Unique barn find Jaguar MK1, stored for more than 30 years. Excellent original interior trim.
1958 Jaguar MK1 Saloon 2.4 litre manual in its factory original paint colour of Imperial Maroon with Maroon interior trim. Barn find, original Dutch delivered car, only 25.800 kilometres.
Matching numbers, on Dutch EU registration, comes with a Heritage Certificate.
This Jaguar MK1 was produced on the 28th of November 1958 and dispatched on the 22nd of December 1958 to Lagerwij’s, The Hague, Holland who sold it to its first owner. This car was factory fitted with steel wheels and rear spats. After only 25.800 kilometres of driving, this car was stored in a barn where it stayed for more than 30 years.
Now in barn-find condition with the original interior trim, including headlining, in perfect original and unmarked condition. The car needs restoration work to the lower parts of the body. An extra body shell is included, see last picture, to make this easier.
The Jaguar MK1, a British sports saloon car was produced between 1955 en 1959. In contemporary company documentation it was referred to as the Jaguar 2.4 litre and the Jaguar 3.4 litre. The MK1 was initially offered with a 2.4 litre version of the XK120’s twin-cam six-cylinder engine, first rated at 112 bhp by the factory at the launch in 1955. From February 1957, a larger 3.4 litre version of this engine was introduced boosting the performance to a healthy and sporty 210 bhp. Also wire wheels became available and the 3.4 had a larger front grille for better cooling and a stronger rear axle. Typical factory options were, amongst others, a 3-speed Borg-Warner automatic transmission, overdrive on the manual transmission and the very desirable Dunlop disc brakes for all 4 wheels. In total 19.992 of the 2.4 and 17.405 of the 3.4 versions were produced.
British magazine The Motor tested a 3.4 litre automatic Mark 1 in 1957 and recorded a top speed of 119.8 mph (192.8 km/h) and acceleration from 0-60 mph in 11.2 seconds. A fuel consumption of 21.1 miles per imperial gallon (13.4 liter / 100 km) was recorded. Testing a manual overdrive version of the 3.4 litre manual in 1958 resulted in a similar top speed with acceleration from 0-60 mph in 9.1 seconds.
Jaguar Mark1 3.4 litre saloons competed successfully in many rallies, touring car and saloon car races, notable drivers including Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Tommy Sopwith and Roy Salvadori.
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