Jaguar is a British automaker that has been making luxury cars since 1935. Currently known as Jaguar Land Rover, the brand has produced some notable models such as the E-type which was voted ‘sexiest car’, the stately XJ luxury sedan, and the screaming F-Type roadster to name a few. In 1948, Jaguar introduced the Mark V as their luxury executive car in the form of a four-door saloon or two-door drophead coupe, and it ran for just three years before the Mark VII took over. This is a 1950 Jaguar Mark V Sedan from Pennsylvania with 52,000 miles on the odometer and reported to be all-original. Just 10,499 cars were produced worldwide, so this is indeed a rare cat to own. The Mark V is the first Jaguar with independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes, and the first from the brand to be offered with illuminating turn signals for the American market.
The Mark V’s styling is inspired by pre-war Jaguar designs, notably the faired-in rear wheels, upright grille, and the leaping ‘Jaguar’ emblem on the top of the grille. This 1950 Jaguar Mark V Sedan features a grey and black two-tone paintjob, with the upper portions of the car in grey, and the lower portions including the running boards, fenders, and rear wheel fairings in black. It rolls on a set of black wheels with chrome hubcaps that are wrapped in Firestone whitewall tires. All chrome bits look in great condition, it has illuminating turn signals, a side-opening hood and manually-cranked sunroof. Venture inside and it’s surprisingly light and airy with the tan interior color scheme that features wood trim. The front doors are hinged on the B-pillar and are known as coach doors, whilst the rear doors open in the traditional fashion. The instruments are on the center console, with the counter-rotating tachometer near the driver, and speedo near the front passenger. A period push-button radio is also installed. The cabin can accommodate four adults, five at a pinch. The original toolkit is present in the trunk lid, albeit with a few missing pieces as reported.
The Jaguar Mark V came with a choice of 2.7 or 3.5L straight six engine, and this 1950 Jaguar Mark V bears the larger 3.5L (213ci) pushrod overhead-valve straight six. The engine puts out 125hp at 4,500rpm and 184lb.ft at 2,000rpm to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox. Braking is via drum brakes on all wheels.
Car Location: Pennsylvania Inline 6 cylinder engine Double wishbone front suspension Max power: 125 bhp at 4500 rpm Max torque: 184 lb-ft at 2000 rpm Front and rear drum brakes Original tool kit in trunklid is included with a few missing pieces Leather/walnut trimmed interior Illuminating turn signals Side opening hood Reported to be all original
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