SS again: ’48 Jaguar Mark IV Drop Head
When you have a car company in post-war Britain that has the initials SS, you sort of know instinctively, that a rebranding might be in order. The Swallow SIdecar Company became Jaguar Motor Company. The new Jaguar Motor Company brought the Mk IV to market in late 1945 therefore the Mk IVs are now recognized as the first “official” Jaguar. Like most post-war British cars, the model was essentially the same as the prewar car, with an identical body design for the two saloon and drophead coupe body styles that were offered. The engine remained the same pushrod six-cylinder engine used in 1940, available in displacements of both 2.5 and 3.5 liters.Today’s featured car is the more powerful 3.5 model. The seller doesn’t want to part with too much information other than telling us there were only 375 of them built in ’48. It is a 2-owner car, left hand drive and they say it has only 20,000 miles. That would be pretty remarkable if it is true. It certainly is a beautiful car and one we would be proud to own. The Hagerty Price Valuation Tool has these in this #2 condition at almost $90,000. That is assuming it is a condition 2 example and everything else is verified. Click here for the listing.