Top shelf: ’60 Jaguar Mark IX
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. Well actually, it had a charmed life. The first 25 years were spent on an estate shuttling the owners here and there. The Jaguar then went to a Jaguar Club member who entered into 35 Concours events around the country. The 3rd owner purchased it at auction in ’94 for a record sum. It has traveled just 800 miles since then. The mileage is 37,195 and that is pretty remarkable. The interior is original with immaculate leather seats and carpets. The Burl Walnut wood is in good condition. And here is the kicker – the exterior paint is original too. We checked auction prices going back ten years and didn’t find any selling for more than $27,000. But this one, and I am sure others like it, trade between private parties for more. This one could or should hit somewhere in the $40s. Click here for the listing.