Jaguar Mk IV
   
 
Jaguar Mk IV
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Jaguar Mk IV
Year 1948
Registration plate Jersey Registered
Chassis Number 612888
Engine Number S 3522
Engine Capacity 3485 cc
Transmissions 4-speed manual
Mileage
Body style 4-door saloon
Interior color Green leather
Exterior color Gunmetal Grey
Seating capacity 4/5
Wheels and Tyres Wire wheels
Asking Price £ 69,950
The Jaguar Mark IV series was built by Jaguar Cars from 1945 to 1948. The range (1½, 2½ and 3½ litre models) was a return to production of the pre-War SS Jaguar – but in March 1945 the company name changed from SS Cars Ltd to Jaguar Cars Ltd. The ‘Mark IV’ nomenclature was retrospectively applied after the launch of the Mark V Jaguar at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1948. This fine 3½ litre model has a certified build date of 24 August 1948 and was shipped to Australian Jaguar distributor, Brylaw Motors Pty Ltd, in Melbourne in September of that year. It was in Australia until 1993, when the vehicle was re-registered in New Zealand. Here it remained until around October 2000 (a NZ vehicle inspection report shows a recorded mileage of 79,518 miles at this point). A comprehensive, specialist restoration - body & engine rebuild - took place between 2002 and 2005 in the Netherlands, and the car was then imported and re-registered in the UK in 2008. Its most recent travels saw it with a new owner in Jersey in May 2010.
 
 
 
This is a particularly fine example of a 3½ litre Mark IV Jaguar, which, since its arrival in Jersey, has had on-going work to ensure it is a reliable and usable driver. It needs for nothing and is equally ready to use for gentle local driving or tours in the UK or mainland Europe. The 4-digit Jersey registration number may be acquired, subject to separate negotiation.
 
The comprehensive (and documented) bodywork restoration of 2002-2005 remains in splendid condition having been well looked after, with some additional work on the cars bonnet. It has good chrome and wire wheels. The silver grey paintwork is particularly fine and suits the car’s flowing lines very well.
 
 
 
The interior (upholstery, carpets and headlining) was fully re-trimmed as part of the earlier major restoration work and remains in excellent condition. Similarly, the car’s wooden fittings – dash, door cappings etc. – are in very good condition.
 
Jaguar rated their 3.5 litre, straight six engine as developing 125 bhp, with a top speed of at least 95 miles per hour. Following the rebuild which took place in the early 2000’s, this engine has subsequently required no further major attention and has simply been properly and regularly maintained, which has included further cylinder head work and fuel tank restoration. The car runs and drives very well, benefitting from the fitment of electric power steering in 2013.
 
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