is fully operational. The clutch has recently been renewed.

Suspension and Brakes

The car glided smoothly along the roads, we noted how taught and composed it was around the corners. No creaks were heard during the test drive.

The brakes felt reassuring, with no pulling or unwanted noises.

The Drive

The MK2 shares the same joyful spirit as the E-Type, with more than just the shared engine note. We were treated to a 10-minute cruise along a B-road on a near perfect driving day, where the Jaguar showed the best of its abilities. Smooth and composed, the car dealt with the road with no issues. We didn’t hear any unwanted mechanical noises, Dan told us that the steering was tight with no negative feedback.

The car accelerates smoothly, with no hiccups from the engine, the stainless steel exhaust and the twin SU’s helping to provide a genuine sense of sporting occasion. The oil pressure remained static at around 40 psi while we were driving and Dan has not reported any issues with the engine temperature.

Electrics and Other

The car comes with its tool kit and has seen several useful upgrades including an electric power steering kit and full stainless steel exhaust, both fitted in 2019. A Kenlowe fan and adjustable Spax shocks were added before this.

History and Paperwork

The Jaguar comes with decades worth of supporting invoices to back up its positive maintenance record.

The car was first registered in Wolverhampton in April 1964 with a 5-digit ageless plate. It is believed that the car’s engine was reconditioned at Browns Lane in the late 70s, along with an exterior reconditioning, including paint and a cosmetic tidy-up. Used sparingly, it has only covered around 25,000 miles over the last ~40 years. Kept by its 2nd owner for ~18 years, the car comes with several historical V5s which help to track its owners back to 1985. The car saw some welding and cosmetic work in 2010, previous invoices relate mostly to mechanical maintenance.

The current owner has spent over £11,000 on the Jaguar during his six years of ownership which includes cosmetic repairs, power steering conversion, a new alternator, a new clutch kit, stainless steel exhaust system, four wire wheels and new tyres and maintenance all carried out by Century Classics of Hungerford. There is also a documented summary of the expenditure and work carried out on the car since 1985, with all of the invoices, MOTs and to back this up. It is road tax and MOT exempt and last saw an MOT in 2020 having travelled fewer than 200 miles since then, where it passed with no advisories. It was last serviced 2,000 miles ago.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned an HPI check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment of the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bids, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
09-10-2020 MOT 111,125
14-10-2019 MOT 111,023
08-04-2019 New Wheels & Tyres
13-10-2019 Clutch Kit
24-07-2018 MOT 110,502
06-04-2018 Electric Power Steering Kit, Alternator
10-12-2017 Rebuilt Master Cylinder and Servo 109,980
10-07-2017 Coil, Thermal Switch
11-08-2017 Rotor Arm, Contact Set, HT, Coil, Dist Cap
30-06-2017 MOT 109,754
13-04-2016 MOT 109,570
18-06-2015 Service 109,235
09-04-2015 MOT 109,212
16-05-2014 MOT 109,026
22-03-2014 Service
29-04-2013 MOT 108,928
07-04-2012 MOT 108,204
29-03-2011 MOT & Fanbelt 107,591
24-03-2010 MOT 106,972
14-07-2009 Service 106,306
25-03-2009 Water Pump, Brake Piston, Shocks 106,208
17-12-2008 MOT 106,172
14-12-2007 MOT 105,391
05-12-2006 MOT 104,186
02-12-2005 MOT 103,000
30-10-2004 MOT 101,701
04-09-2003 MOT 100,428
18-09-2002 MOT 100,255
17-10-1997 MOT 100,080
15-06-1996 MOT 100,004
20-05-1995 MOT 92,505
13-05-1994 MOT 92,442
29-05-1993 MOT 91,900
23-05-1992 MOT 91,624
11-05-1991 MOT 91,083
29-03-1991 MOT 91,078
31-03-1990 MOT 90,249
01-04-1989 MOT 89,557
12-12-1987 MOT 88,266
06-12-1986 MOT 86,717
02-11-1985 MOT 84,591
05-10-1981 MOT 84,571
09-05-1979 MOT 80,775
Key Details
  • ModelJaguar MK2 3.4
  • Transmission4-Speed Manual with Overdrive
  • Reg. Date29-04-1964
  • CC3442
  • Mileage112,291 on clock
  • HistorySince 1987
  • ColourCream
  • Interior ColourRed
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #166553DN
  • Engine #KJ-3734-8
  • Last Service18-06-2015
  • RestoredPartially and Repaint
  • MOTExpired 13-10-2021
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - All clear
  • Former Keepers3
  • Tyre BrandBlockley
  • Tyre Age2019
  • # of Keys1
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned6 Years
  • Key FeatureOriginal and Well Documented
  • Auction ID1891

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