1958 Jaguar Mk 1 (3.4 Litre)

  • A genuine car having covered only 42,000 miles from new
  • Superb condition throughout including original leather trim
  • Once part of Sir Paul Vestey’s car collection
  • This original right-hand drive 3.4 Litre offered supreme performance having 120mph top speed

The Mk 1 saloon was a true milestone car for Jaguar. New to the mid-size saloon market, the Mk 1 was Jaguar’s first production car to use a monocoque body. Also incorporating features and lessons learned from their infamous D-Type racing car, the Mk 1 employed double wishbone front suspension with coil springs and telescopic dampers, and semi-elliptical, cantilevered rear springs.

Initially referred to as the 2.4 Litre or 3.4 Litre (as in the case of this car), the model was retrospectively named the Mk 1 with the introduction of its successor, the Mk 2.

The significantly more powerful 3.4 Litre was introduced in 1957 offering a notable increase in power over the 2.4’s output of 112bhp. The 3.4 Litre boasted 210bhp, having the heart of an XK, making this a very potent and exciting 120mph capable sports saloon.

This particular car was supplied new in November 1958 to John Somers of Bristol.  Its configuration remains as supplied when new and is finished in British Racing Green with Suede Green trim, a manual overdrive gearbox and disc brakes.

Amazingly, Mr Somers kept the car for 33 years, selling it in 1991 with just 25,000 miles recorded from new. The next owner was gentleman racing driver Sir Paul Vestey. He is famous for campaigning jaguar E-Types and Ferrari GTOs in the 1960s and 1970s. 927 DHT has again been in long term ownership and with the present owner for some 20 years and covered only 42,000 miles.  The car presents beautifully with excellent coachwork, lovely original trim and has been impeccably maintained by notable Jaguar specialists. A vast and interesting history file accompanies it.

A beautifully preserved, original car that offers excellent performance and comfort. Rarely do such genuine, low mileage cars come to market.

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