Jaguar MKIX
Lot 321
1959 Jaguar MkIX Saloon, Chassis no. 772948DN Engine no. NC6165-8
Sold for £25,875 (US$ 43,491) inc. premium
Lot Details
1959 Jaguar MkIX Saloon

Registration no. 175 FYC
Chassis no. 772948DN
Engine no. NC6165-8

Footnotes

  • Work on Jaguar's new advanced saloon had been interrupted by the war, and it was not until 1950 that the design saw the light of day as the MkVII. A considerable improvement on what had gone before, the cruciform-braced chassis featured torsion-bar independent front suspension and all-round hydraulic brakes. The 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine had already demonstrated its prowess in the XK120 and proved capable of propelling the MkVII's not inconsiderable bulk past 100mph.

    Developed and refined through Marks VIIM and VIII, the last word in Jaguar's large, separate-chassis saloons - the MkIX - appeared in 1958, by which time the 220bhp version of the 3.8-litre XK six was standard equipment together with power-assisted steering and all-disc braking. There was a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, the latter being the more popular. Motor magazine wound its test MkIX up to 114mph and was equally impressed by the performance of the car's disc brakes. 'Should the driver wish to pass any other road user travelling at 100mph he can do so with a margin of some 15mph and should he wish to get down from 100mph to 30mph he can do so infallibly within 15 car lengths on a dry road.' Production of the MkIX ceased in 1961.

    Kept by its second owner for over 20 years, this MkIX has been completely stripped and fully restored over the last six years. The engine has been fully restored by a Jaguar specialist; the interior renovated with new wood veneers and new carpets; all the brightwork re-chromed and some £22,000 spent on bodywork alone (with Harpenden Classics). All bills are available. A desirable manual/overdrive transmission model, '175 FYC' is finished in Carmen Red with matching leather interior and is described as in generally good/excellent condition. The car is offered with the aforementioned bills, current MoT/tax, Swansea V5 document and all expired MoT certificates relating the previous and current periods of ownership.

Saleroom notices

  • Included in the documents for this vehicle is a copy of the Jaguar Enthusiasts magazine which features this particular car on the cover.
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