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For Sale: 1961 Jaguar Mark IX
in Mount Dora (Orlando), Florida

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Classic Dreamcars, Inc.
Classic Dreamcars, Inc.
206 North Highland Street
Mount Dora (Orlando), FL 32757
325-385-1945
Description
 
1961 JAGUAR MK IX SALOON SEDAN

One of the Most Beautiful Sedans ever produced out of England. It was introduced at the Earls Court London Motor Show in 1958. It immediately garnished a score of sales from Rolls-Royce and Bentley as it was equally prestigious yet, priced lower ($6,500 vs $15,655) and offered just as many features (with a lot less maintenance). Despite the fact the body style was similar to the previous Jag model MKVII, this version acquired the much needed 4-Wheel Servo-Assist Dunlop Disc Brakes, Power Steering , better Heating System, and the newly offered, factory bored-out 3.8 XKE Motor w/ 2-SU Carburetors all part of the package, when delivered fresh from the factory. This was one of the First Jaguar Motors Cars to benefit from the huge success of the Jaguar Sportcar's in such races as the 24 Hrs. of Lemans and other great Endurance Races. This racing pedigree, and the fact, this is the Last of Year this Model, automatically, places this beautiful MK IX as one of the Most Desirable & Collectable “Big Cats”.

However, excellent rust-free versions are difficult to find. Possibly due to the fact that many stayed in Europe and the fact, only 10,005 were ever built in 3 years from 1959-1961. Specifically: 5,984 (English) Right-hand Drive and only 4,021 LHD Left Hand. Virtually all were equipped with, what is considered, an excellent Borg-Warner Automatic 3-spd. Gearbox… though, a 4- speed manual with Overdrive was available by Special Order. Two-tone paint was one of just a few options- however, in our opinion it makes the car look dated... like an earlier MKVII Model, as it distracts from the body contours. We love those beautiful curved bodylines and sculptured Fender Skirts !

This Art Deco Styled Body was considered a large Luxury Sedan in the 60’s but, actually only measures 16’.4" long…that impression possibly owing to the fact it sits low and is 6 foot 1 inch wide. When introduced at the London Motor Show it immediately struck a chord with admirers as “Sexy” due to its body contours. However, the ultra-conservative English Press wrote the car up as “Grace, Space and Pace”, owing to the fact it is not only spacious inside but, quite fast for a 4,000 pound Sedan.

You sit deep in Vat Dyed Connolly Hyde Bucket Seats, encompassed by the finest Jaguar Ambla or Leather at every turn with plush Wilton Wool Carpets and Headliner. The finest Circassian Walnut Veneers completely surround you in copious amounts on Door Tops, Bucket Seat Backs and a Full Dashboard. This model even offers full ‘Picnic Tables’, just like its counterpart, the Bentley & Rolls-Royce (Seatbelts added for Safety). Only a few U.S. Delivery Jaguars, like ours, came optioned with a ‘Sunshine roof’, while it is said, all European Deliveries came so equipped. On entry, the smell alone, sends one looking for his / her Mink Coat, or Jar of Grey Poupon. At the back, the large trunk allows the Spare to be carried upright, while the Jack & Tools are tucked under the lip. The Steering Wheel is Telescopic, allowing for larger waist-bound "spare tires" or shorter drivers. You can find several ‘secret compartments’ hidden in and around the passenger compartment (like map & brochure pockets) while each door holds a complete fitted tray for Tools. Night-time brings the special James Bond-style black-light bulbs that light the dash to life. You'll easily mind the gap at the curb safe guarding your extra-cost wide Whitewalls after spotting 'Pussy Galore' with the Optional Lucas Foglamps mounted on the front apron. Dual Gas Tanks (remote operated) make for a clean get-a-way while trying to tune-in your original "RadioMobile" AM radio (sorry, it's defunct). The backseat even contains two hidden cigarette lighters to activate your imaginary flamethrowers. This automobile was designed as the Ultimate Highway Cruiser – it literally glides down the asphalt in consummate luxury...a great way to return to the 60's.

This car came to us out of California through an Jag Only-Collector. It was rust-free & beautifully restored with new, Opalescent Gun Metal Grey Paint, new Light Gray Connolly Leather/Wilton Wool Carpets, mechanical and Professionally restored Wood and Chrome several years ago. It drives out beautifully and sits on 4 recent Firestone Wide Whitewall Tires. The Dual Exhaust has been updated using stainless steel. The Sunroof operates like it should. We transported it in to FL. enclosed, and then sent it through our Resto. Shop for upgrading & sorting-out. It had just had the carb's rebuilt, gas tanks refurbished, brakes done, undercarriage cleaned with wire brush /refinished and is ready for the Ultimate Ride. Relive the opulence of the 50' and 60's in this Grand Coach. Recently Won The Silver Award & Best of Class at the 2013 Winter Park Concourse and Best of Show from the AACA Villages Meet 12/13.Priced at $72,500.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: Saloon /Sedan 1 of 4021 LHD
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$72,500
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Mount Dora (Orlando), FL
Zip
32757
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
89,200

Year
1961

VIN
Last of LHD MK IX's, Sunroof/Bucket Seats/ 4W Disc Brakes

Vehicle Category/Style
Exotic/Foreign/Import

Convertible
No

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Opalescent Gunmetal Grey

Accessories and Customizations


Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior
Mint

Interior Details

Color(s)
Gray Connolly

Seat Material
Leather

Accessories and Customizations






Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior
Mint

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Inline 6

Engine Size
3.8 Liter

Engine History
Rebuilt

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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