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Lot 146: Jaguar Mk IV 1� Litre

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

A re-launch of a pre-Second World War model made by SS Cars Ltd. from 1936, the Jaguar Mark IV was a saloon car built by Jaguar from 1945 to 1949. Before the Second World War the name Jaguar was the model name given to the complete range of cars built by SS Cars Ltd.: SS Jaguar 1� litre, 2� litre, or 3� litre; the two-seater sports car was titled the SS Jaguar 100 2� litre or 3� litre.

After the war the company name was changed to Jaguar Cars Ltd. and although the post-war saloons were officially the Jaguar 1� litre, 2� litre &., the term Mark IV was sometimes applied retrospectively by the trade to differentiate them from the officially named Mark V.

From 1938 the 1� litre cars were fitted with a 1776cc overhead-valve unit with a four-speed manual transmission. Despite its apparent lack of out-and-out performance, a report of the time, comparing the 4-cylinder 1�-litre with its 6-cylinder siblings, opined that the smallest-engined version of the car was, as is often the case ... the sweetest running car.

This charming little 1� litre car is finished in its original colour of Battleship grey, with a silver/black interior. With just three owners from new and the present custodian owning the car for some 45 years, it is naturally much loved and presented in good general condition.

Always maintained and described by the vendor as in good running order, FNX 9 comes with its original green log book and a large history file evincing various MoT's back to 1968. FNX 9 provides a unique chance to become the fourth owner of this delightful early post-war Jaguar.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
Lot Number146
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£21240
Condition rating3
Registration numberFNX 9
Chassis number411453
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