If you wanted a luxury sedan with the performance of a sports car in the 1960s, you could not ignore the Jaguar Mk II 3.4 and 3.8. With outputs of 210 and 220 horsepower respectively, they were very fast cars that could be driven with great comfort. Not for nothing did the police in those days drive Jaguars compulsorily, the thieves' guild at the time invariably chose a Jaguar to rob banks or commit other crime. Not for nothing drove TV hero Inspector Morse in a Mk II.The Mk II that we offer here is the very popular version with 3.8 liter six cylinder. Still fast, especially when combined with the manual transmission in this car, which is equipped with overdrive. The top speed of this model is over 200 km/h and from standstill you reach 96 km/h (60 mph) in a still commanding 8.5 seconds. The Mark II was introduced in 1959 and this example is from 1960, so it is an early variant. In the mid-1980s the car was brought to the Netherlands to be extensively restored ten years later by a Jaguar specialist.The bodywork is still very neat. The paintwork is in pristine condition, chrome, rubbers and details all look perfect and the fits of the sheet metal are as you would expect. The pleasantly heavy doors lock easily. Even today a Mk II still feels luxurious and solid, a car "on level".The interior was restored at the time with high quality materials and parts so it still looks great. At best, the seats show that the car has been enjoyed, something that can be seen as a plus with leather, which often gets nicer with use. The instruments all function as they should and look beautiful. All the controls also function as you would expect.The 3.8 six-in-line has been completely overhauled and then cherished and driven with care. As a result, the big powerplant is still in formidable condition and certainly lives up to the expectations that come with 220 horsepower in a car like this. The transmission in this Jaguar is the much-loved four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Sportiness and suppleness appear to go perfectly well together with this wonderful combination that drives great.With the Jaguar comes a sizable package of invoices, the original instruction and maintenance books and an original workshop manual. Not that you will need that anytime soon with this fantastic car but it alone is fun to fluff through.We can be simple about this Mk II: a top-notch car in very good condition and equally good coloring.