1948 Jaguar Mk IV 1.5/2.5/3.5 Litre

3½-litre Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1948
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Lot No: 303
1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3½-litre Saloon
Registration no. Unregistered
Chassis no. 612445
Engine no. S2693
William Lyons was quick to grasp the opportunity to purchase John Black's Standard engine manufacturing plant, following Black's decision to adopt a one model policy in post-war years. This acquisition ensured continuing supply of engines for Jaguar and the plant was acquired at a highly advantageous price. Post-war Jaguar production was initially restricted to saloon cars, with the bigger 3½-litre model introduced in 1938, sharing the same 120-inch wheelbase used by the smaller 2½-litre sibling. Although outwardly indistinguishable from their pre-war SS counterparts, the post-war Jaguars did in fact have a different radiator shell, Lucas P100 lights with 2-inch clear centres and narrower chrome moldings. A stronger hypoid rear axle replaced the old ENV spiral drive unit and improved Girling brakes were amongst the few details changes under the skin. The 3½-litre model deve