The history of the Jaguar MK IV

Built in 1948, this very special car spent most of its life on the other side of the Atlantic, in New York where it belonged to the president of the cosmetics company Estee Lauder Inc. It is in concours condition and is capable of participate in various elegance competitions or exhibitions.

In 1998 Robert J. Barnes (President of Estee Lauder) sold this Jaguar which was shipped to the Netherlands.

An important file accompanies it including the Jaguar Heritage, photos, notes, original documents, maintenance invoices…

In 1998, the soft top was completely renovated (black exterior and beige velvet interior lining).

The gearbox has recently been overhauled, the chrome and two-tone paint are in excellent condition. The interior is completely black, the dashboard and door panels are in walnut, the fenders are painted in glossy black varnish and the rest in aubergine purple.

The 6-cylinder engine runs perfectly, it has a capacity of 3485 cc, its power is 126 hp at 4250 rpm, which gives it a top speed of around 145 km/h.

It is equipped with large drum brakes, its tool kit and its spare wheel.

The Jaguar MK IV 3.5 liter DHC was sold before World War II as the SS 3.5 liter DHC.

Under this name, the car was built from 1937 to 1940, after the Second World War William Lyons’ Swallow Sidecar Company (SS for short) produced these cars under the name Jaguar 3.5 liter DHC until 1948 for a total production of 5,424.