1960 Jaguar MK IX

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Mileage 
    85 648 mi / 137 838 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    124
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

"The Jaguar Mk. IX was produced between 1959 and 1961 and replaced the previous Mk. VIII. Standard transmission was a four-speed manual system; options included overdrive but most cars were built with a Borg Warner three-speed automatic gearbox. Internally, an enlarged-bore 3.8 litre, 220bhp DOHC straight-six replaced the previous 3.4 litre unit with two SU carburettors were fitted. Four-wheel servo assisted Dunlop disc brakes and recirculating ball power steering was now standard equipment. The torsion bar independent front suspension and leaf-sprung rear live axle were retained from the Mk. VIII. The body was generally similar to its predecessor but the sunshine roof became a standard fitting for the UK market. The interior was in the same luxurious mode with extensive use of leather, walnut wood trim and deep pile carpet. The Mk. IX's power and good brakes for a vehicle of that era, together with its undoubtedly impressive aesthetic appearance, makes it quite a common choice for the classic car market.
Originally registered on 21st October 1960 this handsome Jaguar is resplendent in two-tone coachwork black over Sherwood. The interior is well patinated and has the comfort one would expect of such a prestigious manufacturer. Showing three former keepers on the V5 document, this imposing saloon is fitted with manual transmission and an overdrive unit, together with a sunroof. We are advised by the vendor she drives well with no known faults. This is an elegant and charming saloon and a fine example of British engineering at its best.

 
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