Jaguar Mark V DHC Stunning restored example!
One could become a little wistful when reading the Jaguar Mark V’s history pages. Jaguar was such an authoritative and innovative brand. The Jaguar Mark V was the car in which Jaguar premiered a lot of new things. The model had the first sealed headlights, integrated indicators, the option for both left and righthand drive, independent front suspension, hydraulic brakes and so-called “spats” over the rear mudguards. The Mark V was introduced at the 1948 London Motor Show together with the announcement of the XK120. The Mark V became a bigger sales success compared to the XK120 with yearly sales of 5,000 as opposed to 2,000 for the XK120. In our case, this Mark V has a fully rebuilt and matching numbers 3.5 Litre straight-six. The engine develops 125 Ps coupled to a manual 4-speed gearbox. Of the 10,499 Mark V’s built only 577 were made as a lefthand drive Drophead Coupé. Our car saw the light of day in 1951 and was supplied by Nuffield Exports in Stuttgart, Germany. In other words, this is a European supplied Jaguar Mark V DHC. In 1995 the car found its way to Maryland in the States. In 2008 the car arrived in the Netherlands, but no before it had a nearly two-year detour in Christchurch, New Zealand, where a full body-off and perfect restoration was carried out there by specialist restorers Upper Classic. There is a large file present with invoices and photographs detailing the Jaguar’s restoration process. More than € 90,000 was invested in the Jaguar’s restoration and rebuild. It has produced the most stunning result, what a pretty picture! You wouldn’t be far wrong to class this Jaguar Mark V as being brand new. The Jaguar’s chassis has had extensive work done and is in perfect condition. The bodywork is pristine. The unblemished panelwork has an exquisite alignment. During the restoration, the car received a lovely two-tone finish. The footboards and top of the bodywork are in black with the central part in red. The untouched paintwork has been applied perfectly. The interior trim was also re-upholstered, with the seats being clad in lovely supple red leather. The great matching leather and carpets are all of the highest quality. The wooden dashboard inlay, the instruments and switching gear are all pristine too, as one should rightfully expect from restoration at this level. Overall the interior is superior to the one it originally left the factory with. The Jaguar’s other unique aspect is the presence of the full set of tools in boot. The new hood is also of the highest quality, it has a perfect fit and crowns the car whether up or down. Driving this Jaguar is also a superb experience. The car runs perfectly. There is not a shred of excess play anywhere, the transmission works precisely and the straight-six is deliciously smooth. The engine is properly adjusted to provide a comfortable cruise. This is no sports car but one perfect for long-distance travel. This car has been superbly maintained over the last years and wants for nothing. The LHD Jaguar Mark V DHC was rare when first produced and has become even rarer today. As you have been able to gather, a restoration is an arduous and expensive process. Save yourself the worry and stress of a restoration and just step into this top-quality model. We can assure you that your heartbeat will settle down within the first few feet and that all you have to do will be to simply enjoy this superb Jaguar Mark V.
- Body typeConvertible
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