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1960 Jaguar MK9


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As was the fashion with Jaguar in the 1950s, saloon development was all about evolution, rather than revolution.

The Mk IX was typical of the breed – cosmetically, it was very similar to the last of the Mk VIII versions, and most of the improvements took place under the four-door's imposing skin. A welcome addition to the Mk IX’s armoury was a bored-out twin carburettor version of Jaguar's 3.8-litre XK engine – and that was a detuned version of the unit that had already proved itself so effectively in the D-type racing car.

As a result, the Mk IX was an excellent high-speed cruiser.

Power steering was fitted, and predictably, all-round disc brakes also made an appearance – and although most cars came fitted with automatic transmission as standard, the option of four-speed manual with overdrive has proved very popular with classic car buyers in later years.

A total of just over 10,000 cars were built at Jaguar's Browns Lane plant in Coventry during its three-year production lifespan.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • This car was purchased new by Farmers Holding Company in Auckland for General Manager. It was then sold to an airline pilot in 1964, sold again to a Jaguar enthusiast in 1968. Then sold again in 1996 with 84k miles to previous owner to us. It underwent a full strip down refurbishment in 1996, which included new leather and full retrim, bare metal respray, rechroming and extensive mechanical work. Photos and receipts available.
  • Comes with standard XK twin carburettor 3.8ltr 6cyl engine, 4 wheel disk brakes.
  • It also has power steering and 3 cigar lighters.
  • White wall tires
  • Beautiful body and paint
  • Beautiful leather interior with real wood
  • Large, luxurious Jaguar of the 50s that offers Rolls-like status, style and sensuality at lower costs.

These big luxobarges, which were once the preferred choice transport of spivs and wide boys, have style and space to spare and their rarity will ensure endearing and enduring interest and being a Jag, impart that special sense of occasion that only a car coming from Browns Lane can. With the model’s 63rd birthday looming what a great time to go on the prowl.

Although prices of these gigantic Jags have shot up of late, they still represent great value. You’ll pay less for one of these than a Mk2, yet the MkIX offers more space, a sporting drive and its much more unusual.

This car also has a real presence thanks to its generous dimensions – and it’s that bulk that makes them so comfortable and such a great vehicle in which to drive long distances.

The MkIX is the ultimate variation on the theme as it featured a 3.8-litre engine in place of the 3.4-litre unit of earlier editions – it’s also fitted with disc brakes all round.

These Jaguars have climbed significantly in recent years and when good examples crop up they can be pretty pricey; or you could pay around NZD25K for a what you see is what you get project. Talking of which, don’t think you’ll be saving any money on restoring one because the bodywork and interior are hugely expensive to put right properly.

Buy well from the outset is our advise.

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered.

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

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.