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1959 Jaguar MK IX 3.8 Auto LHD
This is probably the best unrestored, totally original MK IX in the world with just 2 owners and 13,000 miles from new, and is the subject of a four page feature by respected Jaguar author and journalist Jim Patten in the latest issue of Jaguar World, entitled
Final Orders. To download a copy of the feature please click here.
Delivered directly from the factory to the first owner Sir Julian Gascoyne (1959-63), the Governor of Bermuda, who used it for public duties and also as his private car. Hence its low mileage. Black with Red Interior with sliding sunroof, complete and unused tool kits in both doors, the car's paintwork appears original with only localised traces of repaint. Similarly there is just slight wear on the driver's seat, but the rest of the interior is virtually as new. The car has just been serviced, with a brand new bespoke s/s exhaust fitted and it has a new MOT.
An unrepeatable opportunity for the Jaguar collector. We understand that the previous owner paid £65K for this car from a well-known Jaguar specialist, but we can offer the car for considerably less than that. Please call for price.
Jaguar MK IX A completely original 3.8 litre Saloon, LHD
Body Colour: Black.
Trim Colour: Red Hide / Red Carpets.
Mileage: 13,000 from new.
Engine: Original 3781 cc D.O.H.C. 220 b.h.p. straight 6.
Gearbox: 3 speed Borg Warner Auto with column shifter.
Brakes: Standard Mk 9 front and rear discs.
Wheels and Tyres: Standard Mk 9.
Steering: Standard Power Assisted Steering.
Sliding steel sun roof.
Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate
Date of Manufacture: 9th June 1959
Original Distributor: Masters, Hamilton, Bermuda
First Owner: Mr J Simon*
Original Reg: UKV 495 (now 447 UXW)
*For reasons of privacy and security cars Jaguar is said to have observed a protocol for cars supplied to the Royal Family, Embassies and Consulates in which the first owner, as cited in the Works Records, was often not the person for whom the car was destined. Sir Julian Gascoyne was the Governor of Bermuda from 1959-63 and used the car for private and public duties. However the car was registered in the name of Joseph Simons, who most likely was one of the Governor's staff members. Later in life Mr Simons retired to Halifax, Nova Scotia and on his death his son sold the car to the current owner.