• Features mechanical upgrades
  • Engine re-built in 2002
  • Good bodywork
Sitting between the entry-level 2.4 and the range-topping 3.8 many Jaguar cognescenti regard the 3.4 as the best of the trio, its mix of handling and performance not being bettered by the bigger-engined model. Noted actor Robbie Coltrane bought this manual gearbox model from Bonhams in 1998 and during his 22 years’ ownership it has enjoyed some sensible modifications including upgraded brakes and steering, as well as a five-speed manual gearbox. Marque specialists Vicarage re-built the engine in 2002 following an engine fire (recorded as a Category C) while two years ago Alyth Restorations carried out £32,000-worth of work.
It should be noted that a 240 dashboard is fitted featuring the sliding choke control. It starts and runs well, the running gear is said to be in generally good order, as are the electrics. Bodywork, paint and wheels remain in very good condition. Interior-wise the seats are in good fettle while door cards, dashboard and headlining offer scope for some improvement if required. Market readjustment has seen ‘Mk2’ values becoming more sensible and these models are once again temptingly priced, as this desirable-specification 3.4 shows.