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1950 Jaguar Mark V Lavendar Grey Manual

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1950 Jaguar Mark V -- Description:

This particular 1951 Jaguar Mark V saloon, chassis number 627989, is powered by the popular 3.5 liter inline-6 cylinder engine. The car comes with detailed service and records dating all the way back to 1959. According to the included Heritage Certificate this Mark V was built on May 3, 1950 and delivered to Hoffman Motors in New York. It was originally finished in Lavender Grey with a Suede Green interior. While records for the first few years of the cars... life appear to be absent, included records begin in 1959 at which time the car was owned by a Mr. Charles Lewis of Essington, Pennsylvania. Mr. Lewis kept very detailed records of his ownership and even has copies of his communications with Jaguar Cars of North America, expressing his displeasure at the difficulty in getting replacement parts for the car. The next records indicate the car was owned by a Mr. Herbert Watkins of Geigertown, Pennsylvania in the early 1960’s. It appears the car was then sold to a Mr. JJ Connor of Atco, New Jersey in approximately 1974. It should be noted that there are correspondence for 1974 between Mr. Connor and a Block Repair facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma which reference there being a crack in the block of the car. It also appears that the current engine block fitted to the car is Z2869, rather than T9709 which is indicated on the data tag and heritage certificate. From the included records its appears that during the early 1990’s Mr. Connor took the restoration and refreshing of this Mark V upon himself and there are some included photos of the car during this time. The car was under his name until 2000 when Mr. Connor unfortunately passed away leaving the car to his nieces. The car sat, largely unused until 2008 when a Mr. Leroy Shiftlet who is located in Lyndhurst, Virginia purchased it from Mr. Connors neice. Under Mr. Shiftlets ownership, the car was brought into a properly drivable state after having sat. Records indicate sorting of the charging system, the fuel system, braking system sorting, adjusting of the suspension, and many other things, all in a thorough attempt to bring the car back to a roadworthy condition after its brief period of sitting. It was then purchased by the current owner in early 2016 who put new radial tires on the car as well as airbag assist and drove the car sparingly in good weather. The service records included with this car are thorough and encompass most of the cars ownership and the car truly comes across as well taken care of today. It is ready to be driven, shown, or even to take upon light touring duty. Included with the car are extensive service documentation, factory books, and the fold out tool kit located in the trunk. Paint & BodyThe car was restored fairly long ago and was redone in the current colors it wears today. The paint is in good condition for the age with a smooth consistent finish. There a few minor knicks and chipping in high wear areas that have for the most part been touched up.The areas of note include a small section of cracking present on the lower edge of the drivers door, some very small areas of minor bubbling near the vents in the front, minor cracking on the top of the door lines where they meet the windows and some slightly larger knicks in the pain that have since been touched up. The body is in good condition with no signs of any real issues.Glass & TrimAll the glass on the car is clean and free of any scuffing or chipping although there is some minor delaminating occurring in a few areas. The glass appears for the most part to be correct, displaying the proper markings. Rubber trim is supple and free of drying and cracking. All the brightwork on the car shines brightly and is in fantastic condition with little to no signs of pitting or aging. WheelsAll 4 wheels are in clean and respectable condition with the painted surfaces being absent of any major chipping and the chrome centers and trim rings bright and shiny. Notable FlawsThere are a few small knicks in the paint at various points on the car that have since been touched up. They are are not overly noticeable and certainly don’t warrant any further attention. There is a section of paint on the edge of the drivers door that has cracked. Seats and SurfacesThe seats dooryards and carpets are currently finished in red, complementing the exterior of the car fantastically. The seats are in great shape, with only minimal creasing on the edges and no real issues except for a minor pull in the fabric on the drivers seat. The carpets are clean and largely free of any staining or wear. The headliner is tight and free of any staining. All wooden surfaces are in good condition with some wear around the pull out ash tray and glove box areas. The steering wheel finish has some slight discoloration and there is minor cracking in the finish on the connection points of spokes.Functionality & AccessoriesMost of the controls are in good shape with only minor signs of wear. The headlights, both low and high beams function as they should as do the turn signals. The central light under the dash illuminates but the two accompanying lights do not. The horn also does not appear to function. Notable FlawsThe pullout ashtray wood is worn around the edges and missing the pull. The is a small pull towards the rear seating surface of the drivers seat. Engine BayThe engine bay displays as an older restoration would. Painted surfaces are fairly clean with minor signs of wear and usage. There is some oily road dirt towards the bottom of the engine bay on the chassis rails. The data tags appear original. All hoses, wires and cables appear in good condition with no fraying or overly worn pieces. There is no evidence of any major leaks or malfunctions.Trunk AreaOverall the trunk is in good condition. The painted surfaces are smooth and consistent with minor signs of wear. The trunk opens and closes with ease. There are some chips in the paint around the edges of the trunk, more than likely from it closing a bit too hard. The fold out tool kit is present, in good condition and largely intact with only a few pieces absent.EngineThe engine block appears to have been replaced at some point in the cars life. This car has been well maintained mechanically and is shows in the strength of the motor. There are no flat spots or stumbles in the acceleration and the engine feels strong and healthy. It idles smoothly and maintains good temperature during our brief time driving it. TransmissionThe fitted transmission is the correct Moss 4-speed type. The transmission gear selector moves freely and engages each gear well. The clutch is light and direct. Shifts need to be slow and deliberate, much like all of these older gear boxes. Brakes & SuspensionThe brakes feel adequate and are free of chatter or noises. The suspension feels compliant and there are no noises or issues to note.TiresThe tires are in good condition with no cracking or dry rot and plenty of tread life left on them.This is the type of car that is perfect for leisurely drives to your favorite lunch spot on sunny days. It looks absolutely stunning gliding down the road and feels almost as smooth behind the wheel


Item location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Model:Mark V
Interior color:Red
Drive type:Saloon
Vehicle Title:Clear