Amelia Island

10 March 2012

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Lot 116

1947 Jaguar Mk IV Saloon

  • Chassis no. 412587

Sold for $90,750

65 bhp, 1,776 cc OHV four-cylinder engine, Moss four-speed manual gearbox, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear, and Girling four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,860 mm (112.6")

• The first postwar Jaguar model

• Superior, award-winning, show-quality restoration

• Complete with assortment of spares

Following the Second World War, Jaguar Cars Ltd. (formerly SS Cars) returned to automobile production with the introduction of the 1.5-liter Jaguar, colloquially named “Mk IV” after the introduction of the formally named Mk V model.

Finished in grey with an olive green leather interior and black wire wheels, this example has benefited from a show-quality restoration which reportedly cost in excess of $150,000. The fit and finish of the body panels is excellent, as is the deep mirror finish of the chrome and the quality of the underside. The interior exhibits only light wear from the few miles it was carefully driven since completion, and the authentic wood trim is excellent as well. In July of 2011 this Mk IV Saloon won a First in Class at the Lake Forest Antique Auto Show, and it continues to remain in high-point condition today. The original tool kit is approximately 90% complete, and this example also comes with a valuable cache of spares including pistons, fender lights, carburetor and fuel pump pieces, distributor, generator, intake manifold, clutch plate, camshaft, wheel knock-offs and a variety of smaller assorted bits that will aid future repairs. Also included are a full service manual, instruction book and a spare parts book. For added passenger safety, modern seat belts have been installed. The Jaguar Mk IV is truly timeless with its prewar body lines and features seldom seen in the postwar era such as suicide doors and a crank-out windshield. Its next owner will be proud to display it at competitive events, perhaps retire it from the show field to a museum or even add many thousands of miles to the odometer. Simply put, this is unquestionably one of the finest examples in existence.

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