Jaguar MK IV 3.5 Litre Drop Head Coupe

Petrol, Manual, Black and Green Duo Tone, 0 Miles


Vehicle Information - Jaguar MK IV 3.5 Litre Drop Head Coupe

  • Body Convertible
  • Transmission Manual
  • Mileage 0 Miles
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Registered 1948
  • Doors 2
  • Engine Size 3.5L
  • Colour

About this Jaguar MK IV 3.5 Litre Drop Head Coupe

At the top of Jaguar's post-war range was the decidedly voluptuous 3½ Litre Drophead Coupé, a full five-seater that boasted an ingenious three-position hood giving occupants the choice of open, closed or Coupé de Ville motoring. Utilising the same engine and running gear of the pre-war SS100, the newcomer appeared even more svelte thanks to a revised hypoid bevel rear axle that allowed the floor to be lowered by two inches. Built on a generous 120 Inch wheelbase, the Mark IV featured beam front and live rear axle suspension on semi-elliptic springs, lever-arm dampers, Burman worm-and-nut steering and Girling mechanical rod brakes. The stylish all-steel coachwork was available in saloon or drophead coupé forms and featured the kind of luxurious and well-appointed interior that would become a Jaguar hallmark. Used by SS Cars since 1934, the engine was Standard's rugged seven-bearing six cylinder which, in Jaguar specification, was fitted with a Weslake overhead-valve cylinder head and in 3½-litre form was capable of propelling the sturdy Mark IV to over 95mph. Only 184 of these cars were produced in Right Hand Drive and it is understood that there are only 46 of them surviving today. This rare car, chassis number 617171, was the 171st to be produced and was sold by Henlys of Manchester in October 1948; to Mrs Vincent Murphy. We understand Mrs Murphy kept the car until 1963 whereupon, ironically, having originally been destined for the US this Mark IV was shipped to the USA and benefited from spending the next 52 years there before being repatriated from Florida and sold to the present owners in 2017. Over the past thirty years the car has been sympathetically maintained by three enthusiastic owners both in the USA and at home to the highest standard: The bodywork, chrome, hood and interior have been refurbished and are in excellent condition. The engine was completely rebuilt by SS Jaguar specialist, Davenport Cars, only 18 months ago and with a Tremec five speed gearbox, the car drives beautifully at 2,500 rpm. A full history is available with supporting documentation, invoices and a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The present owners have used the car (known as Ivy!) extensively in classic car rallies and tours in France, Spain, Italy and, of course, the UK. They have asked us to find a new owner for Ivy as they have just completed a vintage car restoration which will now become the focus for their classic car events. Arguably, the Mark IV Jaguar has a better line and proportions versus the drophead Derby Bentleys of the same era and we are inclined to concur. A rare car that we feel is likely to continue to climb in value whilst giving an enthusiastic owner a lot of motoring pleasure.

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Arun Prestige Ltd makes every effort to ensure that the information on this advertisement is accurate. Specification of each car may vary from what is listed here. All statements as to provenance and condition are given as opinions only and are given in good faith. Please check with a member of staff before purchase.

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