Jaguar Mk I 3.4 Litre

Produced: 1957-1959, 17340 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats

The Jaguar 2.4 Litre (Mk I) had firmly established itself by 1957 and had gained a good reputation for providing good sports saloon performance, therefore the new 3.4 Litre model looked set to being another winner. The 3.4 Litre used a larger capacity (3442cc) version of the same power plant as the 2.4 and turned this well mannered saloon into a very powerful car overnight.

The automatic had 3 gears. Early cars had drum brakes, the 1959 has 4 wheel disc. It also has 4 speed manual with a Laycock de Normanville electric overdrice mounted behind the transmissiaon with swith on the upper left facia (dash).

The 3.4 Litre was capable of reaching 120mph and from 1958 many cars came fitted with optional overdrive and disc brakes to make the most of the available power.  As with the 2.4 the 3.4 Litre came as a 4 door saloon, its bodyshell being identical to the smaller engine car, except for its different rear wheel spats.

As with the 2.4 Litre Mk I the 3.4 is often over looked in favour for the later Mk II cars and has now become a rare sight.

Source: Motorbase
3442ccS6 DOHCJaguar XK83mm x 106mm8
Fuel System
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
120 mph9.1 s21 mpg210 bhp 5500
Auction Sales History
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
58 Jaguar MK I 3.4 Litre H&H Sales Limited 30 Oct 2013 £10080.00 -
523 Jaguar MK V111 3.5 litre Coys 13 Oct 2013 - €9440.00
075 Jaguar MkI 3.4 Automatic Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 25 Sep 2013 Not sold
120 Jaguar MKI 3.4 Saloon Barons 29 Apr 2008 Not sold
052 1957 JAGUAR MK I 3.4 LITRE H&H Sales Limited 10 Oct 2007 £25300.00 -
21 Jaguar MK 1 3.4-Litre BCA 11 Apr 2006 - £14190.00
606 1957 Jaguar Mk1 3.4-Litre Saloon Bonhams 24 Jun 2005 Not sold
1156 Jaguar Mk I Competition Coys 3 Jul 2004 Not sold
041 Jaguar MK1 3.4 (1959) H&H Sales Limited 4 Jun 2003 Not sold
121 Jaguar MK1 3.4 (1965) Barons 4 Feb 2003 Not sold
038 Jaguar MK1 3.4 (1961) Barons 23 Jul 2002 Not sold
030 Jaguar MK1 3.4 (1959) ADT 22 Apr 1996 - £7140.00
243 Jaguar MK1 3.4 (1959) RTS Auctions Ltd 18 Feb 1996 £5100.00 -
052 Jaguar MK1 3.4 (1959) ADT 12 Feb 1996 Not sold
021 Jaguar MK1 3.4 (1959) Coys 20 Oct 1994 £1800.00 -
099 Jaguar MK1 3.4 (1957) ADT 18 Jul 1994 £2250.00 -
Magazine Articles
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Article Me and my classic - 'I have never, ever owned a modern car. Not once. I wouldn't want to'
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Publication Classic Cars October 2003
Me and my classic - 'I have never, ever owned a modern car.  Not once.  I wouldn't want to' - Ian Dixon-Potter has a small fleet of classics to meet his everyday driving needs, including this Jaguar MKI that appeared in this magazine nearly 30 years ago.
Article Buyer's Guide Express - Jaguar MKI
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 14 December 2011
Buyer's Guide Express - Jaguar MKI - The original compact Jaguar was a sensation when it was new, but was overshadowed by its MK2 derivative.  Now, MKI's are rare, precious - and great fun if you can find a good one, says JAMES TAYLOR.
Article Buying Power - Jaguar MK1
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 20 January 2010
Buying Power - Jaguar MK1 - This is the model that introduced Jaguar to the executive sporting saloon market that now defines the marque.  They're also cheaper than their Mk2 successor, says RUSS SMITH.
Article Mark 1 Project - Part 15
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast February 2007
Mark 1 Project - Part 15 - This month Alan Proctor starts work on the body repairs of the Jaguar Daimer Heritage Trust 3.4 litre saloon.
Article Mark 1 Project - Part 14
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast January 2007
Mark 1 Project - Part 14 - Now that Dave Mark's had stripped out the car, it was time to move the bodyshell to Alan Proctor's bodyworks in Workshop, North Nottinghamshire for remedial work to be carried out on corrosion and paintwork.
Article Mark 1 Project Part 9
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast July 2006
Mark 1 Project Part 9
Article Mark I Project - Part 5
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast February 2006
Mark I Project - Part 5 - This month, work on the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Mark I saloon project moves to Graham Whitehouse, automatic transmission specialist in the West Midlands.  Graham gets to grips with the Borg Warner DG 'box stripdown for evaluation and rebuild.
Article Mark I Project - Part 3
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast December 2005
Mark I Project - Part 3 - Apologies for the lack of a Project article last month due to the weight of material being published on the Mark 1 and the 50th celebrations in Coventry.  We return this month with the engine finally removed.  Dave Marks takes up the story.
Article Mark 1 project Part 2
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast October 2005
Mark 1 project Part 2 - Nigel Thorley continues to relate the work on the new project with Dave Marks.
Article Me and the Mark 1
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast October 2005
Me and the Mark 1 - Paul Skilleter looks back at his long-term association with Jaguar's 1950s compact saloon - on road and track.
Article Code Name Utah
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Publication Classic Car Mart September 2005
Code Name Utah - Jim Patten explores Jaguar's first unitary construction model, the 2.4/3.4 saloon in the year of its 50th anniversary.
Article Mark 1 Project - Part 1
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast September 2005
Mark 1 Project - Part 1 - Dave Marks and Nigel Thorley get to grips with our new project, a 1958 3.4 litre Mark 1 saloon revealed last month.
Article A Mark 1 celebration
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast August 2005
A Mark 1 celebration - Refurbished for JDHT By The JAGUAR ENTHUSIASTS' CLUB In association with David Marks Garages & Alan Proctor Bodywork.
Article A Mark of Respect
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast May 2005
A Mark of Respect - Continuing our monthly lead in to the 50th anniversary of the 2.4 litre saloon this year, last month we took a look at some of the beautiful artwork created in the 1950s around the model.  This month Andrew Swift and Nigel Thorley look back at the brochures for the cars and original promotional material. Jaguar Mk 1
Article The Mark 1 - An Alternative Perspective
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast February 2005
The Mark 1 - An Alternative Perspective - Jaguar Mark 1 & 2 Saloons - Anniversary Year (50 years since launch).
Article In Praise of the Mark 1
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Publication Jaguar Enthusiast December 2004
In Praise of the Mark 1 - One manís appreciation of an over-looked Jaguar model.
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