Jaguar MkIX sedan.

View down the bonnet of a MkIX sedan

The MkIX had a large Jaguar mascot. The initial car in this line, the MkVII, had a Jaguar-head escutchen on the front of the bonnet, but no seperate mascot.

Two Jaguar mascots

The mascot on the top was seen on a MkIV Jaguar sedan, and the lower on a MkIX.

The lower is of the standard type most are familiar with. We are not sure if the more elaborat one was fitted by the factory. Input on this would be apreciated.

Beautifully restored MkIX engine compartment.

Great attention to detail has been given to this MkIX restoration.


The chromed "S" on the top of the door indicates the car is an XK-150S.

Engine compartmeent of Bob Tullius V12 race car.

The high level of engineering and attention to detail seen here is what is expected from a team with the success record of the Tullius group.

SU HD-8 carburetors on an XK-120.

These polished HD-8 carburetors are not appropriate for an XK-120, but do look very much at home.

The SU H-8 sandcast carburetors were available from the factory for XK-120s, but these have a very different appearance.

Pushrod engine in a Mk IV sedan

This engine was the direct precursor to the XK engine that was in production from 1949 to 1992, a 43-year run.

Note the tall-top SU carburetors, similar to those used on early XK engines.

Swallow mascot from a Austin Swallow open two-seater

This mascot is beautifully detailed.

This car was the first automobile produced by Lyons' company, that would later grow into Jaguar Cars.

Modified XJ6

This XJ6 engine has been modified with HD-8 SU carburetors with 3-inch throat carbs.

Bracing bars have also been added, as well as bonnet louvers.

Jaguar XK-120 front end

The round aperture between the headlight and the grille is a modification to permit air to reach the brakes, for cooling.

Modern Jaguar F-type.

Low-profile tires on alloy wheels are now used on modern Jaguars.

HD-6 SU carburetors, standard equipment on the XK-120

Attractive SU carbs with a great patina.

Jaguar Mascot on a Mk IX

This mascot is similar to those used on Jaguars made decades later.

Trunk-lid medallions on an XK-150 and XK-140

After the XK-120 Jaguar XK sports cars carried medallions on their trunklids proclaiming Jaguar's Le Mans wins.

The XK-150 medallion, on the top, lists wins all Jaguar's wins of the 1950s: 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956 and 1957.

The lower medallion is on an XK-140. Made earlier than the XK-150, the only wins listed are 1951 and 1953.

In addition, XK-140 medallion is enameled, similar to enameled cloisonne, while the XK-150 medallion is injection-molded clear plastic, painted on the back.

Windshield from an XK-140

The earlier-style break-in sticker is seen on the winshield.

Later stickers, as used on E-types, had the Jaguar head, rather than the wings.

Front end of a Jaguar Mk IV sedan

This is the last post-war Jaguar to have these classic Lucas P100L headlights.

SS 2.5-liter sedan

The pre-war style medallion shows "SS," initials dropped after the war.

The Jaugar wings are also of the earlier pre-war style.

Trunklid of a Jaguar MK IX sedan

The Mk IX was the last of the classic large Jaguar sedans, with seperate bodies and frames.

The Mk X that followed the Mk IX in 1962 had monocoque construction, fully indenpedent rear suspension (based on the newly-introduced E-type) and a completely new look.


   Some of these pictures are cropped, and/or have had contrast or brightness adjusted. Other than this, they are as-taken;
   no subtractions or additions of features within the pictures, or any selective movement, re-orientation, or scaling
   of any individual features within the pictures, has taken place. That is, none have been "Photoshopped."

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