|Left Hand Drive|
|L03113||E. St. Louis|
|1953||Golden Sand / Maroon|
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2015-07-25 09:05:10 | Larry K writes:
Car is in final stage of restoration, not so perfect concours, but very, very nice.
2022-05-15 06:34:59 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 5/15/22
Current bid: $5,100 reserve not met 20 bids, seller motoexotica, 9 days left in auction, 31k miles, car now said to be in St. Ann, Missouri, previously Millstadt, Illinois.
One of 20,908 examples made between 1951 and 1955; one of 12,978 were export examples
3.4L DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with a pair of SU carburetors
Four-speed manual transmission and 4.27 gearing
Silver over Burgundy exterior
Burgundy Connolly Leather interior with Wilton Wool Carpet
Same owner/restorer since 2014
It was the Mark VII model which put Jaguar on the map as a manufacturer of high-performance luxury saloons. There were 20,908 Mark VIIs made between 1951 and 1955, with 12,978 of those as export sales.
Interesting ownership history on this handsome steed. We purchased this rarely seen 4-speed Mark 7 from a gentleman who makes artificial eyes for those in need for a living. He found the car at a local estate sale in need of refurbishment. His attraction to the car was from when he was young and had a paper stand. Each day a gentleman would stop in his Jaguar Mark 7 to purchase a paper, leaving him interested in the Jaguar. While combing through the copious amount of paperwork that was indeed the same car the gentleman stopped at his paper stand some 50+ years ago. He then set out to restore the car you see today. After he had his fun he decided to move the car along and that's where we came in...
Originally registered in the UK in 1953 it seems it was exported to the USA in 1954. We have service receipts back to 2/9/54. When Leo Hapley acquired the car. We have additional receipts through 6/28/67. The car was sold to a Mr. Joe Havens somewhere thereafter and the car was judged at the St. Louis JCNA event in 1989. The first time I showed my 1961 flat floor E-Type.
This was the car that Jaguar Chief Engineer William Lyons had always intended the XK engine for, and after small-scale production of the XK120 sports car for two years, the Mark VII saloon followed in October 1950. However, most of production went for export, and the Mark VII was the first Jaguar saloon to sell in large numbers in the USA.
This example is dressed in silver over burgundy, with the paint and trim in overall very good order. The bodywork is straight and solid and the car’s chrome bumper look good and fit tightly to the body. There is a full-size spare tire in the trunk. The engine bay is in very good order, too.
This Big Cat rolls on Coker Classic wide whitewall tires, size 6.50R16 at all four corners. Each one is mounted on steel wheels, with a silver beauty rim topped with a factory wheel cover. The tires and wheels are all in order. This Cat rides on a 120-inch wheelbase.
Under the hood is what makes it all work, the 3.4L DOHC straight six-cylinder engine with a pair of SU carburetors. Backing this engine is a four-speed manual transmission and a 4.27:1 rear end.
Inside, the burgundy Connolly Leather seats with rear center fold-down armrest and matching Wilton Wool Carpet are in satisfactory shape, as is the rest of the interior – the headliner, inner door panels, instrument panel and shift lever. The speedo and horn are inop. Right side full tank sending unit does not register.
2022-08-29 11:57:31 | pauls writes:
Car now on BAT
Location: Fenton, Missouri 63026
31k Miles Shown, TMU
3.4-Liter DOHC Inline-Six
Twin SU Carburetors
Four-Speed Manual Transmission
Silver & Maroon Paint
Two-Tone Leather Upholstery
16" Steel Wheels
Chrome Bumpers w/Overriders
Dual Side Mirrors
Burl Wood Dash
Private Party or Dealer: Dealer
Additional charges from this dealer: USD $0
This 1953 Jaguar Mk VII is a left-hand-drive example that is said to have been registered in the UK before being imported to the US in 1954. The car is finished in silver and burgundy over two-tone leather and is powered by a 3.4-liter inline-six paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes 16” wheels, twin SU carburetors, a split windshield, a sliding sunroof, dual side mirrors, fender skirts, a burl wood veneer dash, and tool kits that fold into the front doors. This Mk VII saloon is now offered by the selling dealer in Missouri with a removed identification plate, service records dating to 1954, and a clean Illinois title.
The body is said to have been refinished under prior ownership in silver over maroon and features chrome bumpers with overriders, a split windshield, a sliding sunroof, pop-out quarter windows, fender skirts, and dual side mirrors mounted on the fenders. A leaper hood ornament has been added to the hood trim.
Silver-finished 16” wheels wear chrome hubcaps and beauty rings and are mounted with 6.5” Coker Classic whitewall tires. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel drum brakes.
The cabin features front bucket seats and a rear bench trimmed in two-tone tan and brown leather with color-coordinated door panels and maroon carpets. Additional appointments include a burl wood veneer dash, tool kits that fold into the front doors, and red accents on the seats and door frames. The horn is inoperative, and flaws in the finish on the dash are visible.
The four-spoke steering wheel fronts centrally mounted Smiths instrumentation consisting of a 120-mph speedometer, auxiliary gauges, and a reverse-sweep tachometer with an inset clock. The selling dealer notes that the speedometer and the right-side fuel tank sending unit are inoperative. The five-digit odometer shows 31k miles, and true mileage is unknown.
The 3.4-liter inline-six features twin SU carburetors and dual overhead camshafts.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission and a rear differential with 4.27:1 gearing. Rust is visible on underbody components.
The chassis number—736282—is consistent with that of a left-hand-drive 1953 Jaguar Mk VII.
The car is titled by the engine number—B41638—that is stamped on the block and listed on the removed identification plate.
2022-09-06 18:51:01 | Captain RD writes:
Sold for $24,250 on 9/5/22
Car on BAT