Automobile [Jaguar Mark V]

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Jaguar Cars Limited, Manufacturer
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Jaguar Mark V, Saloon (3.5 litre), 6 cylinder, 4 forward with 1 reverse gears. Top speed: 145 kph (90 mph).
Brief History
The Jaguar Mark V was introduced in 1948. It was marketed as a luxury, top performance family car, designed for cruising at high speed for long periods.

The Jaguar Mark V was available with 2.5 litre or 3.5 litre engines (like this one) and as a 4-door or a 2-door drop head convertible. The convertible version is very rare today. All versions had leather upholstery and walnut trim – this example has been reupholstered in vinyl. Only cars sold in some countries had the leaping jaguar mascot on the front – this one does not.

The Mark V Jaguar was also very reliable. A number were used by the British Police and some clocked up over 320,000 km (200,000 miles).

After nearly 11,500 were built, the Mark V was discontinued in mid-1951 to make way for the Mark VII. There was no Mark VI as Bentley had already released a car of that name in 1946.

Type: Saloon
Model: Mark V
Manufacturer: Jaguar Cars Limited
Country of Manufacture: England
Year: 1949
Engine type: 6-cylinder
Engine capacity: 3.5 litre
Gearbox: Manual with 4 forward gears and 1 reverse
Jaguar Maker's Mark
Credit Line
Jaguar Cars Limited. 1948-1949. Automobile [Jaguar Mark V], 1987.45. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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