By Köpi, Oulu, Finland
These pages are showing current condition and the (slow)
progress of restoring my Jaguar Mk2 to usable (summer) car.
kopikk.roskapoisto @yahoo.com,(remove ".roskapoisto" from
Last update May 8th, 2020
1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8L MOD "Ms. Moneypit"
- In line
six cyl 3.8 litre XK-engine with double over head camshafts and twin SU HD6
carburettors, 225 hp @ 5500rpm, 125mph (201km/h) top speed, 0-60mph (96km/h)
in 8.5s. Fastest saloon of it's time.
Moss manual transmission with Laycock de Normanville overdrive, 1st gear
unsyncronized, limited slip differential.
servo assisted disc brakes in all wheels.
assisted steering (in my car an upgrade from later XJ Jaguar)
83976 Mk2 (all variants) manufactured between 1959-1967, 14757 of them were
3.8 LHD like mine.
English White (Cream) with Old Beige interior.
My car's history
- Manufactured March 10th, 1961 and shipped to
Jaguar Cars New York on March 22nd.
- Sold to Mr. W.E. Buck in Boulder, CO.
- Details unknown, but at some point car ended to
San Diego, California.
- Some sort of restoration (vinyl interior, poor
respray, engine swap) somewhere around 1994 (based on CA plates
- CA plates expired 1998.
- I bought her Feb 2000 and shipped the car to
Finland June-July 2000.
- Restoration 2000 ->?
- Registered in Finland May 2002. Restoration
Restoration Quite many
pictures here, so if you have a slow connection, be patient or go get a
Drives, shows and
Jaguar Fun and