Jaguar Mark IX
|1951 to 1961|
|Production||1959–1961 10,009 produced|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Large luxury car|
|Engine||3781 cc, 220 hp (164 kW) I-6|
|Wheelbase||120 in (3,048 mm)|
|Length||196.5 in (4,990 mm)|
|Width||75 in (1,900 mm)|
|Height||63 in (1,600 mm)|
|Curb weight||4,000 lb (1,800 kg)|
|Predecessor||Jaguar Mark VIII|
|Successor||Jaguar Mark X|
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 and a one piece curved windshield. It was replaced by the longer, wider and lower 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.
Internally, an enlarged-bore 3.8 L (231 in³), 220 bhp (164.1 kW) DOHC straight-6 replaced the previous 3.4 L (210 in³) 190 bhp (141.7 kW) 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.
Jaguar Mark IX from 1961
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.
Luxury the Jaguar Mark IX from 1960