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Jaguar 1.5 litre

Overview

Produced: 1935-1949, 13046 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Drophead Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Jaguar MK IV 1,5 Litre Front three quarter view

In 1935 the SS Car Company launched its new 1.5 Litre model. The new car was powered by a side valve Standard 12 engine, which measured 1608cc and produced modest performance. Despite the cars small engine its body style and low-slung saloon chassis gave the car a sporting, distinguished look. Most 1.5 Litre cars carried the standard 4 door saloon body, although a few Drop Head Coupes were also built.

After WW2 the SS Car Company became Jaguar Cars, a name change brought about for obvious political reasons! At the same time the 1.5 Litre model received a much improved overhead valve, 1776cc engine  - engine power: 65 bhp and 0-60: 28 sec. The 1.5 Litre helped establish Jaguars reputation for building graceful saloon cars, something it still does exceptionally well today.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1608ccS4 SV
1776ccS4 OHV73mm x 106mm7.5

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
70 mph0 s0 s22 mpg0 bhp 0

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