1952 Jaguar Mark VII

Today’s car is a 1952 Jaguar Mark VII owned by Jim Baldwin. It is a project that started in October 2017 and is progressing along nicely. It is finished in a two tone combination of Prowler Flame Orange and White with a interior that is still To Be Determined (TBD). I saw this car at The Queen’s English all British Car Show in Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA. It is powered by 2006 4QL (LS) from a GMC Serria that has a 364 cu in, 6.0 liter V8, with fuel injection, producing around 330 hp. Transferring that power to the rear wheels through 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission. Helping slow this baby down are hydraulic Corvette disc brakes all around. The suspension is from a 1984 Corvette, in the front is independent with coil springs and in the rear is independent with a transverse semi-elliptical spring.

The original 1952 MSRP was $4,170.00. The total number of Jaguars Mark VII’s produced was 20,908 over the production lifespan of 1950 to 1956 and 3,349 were produce in 1952. This car is a great example of what you can do with a car that is beyond restoration and just want to have some fun. It is a fun cruiser that will do well at car shows, Cars and Coffee events or just cruising to the local ice cream shop. Thanks for riding along. Frank

Check out the exhaust exiting through the rear fenders!
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