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Jaguar Mark IX
Jaguar Mark IX
Manufacturer Jaguar Cars
Production 1959–1961
10,009 produced[1]
Predecessor Jaguar Mark VIII
Successor Jaguar Mark X
Class Large luxury car
Engine(s) 3781 cc, 220 hp (164 kW) I-6
Wheelbase 120 in (3,048 mm) [2]
Length 196.5 in (4,990 mm)[3]
Width 75 in (1,900 mm)[3]
Height 63 in (1,600 mm)[3]
Curb weight 4,000 lb (1,800 kg)

The Jaguar Mark IX (pronounced mark nine) is a large luxury saloon car produced by Jaguar Cars between 1959 and 1961. It replaced the previous Mark VIII, and differed little in exterior appearance except for the new model name. It was replaced by the larger, contemporary-styled Mark X in 1961.


Standard transmission was a four-speed manual system: options included overdrive, but most cars were built with a Borg Warner three-speed automatic box.[4]

Internally, an enlarged-bore 3.8 L (231 in³), 220 bhp DOHC straight-6 replaced the previous 3.4 L (210 in³) unit. Two SU carburettors were fitted. Four-wheel servo assisted Dunlop disc brakes and recirculating ball power steering were now standard equipment. The torsion bar independent front suspension and leaf-sprung rear live axle were retained from the Mk VIII.

The body was generally similar to its predecessor, but the sunshine roof became a standard fitting for the UK market. The interior was in the same luxurious mode with extensive use of leather, walnut wood trim and deep pile carpet. A range of single and duo-tone paint schemes was offered.


A car with automatic transmission tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1958 had a top speed of 114.4 mph (184.1 km/h) and could accelerate from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 11.3 seconds. A fuel consumption of 15.2 miles per imperial gallon (18.6 L/100 km/12.7 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £2162 including taxes of £721.[3]

Classic racing circuit

The Mark IX's power and good brakes for a vehicle of the era, together with its undoubtedly impressive aesthethic appearance makes it quite a common choice for classic car circuit racing, such as at the Goodwood Circuit's Revival meetings.



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  2. Culshaw; Horrobin (1974). Complete Catalogue of British Cars. London: Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-16689-2. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "The jaguar Mark IX", The Motor. October 8, 1958. }}
  4. Gloor, Roger (1. Auflage 2007). Alle Autos der 50er Jahre 1945 - 1960. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-613-02808-1. 

Langworth, Richard M. (ed.) (2001). The Complete Book of Collectable Cars. Publications International, Ltd.. ISBN 0-7853-4313-X. 

This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2008-02-25 of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

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