Bentley-esque: ’61 Jaguar MK IX
The MK IX is between the MK VIII and the MK X (that’s a family joke). But the real truth (no joke), you want the last of the MK IXs if you want a big Jaguar sedan. And who doesn’t. Not to hurt anyone’s feelings but the MK X that follows looks like a giant cigar. And as the MK X ages, it doesn’t get any better. The MK IX is a beautiful Saloon befitting the Jaguar name. The interior is as good as it gets – almost Bentley-esque. You have yards of supple leather and acres of polished wood. Best of all, you have rear seat tables. No Grey Poupon jokes today. The Mark IX was introduced in 1958 and combined Jaguar’s traditional saloon design with four-wheel disc brakes and the 220hp 3.8 liter XK six engine. Actually the MK IX got this motor before the sports cars!. Jaguar had established its reputation among saloon owners for exceptional performance and the Mark IX was no exception, claiming a top speed of 115mph. Today’s find has been treated well of late. It has a new S&G Barett interior including wool carpets and a felt headliner. Like most MK IXs, it has a sliding metal sunroof. Other details include a ceramic-coated exhaust manifold, tool boxes and get this – factory A/C! We love the color combo too so it adds up to one of the best we have seen. The asking price is $39,500. Contact the seller by clicking here.