This particular MK2 is a matching numbers car with a wonderful history that saw it being commissioned in 1990 to be fully rebuilt and brought up to speed by Beacham Cars of New Zealand.
Finishing production at the Coventry factory on the 7th April 1967, this MK2 originally rolled out as a manual 3.4 car in Opalescent Golden Sand with a contrasting red leather interior trim.
The car was then supplied new by the authorised Jaguar main dealer Henlys of London to Stapleton Tyre Services of Watford on the 27th April 1967. Jaguar Heritage have issued a production record trace certificate that documents this and the cars authenticity which is present in the cars paperwork.
The car remained in the UK until 1990, when Beacham Cars were commissioned on behalf of Continental Motors in Yokohama to completely rebuild the car to its world renowned levels. It was then that it had a bare shell restoration and was painted in opalescent Gunmetal with a new interior and retrim by G W Bartlett.
As one can imagine, no stone was left unturned in the build and the MK2 was thoroughly brought up-to-date with a five speed Getrag gearbox, air conditioning, Coombs rear spats, a completely rebuilt engine for use with unleaded fuel, power rack and pinion steering, central locking and halogen headlamps to name just a few of their signature touches.
The car once finished headed to Japan in 1991, however in 1997 after a spell of 6 years, it was sold and shipped to Spain where resided in Marbella until 2011, before returning to the UK.
Since the cars restoration 29 years ago back in 90/91, the car has only covered 12,952 miles and thanks to it’s owners and locations around the world, it has remained in outstanding condition throughout and a testament to the quality of Beacham’s restorative works.
Upon its return to the UK, the MK2 has continued to be updated with the inclusion of Coopercraft 4 pot disc brakes all round and wider Competition 72 spoke chrome-wire wheels wearing Michelin XVS tyres.
All in all, this stunning early Beacham restoration has retained all of the true character of the classic MK2, but thanks to their craftsmanship and wise choice of OEM+ upgrades, it is an extremely enjoyable and easy to drive modern classic set to only increase in value.
This MK2 would not look out of place in one of the finest car collections in the world and an opportunity to purchase Beacham’s revised motoring icon do not come along often.
We welcome independent inspections, as all the cars on sale by Horsepower Hangar are HPi checked and mechanically inspected, so you know that you can buy with confidence from a long established specialist.
The Beacham is available to view 7 days a week, but please note that all viewings are strictly by appointment only and we’re located just 30 minutes away from the A1 at Peterborough.
Nationwide delivery can be also be arranged for any prospecting clients further afield.
To arrange a viewing or if you have any further questions that you would like answering, please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan on 07799 360 360 or Jordan on 07799 350 350.
|Engine||3.4 Straight Six|
|Exterior Color||Opalescent Gunmetal|
|Interior Color||G W Bartlett Interior & Retrim|