1948 | Jaguar Mk IV 3,5 Liter
Jaguar Mk IV 3 1/2 litre
Marke Jaguar Modell Mk IV Modellbezeichnung Mk IV 3,5 Liter Baujahr 1948 Fahrgestellnummer 612888 Zustandskategorie Restauriert Erstzulassung 09/1948 Motornummer S 3522 Karosserieform Limousine Karosseriedetail Limousine Leistung (kW/PS) 92/125 Hubraum (ccm) 3.485 Zylinder 6 Türen 4 Lenkung Rechts Getriebe Manuell Gänge 4 Antrieb Heck Bremse Front Trommel Bremse Heck Trommel Kraftstoff Benzin Außenfarbe Silber Herstellerfarbbezeichnung Gunmetal Grey Innenfarbe Grün Innenmaterial Leder Schiebedach Servolenkung
The Jaguar Mark IV series was built by Jaguar Cars from 1945 to 1948. The range (1½, 2½ and 3½ litre models) was a return to production of the pre-War SS Jaguar – but in March 1945 the company name changed from SS Cars Ltd to Jaguar Cars Ltd. The ‘Mark IV’ nomenclature was retrospectively applied after the launch of the Mark V Jaguar at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1948.
This fine 3½ litre model has a certified build date of 24 August 1948 and was shipped to Australian Jaguar distributor, Brylaw Motors Pty Ltd, in Melbourne in September of that year. It was in Australia until 1993, when the vehicle was re-registered in New Zealand. Here it remained until around October 2000 (a NZ vehicle inspection report shows a recorded mileage of 79,518 miles at this point). A comprehensive, specialist restoration - body & engine rebuild - took place between 2002 and 2005 in the Netherlands, and the car was then imported and re-registered in the UK in 2008. Its most recent travels saw it with a new owner in Jersey in May 2010.
As part of the comprehensive (and documented) restoration work of 2002-2005, the engine was rebuilt and has subsequently required no further major attention, having simply been properly and regularly maintained, which has included further cylinder head work and fuel tank restoration. The car runs and drives very well, benefitting from the fitment of electric power steering in 2013.
Similarly, the restored bodywork remains in splendid condition having been well looked after, with some additional work on the cars bonnet. It has good chrome and wire wheels. The silver grey paintwork is particularly fine and suits the car’s flowing lines very well. The interior (upholstery, carpets and headlining) was fully re-trimmed as part of the restoration work and remains in excellent condition. The car’s wooden fittings – dash, door cappings etc. – are in very good condition.
This is a particularly fine example of a 3½ litre Mark IV Jaguar which, since its arrival in Jersey, has had on-going work to ensure it is a reliable and usable driver. It needs for nothing and is equally ready to use for gentle local driving or tours in the UK or mainland Europe.
The car is currently Jersey registered and we can assist / advise with shipping and importing processes if required. Any import duties and transport costs would be additional to the price listed.
Zustand & Zulassung
Zugelassen Fahrbereit Fahrzeug-ID: 277949
Le Riche Automobile Restoreres (CI) Ltd.
Unit 10, Springside Rue de la Monnaie
JE3 5DG Trinity
+44 1534 864073
Ian Le Riche