Lot 168 - 1947 Jaguar Mk. IV Saloon
|Sold - £22,400
- Original right hand drive restored example
- Impressive service file
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 right hand 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. 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 headlamps, sweeping wings and running boards, luxurious leather interior, French polished wood all speak of style and opulence.
Manufactured at the world famous Browns Lane factory in Coventry, West Midlands in September 1947, this impressive Jaguar was distributed by the dealer M S Brooking of Perth, Western Australia. Without doubt this Jaguar can only be described as a very handsome piece of design work, with superb lines, lots of chrome work and sitting proudly on wire wheels. Finished in green and white with contrasting tan interior, this Jaguar is an imposing looking opulent sports tourer and we think frankly a very ‘cool’ British car of the 40s. The comprehensive history file with the car contains detailed lists and descriptions of works done during its restoration. There are even photographs of the then owner collecting his daughter from hospital when she was born and pictures of the same girl in the car on her wedding day some 25 years later. Imported into the UK by the present vendor, this Jaguar is registered and offered with a V5C registration document. This is a great opportunity for a collector or enthusiast to enjoy and experience the pleasure of the 1940s era and we think at a very attractive estimate.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.