1960 Jaguar MkIX Saloon

    • Year 1960
    • Chassis Number 774508BW
    • Registration 6582 EL

    The MkIX Jaguar was introduced in 1959 and although was not significantly different from it predecessor it still featured the elegant art deco styling that post War Jaguar saloons and sports cars had come to be known for under the stewardship of Sir William Lyons. The engine capacity had been increased form 3.4 to 3.8 litres and the cars had the option of a 4 speed manual or a 3 speed Borg Warner auto gearbox. Power steering was standard as was disc brakes all round. Production only lasted until 1961 when the more modern styled MkX replaced it, this newer design was more of a departure from previous Jaguar saloons and paved the way for the XJ series that became the bench mark for luxury cars in the late 60’s and 70’s. The MkIX was built to rival the likes of Rolls Royce and Bentley however by the time it was introduced the motoring World had changed, the swinging 60’s had arrived and thus it must have seemed very outdated.

    As luxury saloon cars go it equaled its rivals well, wood and leather combined to make a fabulous interior that still impresses today. The now proven 3.8 litre 6 cylinder engine had enough grunt to propel the car and independent front suspension insured a comfortable ride.  This fine example was originally supplied by Henlys Bournemouth on the 4th May 1960. Having had seven previous owners the car remains in good shape, the sherwood green paintwork is good with only a few minor imperfections, the car is generally rust free and the chrome work good as some of it has been recently re chromed. The interior has benefitted from much reconditioned wood work and a new headlining, the carpets are ok but the seats are original and showing some signs of wear. The car has had recent expenditure of nearly £5,000 and comes with its original buff logbook, Uk V5C logbook and an MoT until Dec.2014.