Jaguars were always powerful and fast machines, covered in beautiful bodies with luxury interiors. They are dream cars that combine the best aesthetics with smooth six-cylinder engines and luxury trim. Over the years, Jaguar earned its performance credentials with numerous racing wins and beautiful sports cars. But in 1959, it presented a proper performance sedan in the form of the Jaguar Mk 2.
Interestingly, this car earned the nickname, “The Bank Robber’s Express” because of its speed and handling. In fact, it helped bank robbers quickly escape the scene of their crimes. And that is why the British police also started using them in the â60s. With a top of the line 3.8-liter engine they sourced from the E-Type delivering 220 HP, the Mk 2 was a capable, elegant sedan with a 0 to 60 mph time of nine seconds flat.