Lot 174 - 1950 Jaguar Mk. V Saloon (2½ litre)
|Odometer reading||54,333 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
Supplied new by main agents Boorers of Worthing on 21st April 1950 and sold to Mr E. C. Pearson Esq of Cromwell Road, Hove, East Sussex. Finished in black coachwork with tan leather hides, this right hand drive ‘home market’ example was one of only 1481 Mk. V 2 ½ Litre saloons built in right hand drive from the total Jaguar MK. V production of 10,499 cars built. Sold to Mr F. E. Cragg on June 1st 1961, where it would remain within his family ownership for a remarkable further sixty years after.
Offered with two original service booklets issued by Boorers that detail the early service records from 1950-62, showing regular maintenance throughout that period and note the engine was reconditioned in November 1962. Notes on file from Mr Cragg state the mileage was 45,119 miles when he acquired the car in 1961 and it was used regularly until 1966, when it was taken off the road and dry stored with mileage reading 52,786 miles. The Jaguar would remain stored in his garage for the next 33 years until 1999 when it was recommissioned. After little effort it was started up again, the brakes overhauled, new tyres fitted, new exhaust and service etc. as Mr. Cragg states ‘I simply could not part with it.’ Between 1999 and 2007 he continued to enjoy the Jaguar with his family on, showing the car at local car shows and it was a regular sight at Basingstoke Classic Car Club events. The car remained within his family until December 2021 when it was sold and today has just 54,333 miles showing on the odometer. This rare and desirable Jaguar presents in remarkably original and sound condition, with original paintwork and original trim. Seldom do cars of this vintage survive in such well-preserved condition and display such wonderful patination throughout, indeed the car is a testament to the care of its long term owner; and a great candidate and potential winner for the preservation class at concours events. The vendor states it has benefitted from recent attention to the brakes including a rebuild of the master cylinder, and performed well on a recent test drive; the engine running well and displaying good oil pressure, and the brakes operating as they should. Interested parties are advised that further recommissioning works are recommended before regular use.
Supplied with the aforementioned Boorers service booklets, complete and original tool kit, original owners handbook, original service manual, original parts manual and UK V5C registration document. Offered at an incredibly attractive estimate, this Jaguar offers a huge amount of style and history for a very modest outlay.