1950 Jaguar Mark V

William Lyons' SS Cars Ltd. was rebranded under the Jaguar name following World War II. Post-war production commenced in 1945 consisting (like most other manufacturers) with pre-war designs. One of the Jaguar projects was a cruciform-braced chassis with a torsion bar independent front suspension designed by the company's Chief Engineer William Heynes. There were no MK I to IV Jaguars, so the origin of the Mark V name remains somewhat mysterious, and the Mk IV title was given only to its precursor after the launch of the Mk V. Reportedly, William Lyons viewed five prototype bodies with various chassis experiments in the 1946-1948 period before he was satisfied with the result. On September of 1948, the Mar V was introduced to the press where it shared the stand with the XK120 at London Motor Show. During its first year of sales, the Mark V outsold the XK120 by around 5,000 units.

Although the Mark V retained a stylistic link to the SS cars that were built before World War II, they were also nearly all new. The only carryover was the famed 2.5- and 3.5-liter engine series inherited from the 1946 Jaguars. It had a 120-inch wheelbase chassis, fully hydraulic four-wheel Girling brakes, and newly developed 16-inch, 6.7-section Dunlop tire.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2019

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The Jaguar Mark V was produced from 1949 through 1951. The series was first introduced in 1948 at a Motor Show where it shared the stage with the breath-taking Jaguar XK120. The Mark V was positioned by Jaguar to retire the aging 1.5-, 2.5-, and 3.5-Litre vehicles which were pre-war designs. The 2.5-Liter Mark V was the entry-level version of the series. The engine was a design by the Standard....
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Jaguar has been producing large, separate chassis saloon vehicles that began with the Mk VII since 1950. The final derivative arrived in the Jaguar Mk IX in 1958 which utilized the famous XK engine which had evolved into a powerful 3.8 liter unit. This engine was enough to haul this large saloon vehicle up to a top speed of 117 mph. Produced from 1958 until 1961 the Jaguar MK IX had a total production....
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1950 Jaguar Mark V vehicle information

Saloon

The Jaguar Mark V was upstaged by the sensational XK 120 at the 1948 London Motor Show. The Mark V was Jaguar's bread-and-butter offering during its two-plus years, outselling the XK by more than two-to-one.....[continue reading]

1950 Jaguar Mark V vehicle information

Drop Head Coupe

Chassis Num: 647008
Engine Num: T8431

The Jaguar Mark V introduced a number of firsts for the Coventry-based manufacturer, including hydraulic brakes, disc wheels made of pressed steel and the independent front suspension setup. They utilized a ball-join mechanism in the new front suspen....[continue reading]

1950 Jaguar Mark V vehicle information

Drop Head Coupe

Chassis Num: 647066

At the 1948 London Motor Show, at the same time as the introduction of the XK120, Jaguar introduction its Mark V. Powering the MKV Series were six-cylinder overhead-valve engines that came in both 2.5- and 3.5-liter forms. Several body styles were av....[continue reading]

1950 Jaguar Mark V vehicle information

Laudette

Chassis Num: 520990
Engine Num: H3282

This 1950 Jaguar Mark V Laudette is believed to be the world's only 1950 Jaguar MK V Laudette. This is not the vehicles original body; it began life wearing a saloon body number G5937. Some point during its life it was given this bodystyle which fe....[continue reading]

1950 Jaguar Mark V vehicle information

Saloon

The Mark V was the first new post-war Jaguar, riding on a freshly conceived chassis with independent front suspension. A shortened version of the chassis was used for the XK sports cars, beginning with the XK120. In 1950, the year of this 3.5-liter....[continue reading]

1950 Jaguar Mark V vehicle information

Drop Head Coupe

Chassis Num: 640076
Engine Num: Z2808

William Lyon's line of SS cars was renamed to Jaguar by 1945, coinciding with the commencement of the post-war production. The designs, just like most other established automakers, used designs from the pre-war era. The MKV Series were powered by t....[continue reading]

1950 Jaguar Mark V vehicle information

Drop Head Coupe

Engine Num: TXA 566

This Mark V Drophead Coupe is finished in Suede Green and fitted with a black three-position top. The DHC was essentially a coachbuilt car, as the body was quite different from the sedan, and produced in very limited number - just 977 examples - by t....[continue reading]

1950 Jaguar Mark V vehicle information

Drop Head Coupe

Chassis Num: 647145
Engine Num: Z2120
Gearbox Num: JH3224

This 3.5-liter Drophead Coupe was purchased new in Paris, reported by American diplomat David Scott, who was in France working on the Marshall Plan. The original owner later donated the car to a museum, where it remained for many years. The third and....[continue reading]

1950 Jaguar Mark V vehicle information

Drop Head Coupe

This Jaguar Mark V DHC was found in India in junk yard condition and then taken to England where it was given a body-off restoration. The current owner then purchased the car. The car was still not in show condition so in 2009 another restoration was....[continue reading]

1950 Jaguar Mark V vehicle information

Drop Head Coupe

Chassis Num: Z12215

This Jaguar Mark V Drop Head Coupe was built on June 30th of 1950. It has been refinished in light yellow and given a dark red leather interior with burled-wood trim. It has fog lamps, fender skirts, and wide whitewall tires.....[continue reading]

Saloon
 
Drop Head Coupe
Chassis #: 647008 
Drop Head Coupe
Chassis #: 647066 
Laudette
Chassis #: 520990 
Saloon
 
Drop Head Coupe
Chassis #: 640076 
Drop Head Coupe
 
Drop Head Coupe
Chassis #: 647145 
Drop Head Coupe
 
Drop Head Coupe
Chassis #: Z12215 


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1950 Mark V
$3,855-$50,000
1950 Jaguar Mark V Price Range: $3,755 - $3,855

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Jaguar
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)3,573
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)3,349
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)3,349
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)3,349
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)1,702
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)912
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)158
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)
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