1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3.5-Liter
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This Mark IV Drophead Coupe is powered by a overhead valve six-cylinder 3.5-liter engine offering 125 horsepower and mated to a Moss four-speed gearbox. It has large Lucas P100 headlights and a full list of instrumentation displaying speed, engine revs, oil pressure, water temperature, amps, fuel and the time. The car rode on wire wheels and covered by Ace discs.
Only five-percent (376 examples) of the 11,952 Mark IVs were drophead coupes.
This example was purchased from John Kimberly in New York in 1989 by Gerald and Kathy Nell. It was completly restored in 1983, with all new wood inside, as well as a fresh repaint in cromson with black fenders. Currently, the odometer indicates 10,211 miles.
In 2010, the car was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $125,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $159,500 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2011
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|RM Auctions at Monterey||1940-1955|
|RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey||1936-1950|