19th Jun, 2024 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
  Lot 27
 

1955 Jaguar MkVII M

Sold for £6,525

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: 7 CVX
Chassis No: 726324DN
MOT: Exempt

  • A later M version of the MkVII featuring manual transmission with overdrive
  • Current ownership since 2011
  • An ideal candidate for restoration
  • Supplied new by Henleys of London
  • Still retaining its Essex county council registration number

The MkVII Jaguar was launched at the 1950 London Motor Show. A big, confident-looking four-door sports Saloon, it was a clever blend of old and new. Old, was the chassis, which was borrowed from the outgoing MkV model. New, was the streamlined body featuring fully integrated headlights, removable rear-wheel spats and a two-piece, V-shaped windscreen. Gone too was the MkV's pre-war engine and in its place came a 160bhp 3.4-litre version of Jaguar's stunning new DOHC XK straight-six unit. Manufactured from 1954-1956, the MkVII M boasted a further 30bhp and a top speed of almost 105mph. The newcomer was most easily distinguished by the chrome intake grilles beneath the headlights.

Supplied new by Henleys of London and still retaining its Essex county council registration number, this later M version and built in 1955 and possesses manual transmission with overdrive and is a running and driving example that appears to be unrestored and very original. Now requiring some level of restoration, perhaps in the form of an eligible St Mary's Trophy Goodwood Revival race car or the likes of competing in the Mille Miglia? With Black paintwork and a Red leather interior, ‘7 CVX’ has been in current ownership since 2011 and in previous ownership from 1991 to 2011. It is being offered with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate along with the original handbook, copies of Jaguar articles, old MOT certificates, an old logbook plus a current V5C Registration Document.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 19th Jun, 2024

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