Street Parked: Jaguar Mark 2

Jaguar Mark 2
The Jaguar Mark 2 is an interesting car. It was designed under Sir William Lyons’ maxim of “grace, pace, and space”. The design appears to have worked as the Mark 2 is equally at home hauling the over-privileged to fashionable shops or hauling hoons around race tracks.

Prowling cat is prowly
The Mark 2 was built from 1959 to 1967 and used the XK inline 6 engine. This is the same XK 6 engine family of XK120, Xk150, D-Type and E-Type glory. This car has a 3.8 litre version that made this Jag a stylish muscle car. This car can accelerate to 60 in 8.5 seconds and continue to a top speed of 125 miles per hour. This was remarkable for a luxury sedan in the 1960s.

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The Mark 2’s performance capabilities endeared it to folks like Stirling Moss, Jimmy Clark, and the Kray twins. Mr. Moss and Mr. Clark drove the Mark 2 to success in the European Touring Car Championship while the Kray twins drove the Mark 2 successfully away from the police during their days of arganized crime in London’s East End.

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