Auction Palm Beach 2010
Lot 341.2
Reserve Type NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Year 1959
VIN 791882BW
Exterior Color BLACK/SILVER
Interior Color RED
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 3.8L
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description Complete ground-up restoration done in 2007. Rare left hand drive, refinished in its correct color combination of Onyx Black and silver with red leather interior trim. Equipped with every available option, even the very rare sliding roof and rear seat picnic tables. Since 1950, Jaguar had been building large, separate chassis saloon cars, starting with the Mk VII. In 1959 the final derivative arrived, the Jaguar Mk IX. The Mk IX utilized the famous XK engine which had evolved into a powerful 220bhp 3.8L unit, enough to haul this large saloon car up to a top speed of 117mph. The Mk IX had a body identical to that used on the previous Mk VIII, although it did have an improved heater and a new badge to distinguish it. This handsome saloon came with power steering, all-round disc brakes and a choice of manual or automatic transmission. At the time the Mk IX was considered on par with the then current Bentley S-type, even though it was a third of the price. **TITLED AS A 1958**
*Includes Buyer Commission
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