The 1948 London Motor Show proved quite significant for Jaguar. First, it marked the debut of the legendary XK120, and it was also where Jaguar unveiled their new saloon, the Mark V. While the XK120 had stolen the headlines with its stunning looks and twin-cam inline-six, the Mark V had a few tricks up its sleeve as well. The Mark V was the first all-new Jaguar since the end of World War II. Since it beat the XK120 to production, it was the first Jaguar with hydraulic brakes, independent front suspension, pressed steel wheels and the first production car to use sealed ball-joint mechanisms in the front end. The Mark V was available in closed saloon or open drophead-coupe bodywork with either 2 ½ liter or 3 ½ liter single-cam pushrod six-cylinder engines. Curiously, the Mark V only remained in production for 28 months and just over 10,000 were built before it was replaced by the more modern XK-powered Mark VII.
This 1951 Mark V sunroof-saloon is from the final year of production. It is a solid and complete car in very restorable condition. While restoration is the obvious path, alternately, it may be an ideal example for fans of preservation cars, as it could be mechanically restore
left-hand-drive 1951 jaguar mark-5 saloon manual restored sunroof british
2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146, Missouri
Feb 7, 2018