Lot 188 - 1946 Jaguar 3 ½ litre Mk. IV Saloon
|Engine Number||S 394|
|Odometer reading||55,360 miles|
|Result||Sold - £16,980|
The 1945-1948 Jaguar Mk. IV was Jaguar's first car after World War II and were essentially continuations of the 1938-39 models. Very few of these cars were built for the righthand drive markets as steel was being rationed for goods for export. The origin of the name is rather odd since, back in 1948, there had been no Mk. I to IV Jaguars; the Mk. IV designation was only given to the predecessor after the launch of the Mk. V to make identification easier. Most were four-door saloons and all shared the same body shell except for the 1.5 litre model which had a six-inch shorter wheelbase and had a four- instead of six-cylinder engine. This was the first car to bear the legendary Jaguar name after 1945 (SS having been dropped for understandable marketing reasons after the war!) and the Mk. IV Jaguar is felt by many to be the epitome of British car design of its era. The huge chrome head lamps, sweeping wings and running boards, luxurious leather interior, French polished wood all speak of style and opulence.
Supplied originally on 20th November 1946 via Jaguar’s dealership in Dublin ‘Frank Cavey’, this righthand drive Mk. IV Saloon is fitted with a 3500cc engine offering a brisk performance. Without doubt this Jaguar can only be described as a very handsome piece of design work, with superb lines, lots of chromework and sitting proudly on wire wheels. Finished in two-tone red over black and with red leather interior, this Jaguar is supplied with the Irish registration document and a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. Offered for sale without reserve.
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