1960 Jaguar Mark II 3.8 Saloon
The 1960 jaguar was an era of incredible change – the world welcomed a kaleidoscope of colour, creativity and freedom of expression like never before. Nowhere was this more evident than in the automotive industry with manufacturers pushing their boundaries further than ever before. Here’s a look at some of the best cars from this decade.
Flashback to the Fabulous 1960 Jaguar Lineup: Classic Beauty and Timeless Elegance
Jaguar’s 1959 Mark II was the first car to offer the more desirable 3.8 litre engine which upped the Jaguar’s game significantly in British saloon car racing and rallying. It incorporated many mechanical improvements including four-wheel disc brakes and power assisted recirculating ball steering. When road tested by Britain’s Autocar magazine a manual transmission car fitted with an automatic overdrive transmission delivered a standing quarter-mile time of 19.5 secs and a top speed of 118mph. The 3.8 litre version of the Jaguar’s advanced XK inline-six cylinder engine was regarded as its series’ most desirable motor, offering an outstanding combination of smoothness and power under extended use.