Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1949 Jaguar MKV 3.5 Saloon

At the 1948 Motor Show Jaguar unveiled both the MKV and XK120 models, the first post war Jaguar designs. The MKV was available with either 2.5 litre or 3.5 litre engines with the smaller capacity engine being the 'entry' level model.

KKH 609 was first registered on the 27th June 1949 and was sold to a Doctor in Hull. According to the original brown ‘buff' logbook the Doctor moved to Whitby in 1956 and sold the car in 1959 to a Company registered near Driffield. In 1963 the Jaguar made the short journey to Beverley, East Yorkshire before spending some time in Lancashire before returning to Hull. MOT certificates dating back as far as 1963 are with the vehicle and from the paperwork, we know the Jaguar had covered 70,000 miles by 1963 and was the subject of a major restoration in late 1970's, early 1980's. We have very little history from the 1980's but further expenditure is documented throughout the 1990's with the long term East Yorkshire owner. It would appear the Jaguar had very little use during the 1980's and MOT records start again from 1994 with 78,839 miles.

In 2007 the Jaguar left the Hull area and was purchased by one of our customers in Tyne and Wear. Since 2007 the vehicle has been significantly improved and invoices for over £8,000 are with the car detailing a full engine rebuild to include crankshaft re-grind, new main and big eng bearings and new re-conditioned cylinder head. Further work includes re-conditioning the radiator, new stainless steel exhaust system made to order, new double fuel pump and considerable cosmetic improvements to include some re-chroming. Over the past four years the Jaguar has covered several thousand miles.

The Jaguar presents beautifully with lovely Old English White over deep Red paint and bright chrome work. The upholstery is stunning with original red leather seats, excellent carpets, headlining and fabulous woodwork. The engine bay is nicely presented and many hours of detailing have gone into this impressive car.  On the road the Jaguar is outstanding as you would expect. The engine holds excellent oil pressure and performance is impressive. The MOSS gearbox is nice to use and the car cruises wonderfully at 60-70mph.

Price: £SOLD