1945→1949 Jaguar Mark IV
Mark IV was the unofficial name for the post-war 2½-Litre and 3½-Litre Jaguars. The cars were nearly identical to their prewar predecessors, but all the S.S. badges were removed.
Auction Sales History
1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3½-Litre Drophead Coupe – sold for $137,500 One of the finest Mark IV Drophead Coupes known. Documented consistent top scores in JCNA judging. Properly restored; complete and correct, down to its tool set. A CCCA Full Classic. Auction Source: 2015 Amelia Island by RM Sotheby’s
1948 Jaguar Mark IV Drop Head Coupe 637053 – sold for $176,000 Featured at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Extensive Restoration Completed in 2007. Longtime California Car. Multiple Award Winner. Beautiful Example of British Postwar Design. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company
1948 Jaguar Mark IV Drophead Coupe C637139 – did not sell for $90,000 According to the car’s accompanying Heritage Certificate, this Jaguar was originally sold through the Hoffman, California Jaguar dealership in 1948. It was finished in black paintwork with beige leather and a sand three-position top. Prior to acquisition by the current owner in 2002, it was given a body-off-frame restoration, with all mechanicals restored and overhauled, new wooden body framing installed, any deteriorated body work replaced and new Connolly leather upholstery fitted. The electrical wiring was also addressed. Auction Source: Amelia Island 2012 by RM Auctions
1947 Jaguar Mk IV Saloon 412587 – sold for $90,750 Finished in grey with an olive green leather interior and black wire wheels, this example has benefited from a show-quality restoration which reportedly cost in excess of $150,000. The fit and finish of the body panels is excellent, as is the deep mirror finish of the chrome and the quality of the underside. The interior exhibits only light wear from the few miles it was carefully driven since completion, and the authentic wood trim is excellent as well. In July of 2011 this Mk IV Saloon won a First in Class at the Lake Forest Antique Auto Show, and it continues to remain in high-point condition today. The original tool kit is approximately 90% complete, and this example also comes with a valuable cache of spares including pistons, fender lights, carburetor and fuel pump pieces, distributor, generator, intake manifold, clutch plate, camshaft, wheel knock-offs and a variety of smaller assorted bits that will aid future repairs. Also included are a full service manual, instruction book and a spare parts book. For added passenger safety, modern seat belts have been installed. The Jaguar Mk IV is truly timeless with its prewar body lines and features seldom seen in the postwar era such as suicide doors and a crank-out windshield. Its next owner will be proud to display it at competitive events, perhaps retire it from the show field to a museum or even add many thousands of miles to the odometer. Simply put, this is unquestionably one of the finest examples in existence. Auction Source: Amelia Island 2012 by RM Auctions
1948 Jaguar 3.5-Liter Mark IV Drophead Coupe – sold for $110,000 This 1948 Mark IV 3.5-liter DHC presents well in Olde English White with a red leather interior and three-position black soft top. In 2007 the Jag was sent to England for two-and-a-half years, where a renowned early Jaguar specialist completed the MK IV’s restoration. The paint and chrome are brilliant as justified by the 99+ point score earned at the JCNA New England concours event. Its owner made several trips to the UK to supervise the progress, but regrettably, he did not live to see the final product. However, his family proudly carried through with his intention to show the car stateside, but it is now time to pass it along. Featured are correct and attractive disc wheels as well as a complete tool set. Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM
1948 Jaguar Mk IV Saloon 611638 – sold for €44,766 The current owner purchased this Mark IV in 1985 from the previous long-term owner. Although the car was complete, it required full restoration. The total two-year refurbishment was carried out by Garage Renou Auto of Neuchatel, Switzerland at a considerable expense of 120,000 CHF. As confirmed by recent inspection, the results remain excellent. Elegantly finished in Midnight Blue with red leather upholstery, the car presents very well, and its restoration has held up nicely. Following restoration, it was first registered in 1996 and has passed every technical inspection since. Auction Source: 2011 Salon Privé Auction by RM
1948 Jaguar Mark IV Drophead Coupe 637237 – sold for $137,500 This left-hand drive, U.S.-delivery Mark IV DHC was originally sold in California and remains in near concours-quality condition, having benefited from a restoration that was completed in 2000. Visually stunning in burgundy and black, this Mark IV is accented by a black three-position top with landau irons, chrome wire wheels, whitewall tires, brilliant interior woodwork and more. Desirable period features included “flip up” trafficators and rare Lucas road lamps, as well as a complete tool kit mounted within the boot lid. Offered today with very little road use since restoration, this CCCA Full Classic Mark IV DHC is simply superb. Auction Source: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by RM Auctions
1948 Jaguar Mark IV Drophead Coupe – sold for $110,000 This left-hand drive Mark IV DHC received a stunning restoration by Arizona’s Barry Briskman, with expert maintenance since it was completed. In testament to its high quality, the Mark IV was awarded First Place, Primary Division at the Spring Grand Classic Concours in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2009. Beautifully finished in Deep Red with Burgundy fenders, the Mark IV is accented by chrome wire wheels, fog lamps, a black cloth top, and a tan interior with the seats and door panels smartly piped in red. Both the engine bay and interior are presented in show-quality condition, including a restored original Lucas battery. Offered today with very little road use since restoration, this CCCA Full Classic Mark IV DHC is detailed to perfection and complete with an impressive tool tray. Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
1948 Jaguar Mk IV Drophead Coupe – sold for $159,500 Only 5% of 11,952 Mark IVs were drop-head coupes, and in retrospect, the MK IV seems an obvious choice for a CCCA Full Classic, as the design hadn’t changed in 10 years.
Jaguar collectors Gerald and Kathy Nell bought this car from John Kimberly in New York in 1989. It was completely restored in 1983, with all new wood inside, as well as a fresh repaint in crimson with black fenders. The Nells showed it energetically between 1989 and 1992. At 11 JCNA shows, the Chicago International Concours and Meadow Brook Concours, it scored between 98.70 and 99.6 points. The odometer indicates 10,211 miles. Exceedingly rare, it is one of only 376 3.5-liter Mark IV Drophead Coupes with a three-position top. Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey