1959 Jaguar Mk IX Saloon Chassis no. 790823BW Engine no. NC3363-8 3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine Dual SU Carburetors 220bhp at 5,500rpm 3-Speed Automatic Transmission Independent front and Semi-Elliptic Leaf Spring Rear Suspension 4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Dunlop Disc Brakes *One owner from new *Originally collected through 'Personal Export Delivery' *Numbers matching example *Accompanied by its Heritage Certificate, original books, tools, manuals, and awards and trophies THE JAGUAR MARK IX In 1948, Jaguar Cars, Limited introduced the Mark V, a large, elegant four-door sedan featuring a new chassis with independent double wishbone front suspension, a setup Jaguar would use for many successive cars. While the Mark V was debuted alongside the XK120 at the 1948 London Motor Show, the Mark V utilized the pre-war pushrod inline six in lieu of the new XK engine. In 1951, the Mark VII replaced the Mark V and was the first sedan to utilize the venerable and race-proven DOHC inline-6 XK engine. The notable omission of a 'Mark VI' model was to avoid confusion with the contemporary Bentley Mark VI. With each new model, improvements were made to the styling and appointments along with technical improvements, culminating in the Mark IX. Introduced in 1959, the Mark IX was the final evolution of the chassis and styling introduced with the Mark V. The 'Mark Nine' featured a 220 horsepower, 3.8-liter version of the XK engine and was the first production Jaguar to feature four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes. Because of its well-appointed interior and elegant styling along with its powerful XK engine and strong brakes, the Mark IX was respected and popular among dignitaries and driving enthusiasts alike, a great combination of luxury and performance. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED Completed on April 9th, 1959, this Mark IX was soon dispatched to its sole owner eight days later with the temporary U.K. registration UVC 736. Trimmed in the very elegant color scheme of Cornish Grey and Mist Grey over Grey leather, the optional automatic transmission was fitted from new. While ordered new through Jaguar Cars of New York, this car was originally delivered through Personal Export Delivery—allowing the owner to make a European vacation out of delivery of his new car. Royal Automobile membership cards and tags, along with a Federation International de l'Automobile card, an RAC Foreign Touring Service booklet, and English language European road maps indicate that the initially weeks of ownership were highly enjoyable. Following the European adventure, the car would return to the Philadelphia exburbs where it would remain for the rest of its life with its original owner. Currently showing 41,764 miles—a figure that very well may be original—this car presents as a nicely persevered example of Jaguar's top of the line model. This numbers-matching Mark IX comes complete with a jack, original delivery paperwork, and original Radiomobile radio. A Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate accompanies the car. This gorgeous, preserved example of this capable and luxurious saloon is ready to enjoyed by its next owner!