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Lot 273: Jaguar Mk. IX

Cars & Motorcycles, Historics at Brooklands (26 May 2012)

The Jaguar Mk. IX is a large luxury saloon car produced between 1959 and 1961 and replaced the previous Mk. VIII. Standard transmission was a four-speed manual system; options included overdrive, but most cars were built with a Borg Warner three-speed automatic box. Internally, an enlarged-bore 3.8 litre, 220bhp DOHC straight six replaced the previous 3.4 litre unit. Two SU carburettors were fitted. Four-wheel servo assisted Dunlop disc brakes and recirculating ball power steering were now standard equipment. The torsion bar independent front suspension and leaf-sprung rear live axle were retained from the Mk. VIII. The body was generally similar to its predecessor, but the sunshine roof became a standard fitting for the UK market. The interior was in the same luxurious mode with extensive use of leather, walnut wood trim and deep pile carpet. The Mk. IX's power and good brakes for a vehicle of that era, together with its undoubtedly impressive aesthetic appearance, makes it quite a common choice for classic car circuit racing with one or two famous examples doing well at places such as at the Goodwood Circuit's Revival meetings in the able hands of a certain Mr. Atkinson. Restored some years ago although in need of some attention throughout, the elegant lines of this inspired design still shine through. It is reported that 1995 saw a full engine rebuild and since then it has covered some 6,000 trouble free miles. The history file contains a UK V5C registration certificate, a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Certificate attesting to its correct engine and chassis numbers although it does note that it has been the subject of a colour change to its current Old English White. An MoT test certificate is also present and valid until September, 2012. The engine pulls well and with a little tlc, this most elegant of post-war saloons could once again rival its Bentley counterpart as it so often did.

Lot Details
Auction Cars & Motorcycles
Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands
TypeCar
Lot Number273
Estimate£7000-£10000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£5488
Year1960
Condition rating
Registration number447 AXT
Mileage-
Chassis number774736BW
Engine numberNC86868
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors