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1958 Jaguar MK8


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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.

The four-door Jaguar Mark VIII was introduced in 1956, with production ending late in 1958. A total of just 6,212 examples were produced in all. Though not definitive, the International Mark VIII Registry knows of just 180 cars worldwide.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • Any fan of endurance racing knows of Jaguar’s prowess in sports cars in the 1950s, but the company’s sedans sometimes remain off the radar to all but the most discerning of fans. This 1958 Jaguar Mark VIII sedan offered here is an exceptionally rare British luxury saloon that has been refurbished at some point in its life and will require only some measure of additional effort to bring it to fully restored status.
  • This Mark VIII has been the subject of a gradual rejuvenation that’s been continuing on a piecemeal basis, a process that at some point has included a full repaint, a renewal of the interior hides and engine work.
  • This Mark VIII shares its 3.4-liter DOHC inline-six XK engine with the XK140 sports car.
  • Fed by a pair of SU sidedraft carburetors, it was rated by Coventry at 190 horsepower.
  • The engine bay presents as acceptably clean and totally stock, but could benefit appearance-wise from some additional detailing.
  • The Borg-Warner three-speed automatic works well with no leaks and shifts properly.
  • Body is clean and straight - no rust that we are aware of. Paint is good and presentable with some minor stone chips.
  • Mechanically sound - drives just like a Jaguar should.
  • Good oil pressure / Good compressions etc.
  • Interior is nice and tidy - Lovely woodwork, good upholstery, overall good carpet with minor wear. All of the burled-wood veneer that forms the dashboard and other interior panels, including the dual folding rear-seat tables, is original to the car and is in good condition. The four-spoke steering wheel aligns properly, as judged by the position of the emblem in the hub. Good headliner.
  • This Jaguar Mark VIII is fitted with a manual sunroof that does not leak.
  • Door and window seals window seals are mostly in good condition, and there is no evidence of water intrusion inside the car.
  • The chrome trim present looks to be in largely original condition.
  • All exterior / interior lighting functions properly.
  • Clean boot with spare wheel, original jack and some tools present.
  • Heritage Certificate Available.

This 1958 Jaguar Mark VIII is fully ready to either be driven immediately or taken by its next owner to the concours quality such a rarity deserves. Its a very sound example that loves to be driven.

A most elegant, rare classic car, that provides Grace, Pace and Space - this charming example is perfect for family and friends to enjoy the kind of luxurious motoring, that only Jaguar is able to offer.

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered.

TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

NOTE: OPEN WEEKDAYS, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

 

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.