1959 Jaguar MkIX Saloon
Professional restoration. Now a Museum Showpiece!

Please do not confuse this automotive beauty with the usual offerings. Rebuilt from the ground-up with the intention of producing a world class example. The body is flawless in glass-like Olde English White with panel gaps and shutlines to die for. Spotless Grey leather interior. All woods professionally repolished. Nicely dressed and detailed engine bay and lined boot. Rechromed throughout. Underneath looks spotless too.

There is an extensive dossier which accompanies the car, detailing the work which includes photographs and invoices, masses of parts supplied by MkIX specialists, Worcester Classic Spares. The previous private owner was a Mr Graham Atkinson from Gosport, who acquired the vehicle in 1967 and there is a letter from him giving full details of the car’s history, together with an original logbook and continuation logbook.

The 3·8 litre XK engine, power steering, and servo-assisted brakes make it light work to drive and it has that comfortable armchair feel about it, but any thoughts of it being a slowcoach will be quickly dispelled by viewing footage of these cars being raced in period or, more recently, at Goodwood. Performance is more than respectable – 0-60mph in 10·1 seconds and a top speed of over 110mph. A similar car won the 1956 Mote Carlo Rally.

With only 142 licenced examples left on the UK roads this rare car has excellent investment potential. Offered for sale with V5C, owner’s handbook, workshop manual, parts catalogue. Jack and roadside tools, additionally all the small tools are present inset into the front door pockets.

For more information call John or text John on 07909 231414
Low cost delivery (£1 pr/mile one-way) arranged.

Marque History

A quintessentially British motorcar with huge road presence, able to accommodate 6 adults (and their luggage) so you can take all the family along too. Its luxurious grey interior is much plusher than a Mark 2, lashings of walnut veneered woodwork, picnic tables and sumptuous leather couches give that comfortable armchair feel. This is a 1959 model, much improved on earlier versions with power steering, all-round disc brakes and automatic transmission.

Unquestionably one of William Lyons’ finest designs, the Jaguar MkVII was launched in 1951, powered by a less highly-strung version of the legendary XK 3.4 engine that was fitted in the contemporary C-Type racer. Winner of the 1956 Monte Carlo Rally.

By 1956 the big saloon had morphed into the MkVIII, substantially the same car but now with an extra 20bhp and good for an easy 105mph. In 1958 the final derivative arrived: the MkIX. This used the range-topping 3.8-litre XK engine which had evolved into a 220bhp powerhouse, enough to haul this large saloon car up to a top speed of 117mph.
The MkIX had a body identical to that of its predecessor, although it did have an improved heater and a new badge to distinguish it. This handsome saloon came with power steering, all-round disc brakes and a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

At the time, the Mk IX was considered on a par with the contemporary Bentley S-Type, even though it was a third of the price. It was finally superseded by the very different MkX in 1961, marking the end of a distinguished line of separate chassis Jaguar saloons.