1947 Jaguar Mark IV 3.5 Litre Saloon T-Top Coupe
Maroon ColourFactory SunroofOHV Inline-Six @ 125bhp & 184 lb-ft tq4-Speed Manual TransmissionEmergency BrakeKnock-Off Wire Jaguar Wheels 18-inch 6.00-6.50 TiresLucas HeadlampsAmber AMS Iodine Fog LampsEnglish Leather UpholsterySewn & Bordered CarpetingCrank-Out Windshield & Cowl VentilationFactory Gauges - Rev Meter - Oil Pressure - Water Temperature - Speedometer - Petrol
Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to showcases this exquisite 1947 Jaguar Mark IV "pronounced Mark Four" Saloon. This car was purchased in England and transported here to the United States where it received an extensive restoration I the 1990s. We have a portfolio of photo and receipt documentation pertaining to the restoration. There was a total of over $32,850 spent at that time. The car has been garage-kept and remains in beautiful condition cosmetically and has received mechanical up-keep. This is a collector quality car with correct English components used during the restoration efforts down to the English Leather upholstery.
Jaguar's stylish Mark IV was produced for a short model run of 4 years, ending in 1949. This was a launch a pre-war design by SS Car Ltd. in 1936. The company would be re-named Jaguar Cars Ltd. after the war. The Mark IV was available with a 1.5 litre, 2.5 litre, or this, the 3.5 litre powered version. This example is a very desirable right hand drive model with the powerful 3.5 litre engine. There were 4,420 of the 3.5 litre Mark IV's produced in total. The exterior showcases exceptional paint, body, and brightwork condition. This Jaguar should do very well at larger regional car shows. The Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum is the location for many of our photos of this MKIV Saloon.
Open the doors to luxury. Although Jaguar's first post-war models were essentially carry-overs from the last pre-war examples, they are not lacking in luxurious appointments. Careful attention way paid to this restoration, especially in the interior. Glove-soft English Leather was used in the upholstery reconditioning while the carpeting is hand-cut and sewn, also in beautiful condition. The dash showcases the easy to read & correct instrumentation throughout as well as the real wood trim work. The original steering wheel is also in place and in excellent condition. The windshield cranks out for ventilation, there is also a cowl door that opens and closes for additional ventilation.
The body lines are absolutely gorgeous. The doors are suicide-style in opening. The wheels of choice are correct Jaguar wire knock-offs with 6.00-6.50-18 tyres. The trunk is clean and detailed. At one time, there was a marvelous tool kit in this special compartment. Today, few tools remains, but the beautiful storage box and a few tools are still in place. The engine compartment is beautifully detailed, housing the correct 3.5 litre inline-six delivering approximately 125 horsepower. The lesser 1.5 litre cars were said to travel 70mph while there cars could approach 100mph. The generator has been rebuilt as were the twin carburetors. The engine was rebuilt during the restoration efforts in the 1990s.
The original identification plate is intact and legible. This car is believed to be all matching numbers - Body, Chassis, and Engine. The undercarriage is in exceptional condition. The front and rear suspension was rebuilt. The box-type frame and flooring shows well throughout this Jaguar. Needed floor and frame repairs were done with steel. We have a photo album and receipts dating through the 1990s pertaining to the restoration of this car. It was brought down to a bare shell and any rust was repaired. The chassis is the original box-type, also media-blasted to bare metal and refinished prior to re-assembly.