Last updated on July 20, 2021
Todays car is a 1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3.5L 3 position Drophead Coupe that is finished in a light cream and cream combination with a dark sand soft top. I saw this car at the British Car Show at the Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) in El Segundo, CA. It is owned by Richard Tupper. The three-position drophead giving occupants the choice of open, closed or coupé de ville motoring. (see last photo) It is powered by a 212.7 cu in. 3.5 liter in line 6 cylinder engine, with 2 1 bbl carburetors producing 125 hp. It transfers that power through a 4 speed manual transmission. to an estimated speed of 95 mph. Delivering that power to the rear wheels through hypoid bevel rear axle that allowed the floor to be lowered by two inches. The painted 18″ wire wheels are secured with knock-off spinners. It has Burman worm-and-nut steering, solid beam front axle, live rear axle ride on semi-elliptical leaf springs and lever-arm hydraulic shock absorbers at all four corners. Braking is handled by Girling mechanical rod-actuated drums. Other equipment consists of lighted trafficators located behind each door. This one of only 184 right-hand drive Drophead coupés built. There were only 376 built for the export market left-hand drive. The original 1948 MSRP was $4,745.00. This is a beautiful original car.
Thanks for riding along. Frank