1959 Jaguar MK1.
-The Jaguar MKI and MKII models are among those few as they are sports cars for the family man who demands style and performance in one attractive package.
-The 1959 Jaguar MKI featured here is one of those rare birds. Utmost modern when introduced, it’s equipped with power steering and new-for-1959 4-wheel disc brakes, a sensation at the time when even the contemporary Mercedes 300SL and Porsche 356 had drums on all four corners.
-Built for cold and rainy England, Jaguar’s long-stoke inline six cylinders are prone to overheating when driven in hot climates, more so in stop-and-go traffic.
-This British feline has received an American heart. A Chevrolet small block, topped off by a new Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and mated to a GM 350 transmission makes for a bulletproof combination. The engine is healthy as the proverbial ox, starts on the button, and runs smoothly without any oil leaks or ill behavior to report.
-Jaguar’s body is straight and healthy and looks just “right” with the factory steel wheels and dog-dish style hub caps.
-Front tires are very good, rear tires are brand new.
-The silvermetallic paint is older and quite presentable. Aside from a heat bubble on the bonnet and some isolated spots on one of the doors and near the rear bumper, there’s nothing that destracts from its beautiful appearance.
-Interior has been reupholstered in gray velours.
-Check out the bottom of the door: no rust!