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1966 Coombs Jaguar MKII 3.8
A genuine Coombs MKII is among the most coveted of all Jaguars. Modified in period by Guildford workshop of John Coombs, these cars were bespoke conversions ordered by the likes of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori, for fast road use and competition. While MKIIs led the field in production and touring car racing during the Sixties, the most successful private entries came from the Coombs' workshops.
This particular example is one of last built, and typically has the original modifications including uprated engine with 9-1 compression engine, lightened flywheel, high lift camshafts, big valves, 2 inch carburettors; close ratio gearbox with overdrive; modified suspension and steering, straight through twin exhausts and Burman PAS. In addition other bespoke features include the original and very rare Zebrano vertically veneered woodwork; full-length Webasto sunroof and sun visor, fitted from new, and four specially commissionedJaguar bucket seats in black hide with contrast red piping.
Retaining its original colour scheme of signal Red with black leather interior this car has been the subject of a sympathetic restoration; an £11,000 engine rebuild by Jaguar Specialist Don Law, and has been sparingly used since. It has a large history file; authenticated provenance and is in excellent condition. This has to be the Ultimate MKII.