Fine Motorcars & The Jaguar Legend
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 18th July 2009
Registration Number: 173 JPP Chassis Number: 978844DN
The Jaguar Mark 1 was a saloon car produced by Jaguar between 1955 and 1959. Referred to in contemporary company documentation as the Jaguar 2.4-litre and Jaguar 3.4-litre, the word "Saloon” was often added. The designation "Mark 1” was included retrospectively on its replacement by the Mark 2. The 2.4-litre was the company’s first "small” saloon since the demise of its 1½ Litre cars in 1949 and were an immediate success, easily outselling the larger Jaguar saloons.
Although having a family resemblance to the larger Mark VII, it differed in many ways. Most importantly, it was the first Jaguar with unitary construction of body and chassis. The car’s independent front suspension featured double wishbones, coil springs, and an anti-roll bar. The front suspension subframe was mounted on the body by rubber mo