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Jaguar Mk1 2.4 (1955-1959) specifications

Jaguar Mk1 2.4 (1955-1959) specifications Classic and Performance Car

This is where it all started for the compact Jaguar saloon, laying the path for more powerfull models in the future


The starting point in Jaguar’s move into the compact sporting saloon market, even if from behind the wheel of an original 2.4 you’d be hard pushed to believe it, thanks to sluggish performance. Just like the D-type, the 2.4 featured unitary construction; the first roadgoing Jaguar to do so. The detuned, short-stroke 2.4-litre XK engine didn’t tax the independent suspension set-up too much, but with overdrive, it was a restful cruiser. All-disc brakes and automatic transmission were offered in 1957, but today, the 2.4 is still seen as the runt of the litter.

Production

  • Production:
    19,992
  • Price at launch:
    £1,344
  • Price (excellent)
    £25,000
  • Price (good):
    £20,000
  • Price (average):
    £15,000
  • Price (project):
    £7,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.4secs
  • Top speed:
    102.0mph
  • Power:
    112.0bhp
  • Torque:
    140.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    23.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, half (semi)-elliptic leaf spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual, overdrive optional/Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4590mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2730mm
  • Width:
    1700mm
  • Height:
    1460mm
  • Weight:
    1372kgs

Jaguar Mk1 Classifieds

  • Jaguar Mk1

    London , London
  • Jaguar Mk1

    London , London
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