1967 Jaguar 340 'Mark II' 3.8 Sedan
|Performance options:||3.8 liter, 6-Cylinder with Overhead Cam, Twin SU Carbs|
|Transmission:||4 speed manual|
|Suspension:||Independent Front and Rear|
|Features:||Sony AM/FM/CD radio|
|Wheels:||Steel with hubcaps|
|Tires:||185-15 Red Lines|
|Brakes:||Four-wheel disc brakes|
|Gearbox #:||JC 5209|
This gleaming piano black 340 3.8 L Jaguar has been one family owned since February of 1968. It is in great mechanical condition and has always been garage kept since day one. In 1967 the Mark II, with minor changes, was re-designated as a model 340. As far as the 340 version is concerned, this proved to be the rarest of the whole line with a total of only 535 L.H.D being produced. This particular Jaguar is 1 of fewer than 10 outfitted with a 3.8-liter engine. With the fitment of the straight port cylinder heads [a la the E-type] and a slightly lighter body shell, these "340's” proved to be actually the faster than the full-blooded Mark II equivalents. The undercarriage is clean with no rust and fitted with a proper Jaguar exhaust system.
It has been extremely well maintained by its caretaker over the span of 51 years. The engine was refreshed at 53,360 miles and is in great running mechanical condition today.
The 340 rides on properly sized 185/15 Redline tires, which really enhance the look by bringing out the Red interior. The interior is in great condition and is complimented with wood trim for an elegant and classy look. It features a 4-speed manual transmission, full instrumentation, and power steering for the ease of handling. The paint and britework are very complimenting to the overall look of this Jaguar.
It is very rare to find such a beautiful original example on the market today, especially one with very long-term ownership who cared for this Sedan, keeping it just as beautiful as the day it was built. This is a great Jaguar that should go to a collector that is going to be proud to be its next caretaker for years to come. This beautiful 340 Jaguar will come with a recap of all its major service during its past ownership from 1968 to December of 2018.
The sedan, derived from the Mark II series, rides on a 107-inch wheelbase and is powered by a twin-camshaft, 3.4-liter six-cylinder XK engine. Developing 210 hp with a top speed of 110 mph, the 340 was radical for a small sedan that could carry five passengers. Innovations not yet mainstream in that era included four-wheel disc brakes, radial tires and power steering with an adjustable telescoping steering wheel. The Jag’s handling is controlled by semi trailing wishbones up front, while the rear features a trailing-link setup, including cantilever semielliptical springs. The fuel capacity is 14.5 gallons. A full-size spare and a complete tool set rest below the floor of the car’s 13.5-cubic-foot trunk.
Starting it up is an easy two-step affair. Turning the ignition on and pushing the starter cause the engine to purr to life with a sound that reminds you this is not one of Coventry’s latest. Even after 40 years, the H-patterned gearbox is still taut, offering sure-footed settings in the gates. Nestled into the walnut-finished dashboard are a 140-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and amperage, fuel, oil and water temperature gauges. Other niceties include map and glovebox lights and¬—a sign of the times¬—a cigar lighter. The largeish Bakelite steering wheel and the power-assisted steering offer a secure road feel, reassuring considering this 3080-pound car is capable of 0 to 60 mph in eight seconds. Overall, the Jaguar 340 Saloon is a surprisingly civil car to drive. The front suspension geometry was rearranged to raise the roll center and the rear track widened. Four-wheel disc brakes were now standard. Power steering, overdrive or automatic transmissions could be fitted at extra cost. The 3.8 Litre was supplied fitted with a limited-slip differential.