29th Nov, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

Lot 97

1947 Jaguar 3.5 Litre MkIV Saloon

Estimated at £45,000 - £55,000

Lot details

Registration No: OAS 724
Chassis No: 610837
MOT: Exempt

  • Recently subject to c.£30,000 of expenditure with CMC of Bridgnorth
  • Accompanied by its Heritage Certificate, confirming matching chassis and engine numbers
  • Finished in two-tone Black & Maroon with Bordeaux Red leather
  • Benefiting from a professionally fitted 5-speed gearbox with the original factory gearbox included

The Jaguar MkIV was Jaguar’s first car following World War II and was produced between 1945 and 1948. Manufactured using a 120” separate chassis featuring beam front and live rear axle suspension on semi-elliptic springs and Girling mechanical brakes, it was offered with three engine variants; four-cylinder 1½ Litre, or six-cylinder 2½ / 3½ Litres coupled to a four-speed manual gearbox. The stylish all-steel coachwork was available in four-door saloon or drophead coupe configurations featuring the kind of luxurious interior typically associated with the Jaguar. In addition, it featured distinguishing chrome headlamps and a prominent chrome radiator grille. Very few of these magnificent Jaguars were built for the right-hand markets as steel was being rationed for goods for export.

This desirable 3½-litre, right-hand drive saloon was supplied on 17th February, 1947, by official Jaguar dealer, Henlys of London, to a Mr E. Paxman. Originally finished in Birch Grey. Mr Paxman subsequently exported his beloved Jaguar to the US state of Kentucky where it resided until being repatriated to the UK in August of 2002. The Jaguar is accompanied by its Heritage Certificate confirming matching chassis and engine numbers.

With previous ownership for some 16 years (until September 2021), it has enjoyed regular maintenance, care and dry storage. In early 2021 ‘OAS 724’ was subject to a bare-metal repaint costing some £5,000 and is now elegantly presented in gleaming Black over Jaguar Maroon with a Bordeaux Red leather interior. Recently subject to c.£30,000 of expenditure with CMC of Bridgnorth, with photographs from CMC on file. The works included fitting the correct exhaust system; tidying of electrics, engine fettling and cleaning; a carburettor service and set-up and balance; the fitting of E10 compatible components relating to the carburettors and fuel-related gaskets; fit a sediment trap system; flush and refill coolant system; replace all hose clamps; refurbish and adjust the steering box; re-tension the suspension springs. Additional work included a professionally fitted 5-speed gearbox conversion making ‘OAS 724’ more suited to modern traffic and road conditions, with the original factory gearbox and propshaft included in the sale.

Accompanied by its Heritage Certificate, the V5C, there is also a history file containing an assortment of documents, a collection of old MOT paperwork, invoices and the original gearbox, should a new owner wish to return it to standard. In our opinion, this could be one of the nicest MkIVs we have seen, and we highly recommend any interested parties view ‘OAS 724’ to satisfy themselves as to its quality.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 29th Nov, 2023

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