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Jaguar Mk I 2.4 Litre

Overview

Produced: 1955-1959, 19400 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Jaguar 2.4 litre Mk I

Jaguar launched its first small unitary construction saloon, the 2.4 Litre, in 1955. The new model was Jaguars first "small" saloon since the demise of the old 1.5 Litre cars in 1949. Jaguar aimed the new car at the developing executive market and thanks to its keen pricing soon found itself swamped with orders.

The body of the 2.4 Litre (NB: the "Mk I" title was used retrospectively from 1959) featured heavy door window surrounds and looked bulbous compared to many other luxury saloons of the era. The cars 2483cc twin overhead cam engine provided enough performance (over 100mph) for the day and came with optional overdrive and automatic transmission.

For many years the Mk I 2.4 model has lived in the shadow of the more romantic Mk II, however these cars are now rare and are becoming more sought after.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2483ccS6 DOHCJaguar XK83mm x 76.5mm8

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
Solex2

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Automatic4

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
101 mph14.4 s0 s19 mpg112 bhp 5750

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrum

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 11"4' 6"4' 2"15' 0"5' 6" 0 (27)0' 0"

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