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Jaguar MK IV 1 Litre '48

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Reference CH0194
Make Jaguar
Model MK IV 1 Litre '48
Type berline
Construction year 1948
KM 08461
Cilinder displacement 1773
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
  • Formerly fully restored
  • Already a long time with current owner
  • In good condition and ready to drive

The Jaguar Mark IV is a more recently developed name now commonly used for a range of automobiles built from 1945 to 1949. This range was a return to production, without the brand name S.S., of the SS Jaguar 1½ litre, 2½ litre and 3½ litre models produced by SS Cars (Jaguar didn't exist yet) from 1935 to 1940. Mark IV is a name now applied in retrospect to separate this model from the succeeding Mark V range.

Before the Second World War the name Jaguar was the model name given to the complete range of cars built by SS Cars Ltd. The saloons were titled SS Jaguar 1½ litre, 2½ litre or 3½ litre. The two-seater sports car was titled the SS Jaguar 100 2½ litre or 3½ litre.

In March 1945 the name SS Cars Ltd was changed to Jaguar Cars Ltd.

All the cars were built on a separate chassis frame with suspension by semi-elliptic leaf springs on rigid axles front and rear.

Specifications

  • Bodywork
  • Length: cm (in): 439 ( 173)
  • Width: cm (in): 166 (65.5)
  • Height: cm (in): 152 (60)
  • Wheelbase: cm (in): 286 (112.5)
  • Weight: kg (lb): 1270 (2800)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement: straight four 1776 cc (107.9), front-mounted
  • Valve gear: 8
  • Fuel system: 2 SU carbs
  • Gearbox: 4-speed manual
  • Driven wheels: rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power: 65 hp at 4500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 125 Nm at 2000 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 1380 km/h (81 mph)
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