19-20 January 2012

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Lot 117

1950 Jaguar Mark V Landaulette

  • Chassis no. 520990

Sold for $57,750

102 bhp, 2,664 cc OHV inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with upper and lower wishbones and longitudinal torsion bars, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 120"

• Offered from the Estate of John O’Quinn

• Converted from an original Saloon to a striking Landaulette

• Restored in the early 2000s; Best Saloon, 2003 West Palm Beach Concours

• Complete with restoration photos, documents and JDHT Certificate

Produced just for 1949 and 1950, the Mark V was Jaguar’s new postwar flagship and marked an important evolutionary step leading up to the XK-powered Mark VII that debuted for 1951. With its refined styling, independent front suspension and modern hydraulic front brakes, the Mark V retained the 2.5- and 3.5-liter OHV six-cylinder engines of its predecessor, as well as the luxurious appointments Jaguar buyers had come to expect.

This car began life as a right-hand drive, home-market Mark V saloon with body number G5937, and Mr. Walter Gilling, its original owner, took delivery from Jack Olding & Co. Ltd. of London, England on March 16, 1950. It joined its current collection in mid-2007 after having been located by the prior owner in England, where at some point it had been converted to the Landaulette body style characterized by a fixed roof above the driver and a retractable top above the passengers. Drawn to its uniqueness, she purchased the car and brought it back with her to the USA. In 2002, a complete body-off-frame, photo-documented restoration commenced, and once completed, the freshly restored Mark V Landaulette was entered into the November 2003 West Palm Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it won the Best Saloon award.

While the restoration has aged somewhat, this distinctive Mark V presents nicely in a cream and white exterior finish with a tan leather interior and matching wool carpets. The car retains its original 2.5-liter engine and is complete with a comprehensive portfolio containing photographs and paperwork documenting the entire restoration process, as well as a Production Record Trace Certificate issued by the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust.

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