Jagwah: ’60 Jaguar Mark IX
The Nigerian government bought forty Mark IXs, painted in the Nigerian state colors of green and white. The large Jaguars of the 1950s were sufficiently popular in western Africa that “Jagwah” survives in as a colloquialism for “smart man-about-town”. Normally we wouldn’t be thrilled with any Vintage Jaguar with an automatic but it seems apropos with this car given the luxury and comfort it offers it passengers. The automatic is a Borg-Warner unit with some quirky gear selection lever on the dash that allows the gearbox to stay in 2nd gear. The performance of the Mark IX, even with the auto, wasn’t shabby at all getting to sixty in 11 seconds. The Mark IX was the first car to offer 4-wheel power disc brakes. As you can see from the photos, the interior is drawing-room comfie with rich red leather and beautiful wood trim. The seller doesn’t say much about the car at all preferring interested parties discuss details by phone or email. The asking price is $16,900. Love the elegant colors too. Click here for the listing.