1967 Jaguar 340 'Mark II' 3.8 Sedan

Specifications
Stock: J67-755
Current condition: ORIGINAL-PRESERVED
Performance: 3.8 liter, 6-Cylinder with Overhead Cam, Twin SU Carbs
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Suspension: Independent Front and Rear
Color exterior: Black
Color interior: Red
Features: Sony AM/FM/CD radio
Mileage: 58,444
Wheels: Steel with hubcaps
Tires: 185-15 Red Lines
Brakes: Four-wheel disc brakes
Vin #: P180755
Engine #: KJ10225-8
Gearbox #: JC 5209
Description

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.

History

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 semi-elliptical 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.