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Lot : Jaguar MKIV Saloon

Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (28 May 2012)

In 1945 SS Cars Ltd. was renamed Jaguar Cars Ltd. following the end of World War II. Production resumed with a range of pre-war designs which acted as a stop-gap measure pending the arrival of an entirely new generation of Jaguars. Designs comprised of a 1.5 Liter, 2.5 and 3.5-Liter model, retrospectively known as the Mark IV. The all-steel coachwork was offered as a saloon or drophead coupe, and given a luxurious and well-appointed interior that would become a Jaguar hallmark in the future.

The most sought after and expensive of the MKIV range was the 3.5 litre, which continued to us the Standard engine, as the XK had not yet been fully developed.

Offered here is a 1948 MKIV 3.5 loitre saloon, which, it is said, was first registered in Australia. In 1991 the car, the in excellent condition, was exported to a collector in Japan, where it remained, unregistered until 2012, when it was imported into the UK, arriving around a week ago.

The car is now in need of tlc as the engine is now stripped, and much of the frontal brightwork has been removed from the car and boxed. The car is said to be extremely sound, with a very good interior and all the parts, required to complete the car, are said to be present.

This MKIV should be viewed as an excellent basis for restoration with the main structure being in very sound condition.

The photographs give a good indication of the works required.

Lot Details
Auction Annual Jaguar Heritage + Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex- Surrey Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number-
Estimate£16000-£18000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£13500
Year1948
Condition rating5
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis number612575
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
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