1950 Jaguar MK V

3.5L Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Lot number 
    40
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis n°647412
Engine n°Z3986
Body n°DH1621

- Desirable Mark V cabriolet in left hand drive
- Most powerful and sought after version
- Pretty presentation and smooth handling
- No reserve

This Jaguar is a Mark V in its most powerful 3.5L version and in convertible form, allows driving even in "mylord" mode. Destined for the American market to be sold through the well-known importer Hoffman of New York in 1951, this example is only one of 577 Mark V convertibles finished in left hand drive. According to a copy of the Illinois title on file, the car was still in the United States in 2001 since it was sold to a company on Long Island that year. End of 2007 the car had moved to Bilbao, Spain. When the car arrived in France in 2010, it had already been restored. The engine had been replaced with another one of the same type and the bodywork and upholstery had been refinished that make its current configuration different from the original. This restoration has overall aged well and our Mark V is today in good condition, in an elegant black and white color combination with a black hood and a light beige leather interior. Heavy torque, supple damping, and efficient braking were satisfying when testing this convertible which shows 25,200 miles. However, having driven little in recent years, we recommend a general service before taking full advantage of this British sports car.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1950-jaguar-mark-v-35l-cabriolet-no-reserve-3980-40