|The Jaguar Mark IX was made between 1959 and 1961. It replaced the previous Mark VIII. The early versions were identical in exterior appearance to the Mark VIII except for the addition of a chrome “Mk IX” badge to the boot lid and only a few thousand were built.
The Mark IX was popular as a ceremonial car for state dignitaries. When Charles de Gaulle paid a state visit to Canada in 1960, the official cars for the motorcade were Mark IX Jaguars, rather than Cadillacs or Lincolns. The English Queen Mother had a Mark VII Jaguar which was progressively upgraded to be externally identical to the later Mark IX.
This stunning original Uk example has the benefit of auto gearbox ,power steering and the first production Jaguar to have powered disc brakes all round.
Although looking like a large regal 1950s saloon the 3.8 litre engine also fitted to the E Type provides just under 200 bhp and with only 1780kgs she is surprisingly sprightly indeed I have seen them racing at Goodwood including drivers such as Rowan Atkinson choosing to race them.
The history file is fabulous and includes the original bill of sale,warranty and service book and has mot history to back up the low mileage with only 4 keepers over 56 years .
Recently sensible servicing has included front brake upgrades providing much improved stopping power and suspension and shock absorbers.
This is an original time warp example never been restored with interior leather and paint in beautiful condition ,original metal sunroof perfect and with just the correct amount of patina for the discerning collector.
Supplied fully inspected ,serviced with a 12 month warranty