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1938-1951 JAGUAR 3.5 Litre Saloon/DHC specifications

1938-1951 JAGUAR 3.5 Litre Saloon/DHC specifications Classic and Performance Car

Rather like the 1.5 Litre Jaguar, but with rather a lot more power on tap, the 3.5 really was the first of the new generation Jaguar saloons with the pace to back up its looks. The performance was impressive for a saloon car, especially for a pre-war car, thanks in no small part to the 125bhp it pushed out. Most of these cars ended up being exported, and as a result, these cars are scarce, but despite this, values lag behind the more illustrious sports cars – although the beautiful drophead version has been steadily rising in recent years. Allow double the quoted saloon prices if you want to buy a drophead.

Production

  • Production:
    14,215
  • Price at launch:
    £889
  • Price (excellent)
    £22,000
  • Price (good):
    £18,000
  • Price (average):
    £11,500
  • Price (project):
    £6,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.7secs
  • Top speed:
    92.0mph
  • Power:
    125.0bhp
  • Torque:
    136.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    17.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • 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:
    4720mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3050mm
  • Width:
    1680mm
  • Height:
    1550mm
  • Weight:
    1626kgs

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