Posted: 29 Aug 2014 01:16 PM PDT
If you were to ask me what my favorite Jaguar was, I might blurt out the E-Type. Then, the person asking me the question would probably restate the question uttering "what is your favorite modern-day Jaguar?" At that time, I could mumble out "the new F-Type Coupe." I am sure my answers wouldn't start any fights, but one could throw a wrench in our one-on-one conversation by interrupting us with the words "Mark 2." That would be an interesting conversation because the look on my face would be rather priceless as I looked dumbfounded and plainly confused thinking to myself what in the world a Mark 2 was. After a couple minutes I would have realized I know this car from past automotive history lessons from one of my ‘automotive’ friends who happened to live in England for several years.
The Jaguar Mark 2 was a sedan that birthed in the countrysides of England in 1959 and saw production last until 1967.
Paying homage to the Jaguar Mark 2, Director of Design at Jaguar Cars, Ian Callum, took on a reengineering project by Classic Motor Cars Limited (CMC) restorers. Taking a Jaguar Mark 2 and modifying it with modern-day twists is somewhat of an understatement considering this re-engineered Mark 2 took on a full array of parts and design elements you would expect for the latest Jaguar supercar to have rolling off of the assembly line today.
The car was redesigned by Ian for his personal use, featuring a modified 4.3-liter XK engine, 5-speed manual transmission, a unique independent rear suspension, modernized brakes and many other intricate parts making it drive like a dream, literally. You can call this unadulterated Bespoke, if that can be mouthed as a term – it fits.
The complete story and build dynamics has been posted below for your enjoyment. Taking a glance at this engineering marvel has us salivating. I wonder if Ian will build one for someone else at the right price?
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