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We are pleased to offer this excellent driving, very correct original RHD Home Market Jaguar MKV onto the market having previously supplied the car to one of our regular customers. The Jaguar has proven a delight to own, has proven faultless and completely reliable on the road having had a major programme of refurbishment work carried out in more recent years. This strong, honest and smartly presented example was manufactured on the 21st December 1950, dispatched on the 19th January 1951 from Henlys Limited, London and supplied new through Personal Export Delivery.
This is a lovely, older restoration that in late 2015/early 2016 was treated to in the region of £20,000 worth of expenditure and in 2019, a further £15,000 in detailed work that has taken the Jaguar to an exceptional standard. In 2015/2106 the Jaguar was treated to a brake overhaul to include new wheel cylinder cup seals and re-lined brake shoes, a new exhaust system at the cost of almost £1000 alone was fitted and the manifolds sent to specialists for re-conditioning, ball joint boots were replaced, as were track rod rubbers and the steering box subject of re-conditioning work. Further expenditure included replacing aged heater hoses, radiator hoses, the radiator cap seals, fuel pipes and the sump gasket and rocker cover gaskets were replaced curing oil leaks. Aged tyres were replaced with recommended replacements from Longstone Tyres at the cost of almost £1000 and the washer pump and door lock and handle replaced.
Having had a programme of mechanical work carried out, the Jaguar was stripped down with the removal of bright work and windscreen. All wheels were removed, and inner arches and wings checked, the underside was fully cleaned off, checked over and the chassis found to be very strong. Paint was removed from the vehicle and areas with micro-blistering were taken down to bare metal. Any corrosion found on the body was removed and the car then fully prepared ahead of a full re-paint. The Jaguar MKV was fully re-painted to a high standard and the car re-fitted with brand new wing piping. The underside was treated to waxoyling and the engine bay detailed. The door shut areas were also prepared and painted, as was the boot area and wheels. Detail work included painting the chrome hub caps correctly, preparing and re-painting the wheels and Framptons supplied correct sized white digit number plates.
In 2019, the aged Cream hood was removed and a brand new mohair hood made in the cars original hood colour (French Grey). All woodwork was removed from the car, treated to re-varnishing and polishing, then carefully re-fitted to the car. Since being owned by one of our fastidious customers on the South Coast, further detailing and cosmetic improvements include sourcing a correct jack, renewing jacking point bungs, fitting new pedal pads, various new chrome fittings and fixtures around the body and re-chroming carried out to the front bumper and number plate plinth, headlamp finishers, rear light clusters and interior dash ash-tray. The recent owner has also managed to source a model of the car commissioned several years ago that displays the registration mark 425 XUF.
As result of the above work, this stunning Jaguar MKV now presents superbly on the body with an exceptional paint finish and lovely straight panels with very good gaps. The frame work has all been checked and we can confirm the car is structurally excellent. The chrome work is of an excellent standard and the Jaguar stands correct and has a large, imposing and very impressive look. The interior has nicely aged with good quality carpets, smart, clean upholstery that has recently had renovation work and the woodwork is exceptional after the recent works. All dashboard gauges work correctly and many original items such as the steering wheel are in place and in lovely order. The MKV is a true delight to drive with the lovely strong 3.5 litre engine holding excellent oil pressure. The gearbox is a superb to use and brakes, steering and suspension are all sharp ensuring the driving experience is first class in every respect. The wonderful MKV cruises gracefully with first class performance, luxury and character. The MKV comes with an exceptional history file with a mass of correspondence dating back to the early 1970's and confirms details of a major restoration in 1991/1992 with invoices present detailing thousands of pounds worth of expenditure.