1961 Jaguar Mark II


Made from 1959 to 1967, the Mark II saloon was the most successful Jaguar model until that time, with total production of 83,701 units. The MK II was based on the MKI, but the result varied in many ways, both aesthetically and mechanically. Design improvements and the use of modern materials resulted in a reduced overall weight. The interior was full of luxury and elegance with plush amenities such as leather and wood. The careful attention to detail amplified the ambiance of sophistication. The Mark II featured larger side and rear windows, an updated grille, fitted fog lamps, a wider rear track without the full fender skirts, and standard four-wheel disc brakes.

The Mark II has been portrayed in the media as either the perfect vehicle to start a car chase in, or to apprehend the lawbreakers in. The model had room for up to five adults and was a popular getaway car choice. The car was also employed by the police to patrol British motorways. Mark IIs were often also driven by those on the wrong side of the law. A Mark II was memorably used as a get-away car in the "Great Train Robbery" of 1963. The Mark II also had a successful competition history in International Touring Car racing, and in rallies. It was driven by famous drivers such as Roy Salvadori and Duncan Hamilton amongst others, as well as by European drivers such as Bernard Consten and Peter Lindner.

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