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Jaguar Mark Eight 1958



The Jaguar Mark VIII is a large four-door sports sedan introduced by the Jaguar company of  Coventry at the 1956 London Motor Show. After a two year production run of 6,227 units the Mark VIII was replaced by the Jaguar Mark IX.

The car shared its 10-foot (3.05 m) wheelbase with its predecessor, the Jaguar Mark VII, which outwardly it closely resembled. However, the interior fittings were more luxurious than those of the Mark VII. Distinguishing visually between the models is facilitated by changes to the front grille, the driving or fog lamps being moved from the front panel to the horizontal panel between bumper & front panel, larger rear lamps and most obviously a curved chrome trim strip below the waistline which allowed the factory to offer a variety of two-tone paint schemes. In addition the new car had rear spats that were cut back to display more of the rear wheels and featured a one-piece slightly curved windscreen, where the Mark VII had incorporated a two-piece front screen of flat glass.

The Mark VIII inherited from its predecessor the 3442 cc straight six engine which it shared with the Jaguar XK140 that appeared two years earlier. In the Mark VIII, a modified cylinder head known as the 'B' type was used.

This car can be described as an outstanding example of progressive design and outstanding engineering. All the majesty of engineering and coach building that make up the Jaguar tradition are found in the highest expression, here in this majestic limousine.

A small fortune was spent restoring this car to its present glory. Its a special car and we have no real interest in giving it away so would only sell for the asking price and to the right person.

Interior and boot area were entirely disassembled and refurbished in real leather where required. All woodwork was stripped and repolished.

Motor – Work was carried out by Alco Engineering – Jaguar specialist in Temuka.

Mechanical & Electrical - Work was carried out by John Finlay Motors – also Jaguar specialists in Christchurch. Such work included:

  • Remove and clean up petrol tanks / fix any leaks etc. 
  • Adjust brakes repairs on wheel cylinders / brake drums / brake shoes.
  • Checked / repaired where necessary all electrical switches / instruments
  • Replace fuel pumps
  • Adjust carburetors / change spark plugs etc

Body & Paint – Rust was removed and car was repainted in original colour. Re chromed where necessary.

PRICE FIRM and reflects condition of vehicle. Car will be sold with a six month WOF and twelve month registration if sold in New Zealand.


At Waimak Classic Cars, we have been privately collecting classic cars and memorabilia for a number of years.

Our contacts extend throughout New Zealand, Australia, the UK and in various parts of the world. If you have anything to sell or if you are looking for that something special, we're always happy to talk cars!

Contact Jesmond on +64 (0) 3 3106485 / +64 (0) 274990020 or info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz.

Serious inquiries only please and NO TEXTS.


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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)


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.