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1961 Major Callander's Mark 2 Jaguar SOLD
|Major Donald Fraser Callander OBE MC & Bar Dunkirk - Korea (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Callander)|
Last man in the British army to lead a charge wearing a kilt:
First owner of this MK2 3.4 manual overdrive.
A rare opportunity to own a historical piece of British car manufacturing history. Perfect for anyone wanting to restore and own the iconic Mk2 Jaguar as well as making an investment.
For sale is a 3.4 M.O.D. Mk 2 Jaguar, including engine, gearbox, woodwork (walnut veneer) and seating (original, good condition leather, front seats are reclining) The car was taken off the road in the late 70's for restoration - most of which was carried out to the bodywork. The engine and gearbox were stripped and rebuilt professionally using new Jaguar components (pistons, rings, valves, springs and shells).
Manufactured August 1961: colour Cotswold Blue
3.4 manual with overdrive.
51,000 miles showing on the clock.
During the last 30 years, the front of the car has been rebuilt with what appears to be new parts, including four new door skins. The bonnet and boot lid are in excellent condition.
The floorpan is solid along with the box sections possibly some work required over drive axle area but no perferations
There have been repairs made to some of the normal rust areas for this car - all fully gas welded.
The interior wood trim is good with no cracking or warping of the veneer.
The leather is good with only the rear squab having a tear of about two inches. The veneer on the front reclining seat trays are in excellent condition as well.
There is an exhaust system (unused) glass and chrome rolling chasis with all drive and braking components, wiring still in place on which insulation appears to be good but no petrol tank.
More photographs are available at
Please don't hesitate to email if you have any further questions.
Viewing strongly encouraged. Please contact to arrange.
This mk2 Jaguar has lain in dry storage for over 30 years and some parts are missing. However, apart from the petrol tank, all major components are present. Over the years I have been involved in 4 Jaguar restorations and I would consider this a "light restoration". Some years ago I was in touch with the original restorer who told me that the engine had been rebuilt with new pistons, valves, shells, etc. Measurements were taken and journals and bores were standard. The gearbox was stripped, found to be OK and rebuilt. The carburettors are in good condition showing little wear. He also told me that the dynamo, starter and radiator were rebuilt. In my opinion, the car does not need to be re-leathered or the wood re-veneered, just lacquered.
The heritage certificate numbers match the V5 and old log book, although the aluminum plate with the numbers is missing. Original paintwork, which can be seen on some parts of the car, is the original colour - Cotswold Blue
The paperwork accompanying the car allows it to be traced back to its first owner, Major Callander*. I believe that with proper restoration, this car would be at the high-end value of mk2 Jaguars.
Anyone is welcome to come and view the car if interested. If you're able to view in person, I would recommend that you check the photo album by copying and pasting the following link into your browser, where all the parts accompanying the car are available to view:
According to its Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate, the car was supplied by Henlys of London to Major D F Callander of the Cameron Highlanders. Major Callander was awarded a M.C. and Bar later awarded an O.B.E. and was a Member of The Regents Bodyguard in Scotland. Major Callander fought from the Dunkirk Rear Guard to the Aden Crisis with the Cameron Highlanders. His full history can be found on Wikipedia and other sites on the internet.
Educated offers please.