This graceful Mark V is presented in outstanding condition having enjoyed a high-cost restoration completed in 2000. This highly-specified left-hand drive car includes not only the original 3.5-liter engine in strong-running condition but also a factory-original sunroof and rear wheel spats. The deep black over burgundy paint is beautiful throughout. The supple red Connolly leather, deep wool Wilton carpets, and burled walnut interior are in exceptional condition. Under the bonnet lies a beautifully detailed engine bay. This Jaguar also retains its hard to source proper factory tool kit. An extensive file of records and receipts accompany this car in addition to factory documentation and brochures. This Mark V represents an outstanding value with an estimate significantly below the cost of replicating this level of restoration. This elegant Jaguar is ready to add Grace, Space and Pace to your collection.
The Model: Like most English car manufacturers following World War II, Jaguar picked up production using mostly pre-war designs. While the new Mark V of 1950 followed the prewar styling cues, there was a significant level of innovation under the skin. The new Mark V carried the Jaguar range to new levels of refinement. Improvements included the first production fully independent front suspension utilizing ball joints. Other innovations included hydraulic brakes, curved side glass, pressed steel wheels, a new chassis design and a full steel body. The interior boasted the extensive use of leather, wood veneers, and deep wool carpet. The top-of-the-line 3.5-liter engine could propel the big Jaguar to 90 miles per hour. The Mark V debuted at the 1948 London Motor Show alongside the new XK120. Despite the XK120 stealing the limelight, the Mark V outsold the legendary sports car by more than two to one, restoring the company to profitability and firmly establishing Jaguar as a manufacturer of high-performance quality luxury vehicles.
1950 Jaguar Mark V Saloon
Designer: William Heynes
deep black over burgundy exterior
red Connolly leather interior
Chassis Number: 628017
Decoded: 62=Mark V, Saloon
8=Left Hand Drive
017=Serial number (1950 production range)
Engine: 3.5L Overhead Valve, 125 bhp Straight-Six Engine
Dual SU Side-Draft Carburetors
Four-Speed Manual Transmission
Four-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
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