1958 Jaguar Mark IXSOLD
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Estimate: 7,000£-10,000£
Estimate: €10,000 - €15,000
Estimate: $14,000 - $20,000

Offered Without Reserve
AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of £10.616

220bhp 3,781cc inline double overhead cam six-cylinder engine, three-speed automatic transmission, torsion bar front suspension, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 120in. (3,048mm).

The Mark IX was publicly unveiled at the Earl’s Court Motor Show in London in autumn 1958. Once again, Jaguar’s sporty saloon epitomized the company motto of ‘Grace, Space and Pace’ while its successes at various race and rally venues, piloted by the likes of Stirling Moss, only solidified its already formidable reputation.

Although virtually identical in appearance to its predecessor, the Mk VIII, mechanical improvements were made throughout. Engine displacement was increased to 3.8 litres by adopting the latest version of the sporty XK engine, now rated at an impressive 220 horsepower. The braking system was likewise upgraded to a Dunlop four-wheel disc system, power steering was fitted as standard equipment, and most examples were delivered with the robust Borg Warner three-speed automatic gearbox. With the exception of an improved heater, few alterations were made on the interior as the MK VIII was already superbly appointed with a burr-walnut trimmed interior and built-in folding picnic tables.

Registered in the United Kingdom, the Mk IX presented here was driven into a garage approximately 20 years ago, locked up, and has not seen any road use since. Its overall appearance is considerably better than would be expected of a car that has remained untouched for two decades and, given its present condition, it is an excellent candidate for restoration. The body is very straight, finished in grey, and is fitted with all correct chrome trim components. As might be expected, certain signs of oxidation and corrosion are evident. The interior likewise exhibits signs of ageing although it presents remarkably well and the seats appear to be in reasonable condition. The Mk IX seems to be fitted with its proper automatic transmission although the quality of the motor and drivability of the car have not been determined. Overall, the car is highly original and even retains its original spare tyre and a complete set of tools.

Unrestored, largely original, and fitted with the powerful 220-horsepower, 3.8-litre engine, this particular Mk IX offers an exceptional opportunity for restoration and continued enjoyment of one the earliest European sports saloons.

Reference Number 13208

as of 9/14/2007

Car 1958 Jaguar Mark IX
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