Motoexotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr.
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
1950 Jaguar Mark V Drophead Coupe oOne of only 395 right-hand drive examples produced in 1950 oPrevious owner imported car to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1975 oOriginal 3.5L OHV inline six-cylinder engine oFour-speed manual transmission and 4.55 gearing oOne repaint in the original Birch Grey exterior, red leather interior plus black convertible top oIndependent front suspension with transverse wishbones and long torsion bars oSolid rear axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs oFour-wheel hydraulic drum brakes oNew paint applied; new leather upholstery and carpets in 2007 oWoodwork re-veneered in 2007 oNew tires, new sidelight jewels oComplete factory toolkit and 120-inch wheelbase oNew parts - rear interior light, steering column boot through cowl; ball joints; front end boots; lip seal on steering shaft; rear transmission seal; dash engine temperature gauge and sensor; new or re-sleeved brake cylinders and master cylinder; clutch; pinion seal; handbrake cable; battery; manette control; motor mounts and rebuilt idler arm oDocumentation includes a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate oIncluded with a very complete and original tools in factory tool box With its flowing, elegant lines, it is difficult to believe this is not a car from the 1930s instead one from 1950. This Jaguar Mark V Drophead Coupe is one of 395 right-hand drive examples made in 1950. A previous owner imported it to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1975. It was built on November 29, 1950 and was dispatched on December 22, 1950. The next owner acquired the car in 1978, with just 3,000 miles added during his 28 years of ownership. The next owner bought it in 2006, during which time it underwent cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment as detailed below. Work included a 2007 re-paint in the original Birch Grey, a new red leather interior, black convertible top and refurbished wood trim. New sidelight jewels were also fitted during this period. The paint and trim are in overall very good order while the bodywork, with coach doors, is straight and solid. The engine bay is very tidy while the cargo area is in satisfactory shape. A pair of foglights nestle below the headlights. Two-tier, chrome bumpers fit tightly to the body and look great. New parts include: a rear interior light, steering column boot through the cowl; ball joints; front end boots; lip seal on steering shaft; rear transmission seal; dash engine temperature gauge and sensor; new or re-sleeved brake cylinders and master cylinder; clutch; pinion seal; handbrake cable; battery; manette control; motor mounts and a rebuilt idler arm. Also included with a very complete and original tools in factory tool box. This classic cat rolls on Firestone Deluxe Champion wide whitewall tires, size 6.50-16 at every corner. The tires and wheels are all in good, original order. The suspension has been fitted with newer ball joints and suspension boots while the Girling brake system has a new master cylinder and re-sleeved brake cylinders. The car rides on a 120-inch wheelbase. Under the split hood, the matching-numbers 3.5L straight six-cylinder engine is married to a four-speed manual transmission and 4.55:1 rear end. A new clutch and pinion seal were installed in 2017 while the engine received new motor mounts and an updated battery. The red leather offers a striking contrast to the grey exterior. The reupholstered seats (rear with fold-down center armrest) and matching carpets were installed in 2007, as was the re-veneered woodwork. A four-spoke steering wheel is in fine form with a beautiful hub while the burled wood dashboard and inner doors panels are in very good order. A new rear interior light was installed while the gauges in the woodgrain dashboard are all from Smiths but the left turn signal and semaphores are inoperable. A floor-mounted shifter is great shape. It was the first Jaguar with independent front suspension, first with hydraulic brakes, first with spats (fender skirts), first specifically designed to be produced in both right- and left-hand drive configurations, first with disc center wheels, first with smaller, wider 16-inch balloon tires, first to be offered with sealed headlamps and flashing turn signals for the important American market and the last model to use the pushrod engines. The chassis frame was new with deep box sections and cross bracing for improved stiffness in handling and cornering and independent front suspension by double wishbones and torsion bars, an arrangement that would be used by Jaguar for many future vehicles. It has weldments and brackets provided for both left-hand and right-hand drive brake and clutch pedal linkages, so the chassis could be assembled in either configuration. It also had hydraulic brakes, which were necessary with the independent suspension, and which Jaguar had been slow to adopt compared to other manufacturers and an all-pressed steel body on the
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