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2022-11-09 21:31:26 | pauls writes:

Car offered at:

www.hemmings.com/auction/1950-jaguar-mk-v-327550_source=homepage&itm_medium=FeaturedListings&itm_campaign=Recirculati ...

Seller's description:

VIN T9434

Odometer 24,481

Engine 3.5-liter OHV inline-six

Transmission Manual

Exterior Color White

Interior Color Tan leather

Seller Private

This 1950 Jaguar Mk V Drophead Coupe, a rarity when new and almost never seen today, has reportedly been in the same family since new. The seller inherited it through the estate of his Aunt Eudora, the original owner. The car had been a gift to her from her husband in October 1951. Remembering his aunt, the seller remarks, “Eudora was an extremely attractive woman who looked like a movie star when driving this elegantly styled automobile.”

The seller says the lady drove the regal Jag until 1971, when she parked it in her barn with 20,442 miles showing. It sat until 1997, when it was sent to Donovan Motorcar Service, a Jaguar specialist in Lenox, Massachusetts, that is still active today. The seller says the contract called for restoring the car to “as new” condition, and that it was thoroughly stripped, repainted, and rechromed, with a full interior restoration, new top, and all necessary mechanical refurbishment. The job, he says, took three years and cost $92,000. He reports using the classic Jag exclusively for shows, some parades, and a few weddings. “It received awards in every event in which it was entered,” he says.

Of about 10,500 Mk V models built from 1944-’52, about 700 were drophead coupes. The car combined prewar design themes with a roof and greenhouse treatment that would be seen on future Jag sedans. The chassis featured the automaker’s first independent front suspension, along with hydraulic brakes. The seller says that due to his age, he can no longer properly care for the grand old Jaguar and wants it to go to someone who will cherish it as his family has for 71 years.

POWERTRAIN

The 3.5-liter, OHV inline-six was rated at 125 horsepower by the manufacturer when new. This was, of course, not the then-new XK engine but rather an OHV inline-six based on the Standard Motor Company side-valve engine that Jaguar had purchased and updated with an OHV design. The Mk V was the last Jaguar to use a pushrod engine. The seller affirms the engine is original and was rebuilt at about 22,000 miles. He says the car starts with the choke and that there is no noticeable smoking. The car has a four-speed manual transmission. The seller reports the Jaguar had its last oil service two years ago.

EXTERIOR

The Jaguar Mk V saloon and drophead coupe used pressed-steel bodies, with the latter using wood framing only in the doors. Yet, this convertible model has a coachbuilt appearance to it. The seller affirms there is “no evidence of rust.” He reports that the car was repainted in 2000 with “top quality” paint, and there are “no blemishes.” The convertible top operates as designed, but the seller reports that it can leak in heavy rain. (There is no evidence of water damage in the car, however.) The top can be used with just the front section rolled back, or entirely lowered. All glass is said to be “good, with no defects,” and seals are “good, with no leaks.” All lighting is said to work. Rather than the famous Lucas 7.7-inch PF770 headlights, the American-market Jaguar Mk V used 7-inch sealed-beam headlights and thus had a somewhat sleeker look in front.

INTERIOR

The seller reports slight wear on the driver’s seat, though this is not readily seen in photos. All other leather appears to be in very good condition, and the photos support the seller’s “like new” description for the carpeting. The wood trim is intact and appears to be original and possibly unrestored, and there are a few minor blemishes seen. The seller says that the heat, gauges, and manual windows are all in working order. The headliner appears to be in very good condition.

CHASSIS

The seller indicates that the car had its chassis lube service two years ago. He says the bushings and shocks “seem good” since the chassis work in 2000. He reports no issues for the 16-inch steel wheels and says the tires are “fine, but old.” The unassisted steering is said to “point straight. The unassisted brakes are reported to have good pedal feel, but the seller says the car will pull a bit to one side when driven after it has been sitting for an extended period. He says this goes away after driving for a while.

DOCUMENTATION

The seller states that this vehicle will be sold on a clean Massachusetts title in his and his wife’s names. This 1950 Jaguar Mk V Drophead Coupe has reportedly remained in the same family since new and must have been quite a sight to see with its original owner driving it until 1971. The car received a frame-on restoration just over 20 years ago and still appears to be show ready today.

2022-11-16 18:16:23 | Captain RD writes:

SOLD $95,550

Inclusive of buyer's fees

SOLD DATE Thursday, Nov 10th,

Hemmings Auctions 

2024-04-28 06:57:43 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 4/28/24. Note, same photos and mileage as '22 sale above, a possible fraud alert.

www.ebay.com/itm/186418298441

Opening bid $9,550, no reserve, no bids, 2 days left in auction, seller o1xchin, 24k miles, car now in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, previously Lee, Mass.

Seller's description:

1950 Jaguar Mk V Drophead Coupe

Mileage: 24,481 Miles

Engine: 3.5-liter OHV Inline-Six

Transmission: Manual

Exterior Color: White

Interior Color: Tan Leather

Experience the epitome of British luxury and style with this exquisite 1950 Jaguar Mk V Drophead Coupe. Boasting a classic White exterior finish paired with elegant Tan leather interior, this timeless beauty exudes sophistication and charm.

With a mere 24,481 miles on the odometer, this Jaguar Mk V is a rare find that has been meticulously maintained over the years. Its powerful 3.5-liter OHV inline-six engine, paired with a manual transmission, delivers a driving experience that is both exhilarating and refined.

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