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1938-1949 JAGUAR 1.5 Litre Saloon specifications

1938-1949 JAGUAR 1.5 Litre Saloon specifications Classic and Performance Car

The entry level model in a threesome of elegant saloons that would go a very long way towards cementing Jaguar’s position as the pre-eminent producer of sporting four-doors. Despite its modest engine capacity, the 1.5 Litre was quick enough to justify its styling, Introduced on the eve of world war two, and brought back shortly afterwards, its technical specification didn’t look that advanced (a rigid axle was no great shakes by 1945), but the whole exceeded the sum of the parts. Values are modest considering their place in Jaguar’s history.

Production

  • Production:
    13,046
  • Price at launch:
    £684
  • Price (excellent)
    £15,000
  • Price (good):
    £12,500
  • Price (average):
    £7,500
  • Price (project):
    £3,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    25.1secs
  • Top speed:
    72.0mph
  • Power:
    65.0bhp
  • Torque:
    97.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    24.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4600mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2860mm
  • Width:
    1680mm
  • Height:
    1520mm
  • Weight:
    1346kgs

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