Jaguar Mark V - All Original

  • 123000.00 £
  • Published date: June 12, 2024
    • Seaham, Durham, United Kingdom

Jaguar Mark V - All Original


⭕ For sale by owner: Beautiful Jaguar MK 5 - 1949 Model: Jaguar MK V 3.5 litre Date of manufacture: June 1st, 1949 Body style: Saloon RHD Chassis number: 620284 Engine: 6 Cyl. 3.5 l Engine number: T 5425 Gearbox number: JH 367 Body number: G 1641 Steering: Right hand drive Transmission: Manual Exterior color: Lavender Grey Exterior color: Suede green Original dealer: Henlys Limited, London Date of despatch: June 9th, 1949 Condition: Absolute original - mechanically perfect - original radio Radiomobil 100 with antenna under fender - original Runbaken ignition coil Odometer: ~ 49,000 mi Location: Switzerland Price: £123000 or best offer The first post-war Motor Show at Londons Earls Court exhibition hall was held in October 1948. Here, for the first time visitors could see many new post-war models from the British motor industry. One of the most popular stands was that of Jaguar Cars Limited, where there was the stunning Mark V saloon on display. In comparison with the sensational XK, the Mark V perhaps made less of an impression. However, under the skin the two cars shared the same basic chassis design, with Jaguars first independent front suspension, and hydraulic brakes. Unlike the advanced new twin overhead camshaft engine of the XK, the Mark V still used the traditional overhead valve layout with push-rods, in 2.5 and 3.5-litre sizes, inherited from previous Jaguar saloons. Similarly, the body style was developed from the classic Jaguar shape first seen in 1935. It was somewhat modernized, with built-in headlamps, while another difference was that the traditional wire wheels had been replaced by smaller disc wheels. Seen for the first time on the Mark V saloon was the rounded, extended quarter-light window in the rear door. This would become a Jaguar styling hallmark, and was still to be seen more than fifty years later on current models. At the time, the Mark V represented worthwhile progress for Jaguar. Its modern chassis combined with traditional styling and a typically well-finished interior, gave the model great appeal to the British car buying public, but the Mark V also saw usefully increased export sales. Altogether some 9500 Mark V saloons and 1000 drophead coupés were built from 1949 to 1951. The Mark V was also seen in motor sport, with Cecil Vard coming third in the 1951 Monte Carlo Rally, and fifth in the 1953 rally, using the same car!

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