1959 JAGUAR MK IX SALOON. Chassis #790823BW; Engine #NC3363-8. (Stock #3895.) The MK IX saloon was Jaguar’s top-of- the-line luxury sedan in the late ‘50’s and early ‘60’s. A most elegant car inside and out, the car featured inviting leather seats reminiscent of the finest private clubs, polished walnut woodwork throughout the cabin with facia and door trim as well as folding beverage trays to the rear compartment and a locking document case along with a clock between the two trays for the rear seat passengers. The car was offered with an automatic transmission and power steering as well as—most unusual at the time—4-wheel power disc brakes. A metal sliding sunroof was standard to the front seat as were opening vent windows to both front and rear compartments. Our car was ordered new from Jaguar Cars in New York to be collected at the Browns Lane factory in England by its soon-to- be-owner, Dr. Raymond Schlosser of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Dr Schlosser ordered the car in a very subtle duo-tone paint combination of Cornish Grey and Mist Grey with grey leather and carpets and with left-hand drive since he was bringing the car back to the USA. His family spent the summer of 1959 touring Europe in the car and preserved all of the road maps, border passes, etc. which are still present with the car along with Royal Automobile Club membership cards and tags, an RAC Foreign Touring Service booklet, a Federation International de l’automobile card, etc. The car returned to the USA with the Schlossers on the recently launched transatlantic luxury ocean liner, The SS France, and, once ensconced in the garage where it would spend the next half century, the car would be seen present at many Pennsylvania equestrian events since Dr. Schlosser was an active member of The Pickering Hunt and an avid equestrian. Dr. Schlosser passed away at the age of 91 in during the summer of 2017 and we purchased the car from his estate. It is 100% original including paint, leather and walnut woodwork and is accompanied by original owner’s manuals, tools, delivery papers, and fascinating records from the Jaguar’s original delivery and tour of Europe. We brought the car into our shop where we fully serviced it as well as having the complete fuel system cleaned, including both fuel tanks, rebuilding the original carburetors, rebuilding the entire braking system, etc. All of those records are also now part of the car’s completely documented provenance and an accompanying Jaguar –Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate confirms every detail of this Jaguar’s production. The original “Radiomobile” radio still works well as do all gauges, lamps and accessories. Both front and rear clocks keep perfect time and the car actually feels as if it has transported its passengers back 60 years to a very different type of relaxed motoring. This completely numbers-matching luxury automobile now drives just as it was meant to do when new and is now ready for the next chapter of its most interesting life, having been amazingly preserved while covering 41,764 miles since its “Personal Export Delivery” on April 17, 1959. Certainly a one-of- a-kind car ready for touring and/or showing, a “Preservation Class” contender at any Concours d’Elegance.