After the war, Jaguar continued to make these cars while it prepared production of the Mk VII, and in 1949 brought out the Mk V, an interim model with hydraulic brakes, torsion bar independent front suspension, and a restyled body. A version of this chassis was used on the XK120, and every other non-unitary Jaguar until 1961, while the body was another Lyons’ masterpiece.
The MkV was one of the most desirable cars of its time, with exceptional performance and handling, and age has added lustre to its reputation, with the stylish drophead coupé being particularly desirable.
This example presented in cream with tan hide and carpets, has been carefully looked after throughout its ownership which is known back to 1950, and through 8 recorded owners. The car featured on the front cover of Jaguar Enthusiasts Magazine in the March 1998 edition, a copy of the magazine is included within the history file of the car.
Chassis 624565 has had a lot of work done to it throughout its lifetime, to ensure the lovely quality of this wonderful Jaguar is as it should be. Described by the vendor as being in good overall condition with a particular mention of the chassis being in excellent condition.
Recent work has included a major overhaul of the brakes, rebuilt carburettors with the wheels being powder coated, with new carpets and recovered door cards within the past few years, this car presents very nicely indeed.
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