A generation ago the sporting motorist with a family might well have looked no further than a Jaguar Mark I or Mark II. For an enthusiastic driver needing a four-seater they were hard to beat, offering beautifully proportioned styling, excellent performance, engineering quality and fine handling. They were much sought after at the time, and after a period of neglect have become highly desirable in the classic car market today. Dramatic increases in the values of all models in the Mark I and Mark II family have stimulated renewed interest in these most prized of all Jaguar saloons. Many examples have been rejuvenated by professional restorers and mechanically minded owners, but how many of these cars boast the completely original and authentic specification which the most discerning enthusiasts now demand? The information needed to determine how a restored car should look and what parts it should contain can be hard to find, but now help is at hand for all owners, restorers and enthusiasts in this publication, with full of details such as production changes, colour schemes, optional extras and special equipment etc… Drawing from factory records, parts books, catalogues and service bulletins, as well as the accumulated knowledge of the author Nigel Thorley and respected Jaguar restorers, this book provides the evidence of what constitutes an authentic Jaguar Mark II. More than 150 high quality colour photographs show every inch of eight carefully selected cars. Seven of these have been preserved in remarkably original condition; the other has been restored with fastidious attention to originality. From 2.4-litre Mark I to Daimler V8 250, every permutation of specification is covered in superb detail. The definitive originality guide to one of Britain's great sporting saloon cars, Original Jaguar MkI/MkII is indispensible for all owners, restorers, buyers and enthusiasts.