1959 Jaguar Mark I 3.4 Saloon

Specifications
Stock: J59-514
Current condition: ORIGINAL-PRESERVED
Performance: Twin cam 3.4L inline 6-cylinder engine, with 2 SU carburetors
Transmission: 4-speed manual transmission
Suspension: Independent Front Suspension
Color exterior: British Racing Green
Color interior: Biscuit
Mileage: 81,405 showing
Wheels: Steel wheels and hubcaps
Tires: Sentury Touring 185/65/15
Brakes: Four-wheel disc brakes
Vin #: S987514DN
Gearbox #: GBN14738JS
Other 1: Body Number: E005330
Description

This 1959 Jaguar Mark I is a very original and elegant Saloon that is powered by a rebuilt 3.4-liter inline-6 cylinder engine with dual SU carburetors, and a 4-speed manual transmission. The Jaguar is finished in a desirable color combination of British Racing Green with a Biscuit interior and features a Wilton wool headliner and sun visors in very good condition, as well as wooden trim all around the interior and doors - all fitting very nicely.

The Saloon’s engine bay is tidy, and the car stands in fine running and driving condition; it’s recent past servicing included the following:

• A new Exhaust System was installed.
• A new Clutch was installed.
• A new Windshield was installed.
• Generator was rebuilt.
• Regulator was rebuilt.
• Brightwork has been re-chromed.
• As well as other components and services that were tended to...

The Mark I retains its original driving lights, front license plate bracket, horn button and steering wheel, dual mirrors on the bonnet, period correct Motorola radio and also includes its original tool kit, jack, and spare. Our team has scheduled the Mark I for a full detail and servicing to be completed by early Spring 2022.

History

The Jaguar Mark I is a British saloon car produced by Jaguar between 1955 and 1959. Referred to in contemporary company documentation as the Jaguar 2.4 Litre and Jaguar 3.4 Litre. Its designation Mark 1 followed its October 1959 replacement by Jaguar's 2.4-litre Mark 2. The 2.4 Litre was the company's first small saloon since the end of its 1½ and 2½ Litre cars in 1949, and was an immediate success, easily outselling the larger much more expensive Jaguar saloons. The 2.4 Litre saloon was announced on 28 September 1955. The 3.4 Litre saloon announced 17 months later in USA on 26 February 1957 was designed for the American market and was not at first freely available on the domestic market. The Mark 1 was initially offered with a 2.4 Litre short-stroke version of the XK120's twin-cam six-cylinder engine, first rated at 112bhp nett by the factory at the launch in 1955. From February 1957 the larger and heavier 3.4 Litre 210bhp (gross) unit already used in the Jaguar Mark VIII also became available, largely in response to pressure from US Jaguar dealers. Wire wheels became available. The 3.4 had a larger front grille for better cooling, a stronger rear axle, and rear-wheel covers (spats) were cut away to accommodate the wire wheels' knock-off hubcaps. The 2.4 Litre was also given the larger grille. After 200 cars had been built and sent to USA and just prior to the car's announcement a major factory fire destroyed 3.4 Litre production facilities. In September 1957 a three-speed Borg-Warner automatic transmission previously an export-only option became available with either engine and Dunlop disc brakes for all four wheels were made available as an optional extra on all Jaguar models except the Mark VIII saloon. 19,992 of the 2.4 and 17,405 of the 3.4 Litre versions were made.