1948 Jaguar MKIV Drop Head

The Mk IV was Jaguar’s first postwar model, and the three-position Drophead Coupe was the most luxurious, attractive and distinctive. One of the few postwar cars that truly embodies classic elegance, the Mk IV has the distinction of being considered a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America, and examples are therefore eligible for some of the most prestigious and most enjoyable classic car events in the country.

This particular car is not only one of the beautiful Dropheads, it also has the desirable combination of lefthand drive, a four-speed gearbox, and Jaguar’s 3 1/2 liter, 125 horsepower pushrod straight six. Very attractively finished in black with a burgundy interior and blackwall tires mounted on painted wire wheels, it was handsomely restored and every part of the car presents very nicely. The three-position top is black cloth and can either be fully erected, retracted over the front seat like a sedanca, or fully stowed. In typical Jaguar fashion, the interior is lavishly trimmed with soft leather and highly polished wood. In the trunk, meanwhile, a full set of tools can be found. Another typically Jaguar trait was the Mk IV’s fantastic value for money in 1948, and this is something that remains with the Mk IV today, with this car serving as a perfect example.

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