The 1960-1969 Jaguar Mark II is the restyled and more attractive successor to Jaguar's smaller sedan line ("Mark I") introduced in 1956. The monocoque bodyshell was given a more open greenhouse and minor exterior trim changes, but stayed dimensionally the same.

The 1960 Jaguar Mark II sedan, part of the 1960-1969 Jaguar Mark II series.
1960 Jaguar Mark II sedan.  See more pictures of Jaguar cars.


Powered by the workhorse XK twincam six in a choice of three displacements and power ratings, and available with both manual and automatic transmission. Numerous other extra-cost items were listed, including overdrive and handsome knock-off-center wire wheels. All these are good-handling cars and, in the case of the 3.8-liter versions, quick (up to 135 mph maximum). This series had a live-axle rear suspension, unlike later models that had an independent setup.

Sold fairly widely in the U.S. through 1967, after which the 3.8-liter engine was dropped to make room in the lineup for the new XJ6 and the remaining models were renamed 240 and 340.

Pluses of the 1960-1969 Jaguar Mark II
:
  • Compact size
  • Fine handling
  • Legendary XK performance
  • Wide choice of specs
  • Many parts still available
  • Conservative British appearance
  • 3.4- and 3.8-liter "small sedans" 1957-64 are Milestone cars
Minuses of the 1960-1969 Jaguar Mark II:
  • Unit construction rust problem
  • Limited performance (2.4 liter)
  • Not as much room as you'd think

Production of the 1960-1969 Jaguar Mark II:

  • 2.4 Litre: 25173
  • 3.4 Litre: 28,666
  • 3.8 Litre: 30,141
  • 240: 4,446
  • 340: 2,800

Specifications of the 1960-1969 Jaguar Mark II:
Length, inches: 181.0
Wheelbase, inches: 107.4
Weight, pounds: 3,200-3,360
Price, new: $4,800 U.S. for 3.8-Litre in 1960

Engines for the 1960-1969 Jaguar Mark II
:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
dohc I-6 149 2,443 120 1960-69
dohc I-6 2103,4422101960-69
dohc I-6 2103,7812201960-67

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