According to sir William Lyons, well known as mister Jaguar is the MKII the maxim of grace, pace and space. Nowadays it is known as one of the nicest saloons which are classic but are very usable on a daily base as well.
The MKII has two faces, one face shows a very fast sport saloon which make the car very attracting during its years for the police as well as for the thieves (think of the movies from Get Carter with Michael Caine and off-course inspector Morse). The other face showed an extremely comfortable, representative car which was mainly used as a business car for the upper-class. The space inside, the way of sitting in the chairs, the looks, but above all the way of driving make the Jaguar one of the greatest saloons to have in a collection.
Dr Greg Beacham saw a market for rebuilding and uprating Jaguar cars, primarily Jaguar Mk2s, that were in New Zealand, finishing them to a very high standard and selling them to Japan, Australia, UK etc as an upmarket fully restored car. Beacham provided a classic Jaguar Mk2 with the comfort of a modern car and a restoration that left no stone left unturned. The father and son team have, arguably, been building the finest upgraded Mk2 Jaguars for over 25 years. To do this, he built a special facility where the cars were completely dismantled, stripped out, shot blasted and any body repairs, welding and finishing was done. There was a separate hi-tech paint shop to complete the body. Finally, the cars were assembled and finished off.
During this process the Jaguar XK engines were restored, the gearbox, steering, suspension and electrics were uprated, chrome wire wheels and a stainless steel exhaust fitted. The cars leaving the world renowned Beacham facilities were essentially new cars with a new identity using the original chassis number. Owning a Beacham places the owner in what is a very distinguished community of Beacham owners.
Body: 4 Doors Sedan
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 5356 Miles (As indicated at time of photography)
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered, 1 previous Owners noted on Registration
THIS MOTOR CAR:
According to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate that comes with the car, this Jaguar MKII was manufacture on 15 August, 1961. Started live as a RHD, Manual transmission car with Black exterior paint and Red interior trim. It was sold by a New Zealand Dealer and delivered from the factory on 15th September to South Africa to the 1st owner.
In the mid-1970s, the car was bought by Dr. Beacham in New Zealand, one of the world's best-known restorers specializing in Jaguars, completely rebuilt (frame off) and optimized according to the technical standard of the time, the car came with a brochure and scope document.
The car was then acquired by a Japanese dealership who, in order to diversify their invest