2019 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction
Lot
17

1960 Jaguar Mk IX 3.8 Saloon

$14,000 - $18,000

Specifications

Engine 3781cc six-cylinder
Gearbox Three-speed automatic
Engine No. NC6479-8
Chassis No. 773096BW
Body Work Sedan
Colour Grey
Interior Red
Trim Leather
Wheels Steel with hubcaps
Brakes Disc/disc

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Description

Last of the Big Cats from the ‘50s, the Mark IX replaced the Mark VIII in October 1958, itself an evolution of the Mark VII originally launched back in 1950. The Mark VII had been a hit with buyers, both at home and in important export markets thanks to a combination of graceful styling, impressive performance, plentiful space - not to mention the relatively affordable price when compared with other luxury cars of the period. From the time of its launch, the big Jaguar underwent numerous revisions and improvements and the Mark IX saw two significant upgrades - firstly, the XK engine was bored out from 83mm to 87mm to increase overall capacity to 3.8-litres, boosting power to a healthy 220bhp and there was a big improvement in torque as well, useful given most Mark IXs came with Borg Warner automatic transmissions. Secondly, all this extra urge required better stopping power so the Mark IX had Dunlop disc brakes fitted on all four wheels, with a Lockheed vacuum servo and twin cylinder callipers. Other changes included Burman power-assisted steering as standard, better heating and ventilation and a two-speed fan to keep the engine cool. So, the Mark IX wound up being the ultimate development of the classic luxury Jaguar saloon, remaining in production until 1961 and a total of 5984 right-hand drive examples were built before the very different Mark X took over. Today, the Mark IX is a graceful reminder of an altogether more stylish era of motoring and an eminently practical, not to mention affordable, classic Jaguar saloon.

History

  • Lovely 1960 Jaguar Mk IX saloon
  • In iconic two-tone grey with red leather
  • Original books
  • $12K of recent extensive mechanical work
  • Ready to enjoy
Here is a lovely example of Jaguar’s grand old dame from the late ‘50s, even if our example was actually built in 1960. It’s finished in two-tone grey with a period red leather interior, with of course lots of wood on the dash and door cappings. It’s all in good condition with just a bit of patina showing. This example has nice touches too such as rear wheel spats, front driving lights, a ‘leaping Jaguar’ emblem on its majestic nose, and a factory sunroof. It’s in nice condition throughout. Just over a year ago almost $12,000 (receipts included) was spent on a thorough mechanical rejuvenation which included new components in the suspension, steering and brakes, new engine mounts, new mufflers, thermostats and radiator hoses, a reconditioned water pump, new batteries, the list goes on. Basically, everything that needed it was renewed, rebuilt or replaced. Oil leaks were addressed, and a general service done as well. So our Jaguar Mk IX is ready to go and be enjoyed by the family for club runs or just weekend cruising. It comes with an original set of books, some receipts and will be offered for sale unregistered.
 
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