FOR SALE: 1951 Jaguar Mark V Saloon

Now here's a classy cat for the true automotive connoisseur! This 1951 Jaguar Mark V saloon has a fascinating history, too!


Year and Make/Model: 1951 Jaguar Mark V Saloon

Engine: 3.5L straight-6 petrol

Transmission: Manual

Mileage: n/a

Colour: Silver 

Location: Johannesburg

PRICE: R435 000

Built for a few short years (from 1948 to 1951) the Mark V was the first Jaguar to have independent front suspension, hydraulic brakes, 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 build of this particular Mark V was completed on the April 24, 1951 and then shipped to Gilman & Co in Hong Kong. The first owners were not recorded but the American Embassy in Ceylon (present day Ski Lanka) owned the car and it was allocated to LaRue R Lutkins in 1962.

1951 Jaguar Mk V for sale

The vehicle followed with him to South Africa where he was the USA Consul General from 1969 to 1973. The Jaguar was then sold to a Mr. IC Botha in 1973 and then to her current owner in October of 2008.

This is a mechanically sound vehicle considering her age and has also had a full frame-off restoration in her life, as she was originally painted black from the factory. She has extensive records of the ownership and of work that has been conducted over the years, the most recent being in May of 2022.

Interesting trade-ins will be considered.

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