JAGUAR MK V DROPHEAD COUPE, PRISTINE CONDITION For Sale (1951)
The Jaguar MK V actually was an interim model in between the SS type of Jaguar and the MK VII. The MK V was introduced just after the war, every manufacturer, including Jaguar, was keen to produce exciting new models, and the Jaguar management had in mind a new flagship saloon (The MK VII). This however took longer to design and produce than they would have liked, and did not finally appear until 1950. The interim model, the MKV had an entirely new body, new interior as well as more luxurious items such as full leather interior.
In those days, the Jaguar MK V was delivered both as 4 door Saloon and Drophead Coupe model.
The MK V was as mentioned above available with a 2.5 and a 3.5 litre 6 cylinder engines which produces 104 or 125 horsepower. This seems as a slight difference but one feels that the 3.5 litre engine is much stronger.
The MKV was launched together with the XK120 but the MK V quickly sold out the XK120 by roughly 5.000 cars per year as compared to 2.000 cars per year for the XK120. But most of the MKV cars were Saloons. Only 972 MKV’s Drophead Coupe’s are made. So it is a very scarce model and has become a real collectors item.
We have had once more a Jaguar MK V Drophead Coupe which we thought was the nicest in the world. That car was restored in the Netherlands by a company called Noble House. The restoration had costed over € 300.000,- euro’s which was a lot of money in comparison with the value of the car.
But restoring a MKV on a top level cost a serious amount of money. It is one of the most difficult cars to restore but if it is finished, it is amazing.
This 3.5 litre MKV has been restored via a Dutch company in New Zeeland. Not because the quality in New Zeeland is better but a labour hour is costing the halve of the price as in Holland. So the money for the restoration which is spend on this car is actually the same as in Holland but the hours which are invested in the car are doubled.
The result is therefore absolutely amazing. The car is in a superb condition.
Everything has been taken to pieces and every part has been restored. It is amazing.
Actually it is a car which drives very well but we can imagine that there will be people who take a chair next to the car, to switch on some nice music and to look at the linings of the car. You will need at least 1 full day to see how special this car is made and how well it is restored. You will then also understand why a restoration of such a car has to be extremely expensive.
The concours condition becomes clear if one looks at the body. The body is extremely straight. Furthermore the door fittings are excellent, the chrome is as new and the wooden interior is absolutely amazing. Also the leather is in a pristine condition and one can see that the nicest materials are used.
The engine is showing its correct matching number as is stated on the Jaguar Heritage Certificate which is coming with the car.
So in short: The result of the restoration is a car in an absolute pristine condition. It would be very difficult to find a Jaguar MK V / another classic car in a condition like this Jaguar.
The car comes with a nice file of the restoration including hundreds of restoration pictures.
Please take also a careful look to the tool set in the back of the car. This is complete which is very unique.
For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl. Please feel free to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend.
The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
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