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    Jaguar Mk 2

Jaguar Mk 2
EngineIn-line six-cylinder
Displacement, bore * stroke
CrankshaftMounted sevenfold
Compression ratio7,0/8,0 : 1
Engine controlDOHC, chain
Mixture formation2 SU carburettors, electric fuel pump
CoolingPump circulation, 12,5 litres
LubricationMain flow oil filter, 6,8 litres
Drive trainFront engine, rear drive, limited slip differential
TransmissionMoss four-speed, 1st not synchronized, three-speed automatic, later Jaguar four-speed
Wheelbase2.727 mm
Front suspensionDouble wishbone, coil springs
Rear suspensionRigid axle, leaf springs, quarter elliptic
SteeringRecirculating ball
Brakes f/rDisks
Wheels640 x 15 (5")
Length4.591 mm
Width1.695 mm
Height1.460 mm
Luggage compartment538 litres
Tank capacity55 litres
Kerb weightApprox. 1580 kg + driver
Top speed
Years of manufacture1959 - 1967

Jaguar prospered strongly in 1959. So much concentrated success is rare. Five times one has won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the last 10 years.The chief engineer William Heynes had just received an award from the British engineering company. The company director has received his personal knighthood in 1956.

By the time the Mark 2 appeared, certainly had started already preparations for Jaguars most spectacular project, the Jaguar E-Type from 1961. So great the changes were not between Mark 1 and 2, but still clearly recognizable. Just have a look at the two images above and the greatly enlarged window areas in combination with all around slimmer roof pillars.

At that time the Mark 2 was probably the fastest saloon on the market. A Mercedes 300 SE from 1961 had to be content with 118 kW (160 DIN HP). In addition, the Mark 2 had now disk brakes all round with negative pressure brake booster. The size of the luggage compartment had remained the same. Only the rear lights were significantly larger and more representative. The New had fog lamps front instead of round decorative grids and position lamps on the mudguards.

Furthermore fascinatingly: The interior. Speedometer and rev counter have been displaced from the centre behind the steering wheel. This had the disadvantage of more effort for the manufacturer when changing between right and left steering. The black highlighted switches and instruments in the middle (ammeter, fuel gauge, oil pressure and coolant temperature), however, could remain. The part of the dashboard was foldable, e.g. when defective lighting. Awkward, but then usual, the activation of the windscreen wipers was in the middle. 07/15