Jaguar MK-2 Sedan 1963 Beechcraft zw.psd
This second installment of our classic Jaguar review takes an in depth look at the Jaguar MK2. The second model of the all time low fuel-efficient, stylish, high-performanceperformance family car was redesigned for the new generation of 1960's classic car enthusiasts. The first generation of these cars was considered by many to be the purebred British sports car, so any changes were looked at with a bit of caution. The Jaguar was changed to a more masculine looking model complete with deep brocade window treatments, upholstered seats, and the long-flowing exhaust pipes replaced by shorter and less intrusive stainless steel units. Up to sixty thousand could be saved by eliminating the electric windows, which only had room for six personal hand grips.
As might be expected from a car that has such a reputation for being one of the most practical on the market today, the Jaguar needed to create something really special. The new car not only featured a longer wheelbase to allow for a larger engine to be fitted, but the engine became an upgraded version of the same one found in the vintage. A four-speed manual or a dual zone automatic was standard, and the interior featured new materials as well, including improved upholstery with cloth finishes and upholster buttons. Up to sixty thousand could be saved when using the manual option and forty thousand when using the automatic.
Jaguar's first sports car also received a major face lift. The hood, with its two large vents, was simplified to a single vent; the headlights were relocated to improve light clarity and the wipers were relocated to the side of the hood to reduce wind noise. Overall, the changes were minor, but they certainly helped create one of the most successful sports cars of all time. For those who seek a true classic, owning a Jaguar is a must.