1957 Jaguar MK1 Saloon
The original modern sports Saloon, this car has been completely restored from the ground up. Unlike most 57 Jaguar MK1’s with a 3.4-liter engine, this one has a 3.8 liter dual overhead cam power plant with dual SU carbs. The head was rebuilt 10 years ago including carb overhaul. Since the rebuild, it has only 524 miles on it.
The MK1 featured many innovations for 1957 including vacuum assist four-wheel disc brakes, Borg Warner 3 speed auto transmission, and a telescoping steering wheel.
Nearly all the bodywork was completed via “leading” as was the practice back in 1957. There is little to no Bondo here. The original burled walnut interior has been maintained, with a new custom-made console, new headliner, and all new vinyl upholstery stitched to the original design.
A short documentary about the restoration of this car was made in 2013 and went viral on Car Blogs and Social Media and is included here. You can watch that here to see how this car was transformed from a rusted-out heap.
This is not a Concours Car, but a driver. One to be driven to be appreciated. It runs and sounds great. Please refer to the photos and the aforementioned video for the current condition. Will include the repair and parts manual.
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