Ian Callum completes his one-off MKII sedan [Video]

August 30, 2014
Ian Callum, Design Director at Jaguar Cars, has completed his remake of the iconic Jaguar MKII saloon.

Requiring about 18 months from conception to completion, Callum unveiled his one-off MKII sedan earlier this week. Callum was charged with designing the project car while Britain’s Classic Motor Cars Limited handled the actual build.

Callum tried to incorporate a large portion of the MKII’s original lines into his design, but the four-door sports plenty of one-off touches, including integrated bumpers, a lower ride height, and 17-inch wheels. The interior is a blend of old and new, mixing classic cues with modern amenities like a touch-screen audio system.

The customized MKII is powered by an up-rated 4.3L engine that’s mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

“This is a very personal statement. A long held notion that, although the Mark II has always been a beautiful car, it could be even more exciting in shape and performance,” Callum said. “Whilst maintaining the purity of the car’s form, I wanted to add a number of modern twists to the design. Simplification and clarity was my objective.”

Although of show-car quality, Callum’s MKII won’t spend the rest of its life tucked away in a garage – the Jaguar designer plans to use the car on a regular basis.

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