The production of second Mark 2 by legendary design director Ian Callum is already underway at the headquarters of leading restorers Classic Motor Cars of Bridgnorth (CMC). The first car, a Mark 2 redesigned by Jaguar’s Design Director Ian Callum and re-engineered by CMC for his own personal use, was unveiled at the opening of the company’s new headquarters in August 2014, boasting a huge number of aesthetic and technical modifications.
This will be the second of a limited run of twelve cars and is expected to visit the US next year. Nick Goldthorp, Managing Director of CMC, said: “The second Mark 2 by Callum is in production, it is going to be a left hand drive car and the body is nearing completion. We should finish the vehicle by the end of this year.” Each vehicle will be tailored to an individual buyer, who will spend time with Ian Callum to finalize the specification.
This exciting 18 month joint project between Ian Callum and Classic Motor Cars has endeavoured to retain the integrity of the original Mark 2, whilst making it even more exciting in shape and performance. Quite identical to the First Mark 2 by Callum, it would feature a modified and uprated 4.3L XK engine, 5-speed manual gearbox, a unique independent rear suspension and upgraded front brakes.
Nick Goldthorp said: “No two cars will be the same, which makes them more unique. It is all in the small details that can be tailored, including the gearbox, exterior and interior colours. Each Mark 2 can be built as a right or left hand drive car with automatic or manual transmission and can be additionally fitted with power steering, air conditioning, electric windows and different types of wood veneer.” As for infotainment, it would have Clarion NZ502E single DIN multimedia station 16cm flip-out touchscreen with built-in multi-lingual navigation, audio and DVD Bluetooth, iPhone and iPod connectivity. Touchscreen would discreetly retract when it is not in use.