Published: 10/18/2018 13:10:39 PM
About: Black Exterior, Red Leather Interior, Automatic, 3.8L In-Line 6cyl
RCC Motors is pleased to offer this 1961 Jaguar Mark IX Saloon.
The Jaguar Mark IX is a four-door luxury saloon car produced by Jaguar Cars 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. Later versions had a larger tail-lamp assembly with the addition of an amber section for traffic indication, visually similar to the tail-lights of the smaller Jaguar Mark 2.
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. The British Queen Mother had a Jaguar Mark VII which was progressively upgraded to be externally identical to the later Mark IX. The Nigerian government bought forty Mark IXs, painted in the Nigerian state colours of green and white. The large Jaguars of the 1950s were sufficiently popular in western Africa that "Jagwah" survives as a colloquialism for "smart man-about-town".
In the luxury car market, the Jaguar Mk IX was very competitively priced, selling for 1995 British Pounds with manual gearbox, 2063 with overdrive, and 2163 with automatic transmission, which was less than half the price of similar competitors.
The Mark IX offered here is a numbers matching example retaining its original engine. It comes with its Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. Recent rebuilding of the fuel system and braking systems, and a complete tune ensure that this car drives just as good as it looks.