In 1948 Jaguar revealed the Mark V with an all-new chassis that the company claimed was the most rigid in the industry. Along with it came hydraulic Girling brakes, torsion-bar suspension and Burman recirculating-ball steering.
Jaguar retained the 2½-liter and 3½-liter engines from the Mark IV.
The Mark V was offered as a four-door saloon and two-door Drophead Coupe.
1950 Jaguar Mark V 3.5 Drophead Coupe – sold for $88,000 Left-hand drive chassis 674145 was purchased in Paris, reportedly by American diplomat David Scott, who was in France working on the Marshall Plan. Original documents with the car include correspondence with Jaguar’s Sir William Lyons himself, beginning an excellent trail of documentation leading to the present day. The original owner eventually donated it to a museum, where it remained for many years, but during that time, its condition suffered; fortunately, the third and present owner commissioned a complete restoration upon acquisition. It was subsequently further refreshed in the spring of 2013. A complete, desirable tool kit is present. Auction Source: 2013 St. John’s Auction