1952 Jaguar MK VII
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The Jaguar MK VII - the First Jaguar Saloon to use a Twin OHC Engine.
Good to drive, big and comfortable Jaguar saloon that doesn't have too much of the 'spiv' image that would be associated with later saloons. Fast too if tuned, and misunderstood by anyone who has not driven one.
During the 1950s, Jaguar might have been wooing the world's sports car drivers with its XK120, but the big and imposing saloons coming out of Browns Lane were also winning friends, and selling well. Its post-war run of desirable and capable large saloons started modestly with the 2.5 Litre, but was was truly kickstarted with the arrival of the Mk7 in 1950.
Although similar under the skin to the outgoing car, the newer Mk7’s swooping styling with daring roof line and feline rear haunches was a huge leap forward visually, The Mk7 also saw the introduction of the twin-cam XK engine (first seen in the XK120) in a four-door for the first time, making it a genuine 100mph proposition and are well capable of being turned into fast and capable historic race cars.
- Six Cylinder Twin cam In Line 3442cc with Twin 1.75in SU Carburettors
- Max Power 160bhp at 5200rpm
- Manual 4 speed box
- Front independent suspension Rear live axle, half-elliptic leaf springs
- Burman Douglas Steering recirculating ball worm and nut
- Hydraulic servo assisted brakes
- Three long term owners on record - 6 years / 22 years / 10 years (with what looks to be some traders in between).
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Body is straight, and from what we can see, seems to be clean from rust.
- Good paintwork
- Tidy upholstery - Seats and Door cards in good order / Carpets tidy and look original / Wood in good condition / hood-lining in good order.
- This car comes with a lot of mechanical records dating back to 2010. It has had a real lot done to it and is a well sorted car.
- Comes with Sunroof, Original jack and an original toolbox that we recently sourced for it. (Toolbox will need a tidy up).
These are really nice cars to drive. By putting the XK engine under the bonnet of the Mark VII, Jaguar pioneered the very idea of a saloon that could hold its own against dedicated sports cars. In fact, even as Jaguar was building its reputation with the C-type and D-type, dominating the 24 Hours of Le Mans during the mid-Fifties, Jaguar entered the Mark VII into other competitions, finding victory in the 1956 Monte Carlo Rally.
Everyone wants an XK120 or 140 or 150, but the more I look at the Mark VII, there just seem to be fewer of them out there and it's just a beautiful old car. It's the kind of car when you walk out and see it, it just brings a smile to your face. I think it has a real, physical presence plus it's a piece of automotive history and it's one that you can still enjoy on today's roads. We absolutely love this car.
A Very Tidy example, that can only appreciate in value.
Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
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