Vehicle Description

Spectacular condition

Over $130,000 invested in complete nut and bolt, concours level restoration!

Just released from a prominent collector owner who additionally owned several other Jaguars and a pre-war Bugatti!

Rare and desirable 1948 Jaguar Mark IV Drophead Coupe

One of only 407 produced for export

Numbers matching 3½ Litre engine

Stunning and highly desired black on red factory color combination

Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic; eligible for events and caravans

Includes service invoices, complete trunk mounted tool kit and Jaguar Heritage Certificate

Recently serviced

Performs wonderfully

The finest example we have brought to market in years!

A dream for the Jaguar collector or enthusiast

Options Include:
Three position folding convertible top
Leather seats
Painted wire wheels
Whitewall tires
Fog and driving lamps
Trafficator turn signals

The 1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3 ½ Litre Drophead Coupe is featured here in the stunning and highly sought after color combination of black over a red leather interior with a beige three-position folding convertible top. This particular example was completed by the Coventry works in June 1948 and was subsequently distributed through Hoffman in New York. The Mark IV was just released from the private collection of Prof. Dean Edmonds Jr. A Doctorial graduate of MIT and professor of Physics at Boston University, Mr. Edmonds is credited for his work on developing the cesium atomic clock and today is recognized with his name on the Wall of Honor in the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. A respected automotive collector and connoisseur in his own wright, his personal collection included several other notable Jaguars and even a Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport! This Mark IV has been subjected to a comprehensive restoration with over $130,000 invested including a full engine rebuild. Having been under the meticulous care of Mr. Edmonds for over a decade the Mark IV presents and performs wonderfully today. As considered a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America, the Mark IV is eligible for all CCCA events and is certain to bring many years of enjoyment to its next caretaker. We are especially proud to offer this incredible 1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3½ Litre Drophead Coupe to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates spectacular condition and notable ownership provenance. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

History of the Mark IV

Produced from 1945 to 1949, Jaguar's 3½ Litre (referred to today as the Mark IV) was offered as either a sports saloon or a traditional Drophead Coupe with a three position convertible top. Only 664 Drophead Coupes were produced with 407 of them being left-hand drive export models. As stunning of a design today as it was then, the Jaguar Mark IV offers pre-war British motoring appeal with post-war refined mechanicals. It is no wonder why examples are cherished by collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world.

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1334304
  • Price:$149,900
  • Location:Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1948
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:Mark IV
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:55742
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Stock Number:407341
  • Trim Level:Convertible
  • VIN:637222
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive