1949 Jaguar Mark V

1949 Jaguar Mark V 1949 Jaguar Mark V
Saloon
Chassis #: 620082
Engine #: Z3761
Sold for $34,500 at 2013 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction.
In 1945, William Lyon's SS Company was renamed to Jaguar. When post-War production resumed, the designs were essentially carried over from before the War. The six-cylinder, overhead-valve engine continued in both 2.5- and 3.5-liter forms in the MkV, wearing bodywork in the traditional pre-War tradition, though with minor up-dating in the form of faired-in headlamps, rear wheel spats, and deeper bumpers. The cruciform-braced chassis featured torsion bar suspension setup in the front and had been designed pre-War by the company's Chief Engineer William Heynes. Hydraulic brakes could be found at all four corners. Bodystyles options available on the MkV included a saloon or drophead coupe.

Jaguar's first new generation post-war Saloon was the MkVII and was introduced in 1950. Production continued for only a short period of time, ceasing in June of 1951 after fewer than 10,500 had been built.

This Mark V was given a restoration between 2004 and 2007. It is finished in black over tan leather. Inside, there is walnut trim along the dash and doors. Power comes from a 3.5-liter six and offers 126 horsepower. There is also a four-speed manual transmission.

In 2013, the car was offered for sale at the Bonhams Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $34,500 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2013
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 Engine Company. Drum brakes could be found on all four corners.

In total, there were 1675 examples produced. The vehicle was available as a 4-door saloon with seating for four. Or a drop-head coupe with two doors and seating for four.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006
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 rate of 10,009 units built. Unveiled at the Earls Court London Motor show during the fall of 1958, the MK IX was virtually identical to its predecessor the MK VIII. Most of the mechanics were updates though. The engine capacity was increased to 3.8 liters by the adaption of a 3.8 version of the XK engine, achieved by increasing the stroke from 83mm to 87mm and utilizing a slightly taller block.

Retaining the existing 'B' type cylinder, as fitted to the 3.4 engine in the MK VIII, this engine went on to be fitted to the XK 150 sports vehicle the next year in both standard, and up-rated 'S' state of tune. Upgrading the previous braking system to Dunlop 4 wheel disc system, the power steering was also made available as a standard fitment. Debuting in late models, this system was featured in models of the MK VIII. This was driven by a Hobourn Eaton pump driven by a take-off at the rear of the dynamo.

As it was currently superbly equipped, not much was changed or updated on the interior of the MK VIII. The largest update was the up-rating of the heater system which had previously been criticized as once being marginal. A vast majority of the MK IX's were sold with a dual color scheme with a darker color on top, much like other MK VIII's. Production of the low volume MK VIIIB continued throughout the life of the MK IX.

The body of the Mk IX was identical as the one used on the previous Mk VIII, though the addition of an improved heater and a new badge distinguished it from the previous model. The MK IX came with power steering, all-round disc brakes and a choice of either manual or automatic transmission. This new model was considered to be on the same level as the current Bentley S-type, though it was a third of the price.

In 1961, the Mk IX was finally replaced by the Mk X, which marked the end of a distinguished line of separate chassis Jaguar saloons.

By Jessica Donaldson

Concepts by Jaguar

Jaguar Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
3,311
October 2019
2,350
September 2019
2,002
May 2019
2,021
March 2019
3,679
January 2019
3,078
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$470-$3,750
1949 Mark V
$3,850-$15,195
1949 Jaguar Mark V Price Range: $3,750 - $3,850

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Jaguar
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)
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)
1946Ford (468,022)Chevrolet (398,028)Plymouth (264,660)

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