« A Jaguar isn’t a copy of anything », Sir Lyons
Step into our 1961 MK2 and discover all the English elegance and chic of the 1950s and 60s. Experience the cosy warmth of an English parlour, seat yourself in a Connolly leather armchair surrounded by intricate wooden marquetry work. The most luxurious sporty saloon car of the 1960s, the Jaguar MK2 had no match in its era. It was the most beautiful, safest and most stable of all the compact Jaguars; a revolution in performance, handling, comfort and driving quality; and it introduced an innovative four-disc braking system. This model was the brainchild of charismatic creator Sir William Lyons, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956. It proved itself in competitions and international rallies in the hands of Formula 1 drivers such as Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Graham Hill and even Bernard Consten. The latter was a four-time winner of the former annual race, the Tour de France Automobile, between 1960 and 1963.