1966

1966 Jaguar Mark X

Vehicle Profiles

Sedan

Jaguar entered the motoring history books in 1961 with the introduction of the luxurious MK X, what has become known as Britain's widest car, a record that it still holds even today. The massive MK X was in many ways a tour-de-force for Jaguar incor....[continue reading]

Chassis Num: 1D76503BW
Engine Num: 7D54279-9

Built for comfort, performance and style, the Mark X boasts all the best elements which make vintage Jaguars so desirable. The artful profile manages to look up-to-the-minute and classic at once, while the underpinnings have nothing antique about the....[continue reading]

Sedan
 
Chassis #: 1D76503BW 

History

The Jaguar Mark X, also known as the Mark Ten, was produced from 1961 through 1970 and offered in three variations during that time. The Jaguar was offered with a 3781 cc six-cylinder engine or a larger 4235 cc engine. The 3.8 liter engine was more popular with a total of 13,382 examples produced but by 1964 the 4235 cc ruled out by 1964 and became the only offering. The Mark X was the largest saloon vehicle produced by Jaguar and it was specially created for the United States and their big demands and large roads. At 4200 lbs, the 4.2 liter six-cylinder engine helped this vehicle roll down the road in elegant fashion. The vehicle sat on a 120 inch wheelbase and its 202 inch length provided plenty of room for its occupants.

By 1966 the vehicle was renamed the Jaguar 420G and continued in production until 1970.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2006
Britain's widest car, the gargantuan Mk X set a record in 1961 that holds even still today. Pronounced Jaguar ‘mark ten', the Jaguar Mark X was the largest saloon built by British manufacturer Jaguar, and was originally aimed at the U.S. market. Succeeding the Jaguar Mark IX as the company's large saloon model, the Mark X held the record for being the widest production Jaguar ever built. In many ways, the massive Mk X was a tour-de-force for Jaguar, as it incorporated many features unique for this size.

A luxury saloon with four doors and four seats, considered by all to be a majestic vehicle, the Jaguar Mark X was released the same year as the E-type. Launched in 1961, the Mark X was strangely renamed the Jaguar 420G in 1966. 25,000 units were manufactured during production. In 1970, it was discontinued as Jaguar XJ6 production increased. The Mark X had an overall length of 202 inches, over 6 feet wide, nearly 17 foot long and a weight of 4,175 lbs.

Designed with a strange blend of Jaguar and American styling influences, it was unbelievable that this vehicle was mass produced with its large bulging sides and hand-built appearance. The interior of the X was extremely opulent, and incorporated an over abundance of both leather and walnut. Owning the Jaguar Mark X was considered to be as much of a prestige as owning a Rolls Royce.

The Mark X was built on a unitary construction floor plan rather than the old Mk IX separate chassis. With coil springs at the front, the suspension of the vehicle was independent all round. Two engine sizes were available and offered with 3781 cc. The larger 4235 cc unit took over in 1964. Though most vehicles left the factory with the automatic choice of box, manual, manual with overdrive, and automatic transmissions were all options of the Jaguar Mark X. Able to rocket from 0-60 in about 10 seconds, the automatic gear change was situated on the steering column.
Based on the Mark X, the Daimler DS420 was a related model that was often called 'the Daimler Limousine'. The DS420 was produced until 1992 and utilized in various countries in both official capacities and by funeral homes as a hearse vehicle.

By Jessica Donaldson
1966
Recent Vehicle Additions

CATERHAM TEAMS UP WITH HARRODS TO LAUNCH SIGNATURE PERSONALISATION PROGRAMME

British car manufacturer Caterham has launched its first personalisation programme Caterham Signature with a special edition Seven designed by world famous department store Harrods Watch the video...

SSANGYONG ACCELERATES ITS SUMMERTIME OFFERS

Free model upgrade on Tivoli from SE to EX 0 finance offers and low deposit PCPs also available on selected models Tivoli from just 12 950 or 108 month Superb value and class leading 5 year li...

NEW ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA UNVEILED

Alfa Romeo Giulietta styling is enhanced with design elements of the new Giulia to highlight close genetic ties Interior upholsteries and finishes are revised and specification levels improved acros...

ONE-OF-A-KIND 2014 BMW i8 CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE EDITION SOLD FOR WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE OF $825,000

One of a Kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d Elegance Edition Presented by Jay Leno and Ludwig Willisch President and CEO of BMW of North America br I Woodcliff Lake NJ August 17 2014 I On Satur...

THE PINNACLE OF COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS: RM AND SOTHEBY'S OFFER A CENTURY OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY AND DESIGN IN NEW YORK CITY

Final countdown underway to RM Auctions and Sotheby s expertly curated Art of the Automobile sale November 21 in New York City First major collector car auction to be held in Manhattan in over a...

Similarly Sized Vehicles
from 1966

Jaguar Monthly Sales Volume

January 2018
2,604
December 2017
3,414
November 2017
3,061
October 2017
2,891
September 2017
3,296
August 2017
3,101
July 2017
3,166
June 2017
2,946
April 2017
3,230
March 2017
4,953
January 2017
2,939
Additional Sales Volume Data


Jaguar Models


© 1998-2018. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2018 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.