Lot 274 - 1946 Jaguar Mk. IV

Lot 274 - 1946 Jaguar Mk. IV

Lot 274 - 1946 Jaguar Mk. IV

Lot Number 274
Registration JFO 748
Chassis Number 610528
Engine Number 5573
Odometer reading 39,759 miles
Result Sold - £18,208

The 1945-1948 Jaguar Mk. IV was Jaguar's first car after World War II and was 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 bodyshell 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 headlamps, sweeping wings and running boards, luxurious leather interior, French polished wood all speak of style and opulence.

This example, when purchased by the vendor was used on a regular basis. However, the car was taken off the road around 15 years ago and dry stored. We are advised the 3½ litre engine runs and the car drives although some recommissioning will be required. The bodywork is in relatively good order and the interior appears original with a delightful patina. The toolkit in the rear boot lid is intact, although there are some items missing, not surprising as the car is 77 years old. Supplied with a V5C registration document, this rare and interesting Jaguar Mk. IV represents an opportunity for an enthusiast to improve the car and enjoy the pleasure of owning a 1940s classic.

 

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