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1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead Coupé (3½ Litre)

Sale price: £43,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 12.11.2015

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: Mk. V Drophead Coupé (3½ Litre)
Year: 1951
Type: Sports/Convertible
Mileage: 23,232
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead Coupé (3½ Litre) for sale

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  • 1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead Coupé (3½ Litre)
  • 1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead Coupé (3½ Litre)
  • 1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead Coupé (3½ Litre)
  • 1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead Coupé (3½ Litre)
  • 1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead Coupé (3½ Litre)
  • 1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead Coupé (3½ Litre)

For sale by auction on Saturday 28 November 2015 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Jaguar Mk. V was introduced at the 1948 London Motor Show. br/>sharing a stand with the new Jaguar XK120. Sales of the Mk. V soon
outstripped that of the XK120. It retained the overhead valve. br/>pushrod engine in 2½ litre and 3½ litre formats and produced a
claimed 104bhp whilst the larger 3½ litre unit had a boosted power
output of 126bhp. The chassis was a new design with double
wishbones and torsion bar independent front suspension. The car
also had hydraulic brakes and an all-pressed steel body. The
styling carried forward design ideas from the pre-war SS Jaguar
with the upright radiator grill and the leaping Jaguar mascot as an
option. Jaguar claimed a top speed of 90. 7mph; however. Norman
Dewis. Jaguar's test driver and engineer at the time. verified that
he had once achieved 90mph but the thrill of the moment did not
encourage a repeat of the feat.

This matching numbers. righthand drive 1951 Jaguar Mk. V Drophead
Coupé was supplied new for personal export by Henlys Limited. br/>London and believed to have been shipped to the USA. The car was
purchased by Mr Jack Yellen in July 1974 from an advert in the
Buffalo Evening News which was placed by Bill Allen of
Williamsville. New York. It was Mr. Yellen's intention to carry out
a restoration on the car; however this did not happen and he put
the car into a collector's car auction in 1981. The next owner was
a Mr. James Price who. between 1991 and 1992. had the car restored
at a cost of over $33. 00. choosing to keep the original colour of
suede green with a suede green leather interior. The car was then
imported to the UK by the fourth known owner in 2007 who has kept
the Mk. V fully maintained and serviced including a brake overhaul. br/>fitting a cartridge oil filter system and replacing the petrol pump
with an electronic unit for reliability. Finished in the original
colour scheme. this elegant example is supplied with a V5C
registration document. a Jaguar Heritage certificate and a file
containing the history from 1974 together with the invoices for the
1991/92 restoration. This is a very impressive car which would
grace any collection but is also a pleasure to use and
drive. 

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