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Jaguar Mark IV Drop Head Coupe

Production: 1945 - 1949

Production Type: Mass Production

Produced: 664

The Jaguar Markk IV Drop Head Coupe is a post-war model with a convertible roof, produced on 2.5 liter and 3.5 liter engines.

Mark IV Drop Head Coupe

About Jaguar Mark IV Drop Head Coupe

Initially, the model appeared in 1938, called the SS Jaguar Drop Head Coupe, and replaced the SS Jaguar Tourer. In 1940, production was discontinued due to the outbreak of the Second World War.

The restart of the model started only in 1945, and if the pre-war model was made on three types of chassis with different engines, then the production of the post-war DHC model began only with 2.5 Liter and 3.5 Liter engines.

In 1948, the model received an unofficial postscript Mk IV (Mark 4). The new Jaguar Mk V was announced.

In the post-war period, about ~664 Jaguar Mk IV Drop Head Coupe were built: 2.5 liters ~104 (right hand drive - 73, left hand drive - 31), 3.5 liters ~560 (right hand drive - 184, left hand drive - 376).

Jaguar Mark IV Drop Head Coupe Overview

Production of the post-war DHC model began only with 2.5 Liter and 3.5 Liter engines. In post-war cars, many different little things were also changed and added: interior heating and air conditioning, stamped wheels, etc.

Jaguar Mark IV Drop Head Coupe Technical Specification

2.5 Liter: 2663 c.c.; 6 cylinders; Cylinder diameter and piston stroke - 73 × 106 mm; Two S.U. carburetor; 103 HP (~70 kW).
3.5 Liter: 3485 c.c.; 6 cylinders; Cylinder diameter and piston stroke - 82 × 110 mm; Two S.U. carburetor; 125 HP (~93 kW).
Removable cylinder head made of chrome iron, pistons made of aluminum, crankshaft with 7 bearings, light alloy connecting rods. Two SU carburetors, thermostatic pump cooling system, dual exhaust system, forced lubrication system, Lucas signature ignition coil, submersible oil pump.

Gearbox: Mechanical four-speed synchronized gearbox. Gear ratios: 1at - 15.35, 2at - 8.80, 3at - 6.12, top - 4.55.

Frame: High quality reinforced durable frame.

Suspension: Lead plated semi-elliptical leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers.

Electrical equipment: 12 volt Lucas de Luxe kit. P.100 headlights with interior switch, dual foglights, parking lights, electric wipers, reversing light, cigarette lighter, brake lights, turn signal bulbs, dual horn, Clayton interior heater.

Dashboard: Speedometer at 120 mph, water temperature gauge, electric clock, rev gauge, turn signal switch, oil gauge, ammeter, A/C warning light, fuel gauge, ignition warning light.

Brakes: Girling brake kit with signature Millenite drums and four-wheel handbrake.

Body: Five-seater body made of stainless steel in two-tone color.

Jacking: By means of a jacking device.

Finish: Signature "Vaumol". Felt lined floor.

Seats: With “Vaumol” finish and folding armrest between the rear seats.

Gas equipment: 14 gallon gas tank with two electric fuel pumps.

Spare wheel and tools: Spare wheel in a special compartment in the rear of the body. Tools in a drawer above the spare wheel with automatic illumination.

Tools and fixtures: Trunk wrench, starter handle, nipple, canister, oil pump, pump, copper and leather hammers, tire valve puller, jack, jack handle, adjustable wrench, rear suspension wrench, T-wrench, pliers, three wrenches, five wrenches in a box, two pry bars, a small screwdriver with a feeler gauge, a thickness gauge, a screwdriver.

Trunk: Large luggage compartment at the rear of the car.

Management: Burman Douglass - worm. Bluemel steering wheel.

Dimensions: Overall length - 15′ 6″, width – 5′ 6″, height – 5′ 1″. Wheelbase - 10′ 0″, track width - 4′ 8″.

Colours: Body/Trim: Green Suede/Green Suede; Ivory/Red, Beige; Birch/Red, Grey-black; Marine Grey/Red, Grey-Black; Lavender Grey/Green Suede, Red; Gun Grey/Red, Grey-Black; Black/Dark Beige, Red, Brown, Black Grey, Beige.

Price: Reliable information could not be found.

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