R549,000.00

1958 Jaguar Mk8

 

Transmission : Manual

Mileage : 36683 miles

Colour : Black and Cream

 

Jaguar’s cars are always beautifully proportioned and the MK8 is no different. After a two-year production run of 6,227 units the Mark VIII was replaced by the Jaguar Mark IX.

 

The car shared its 3.05 m wheelbase with its predecessor, the Jaguar Mark VII M, which outwardly it closely resembled. The most noticeable change was a new curved one-piece windscreen. Distinguishing visually between the models is facilitated by changes to the front grille and a curved chrome trim strip below the waistline which allowed the factory to offer a variety of two-tone paint schemes. Furthermore the new car had rear spats that were cut back to display more of the rear wheels. The interior fittings were more luxurious than those of the Mark VII M.

 

The Mark VIII inherited from its predecessor the 3442 cc straight-six engine which it shared with the Jagaur XK140 that appeared two years earlier. In the Mark VIII, a modified cylinder head known as the ‘B’ type was used. Even though introduced subsequent to the ‘C’ type competition head this naming made more sense than might at first appear. The ‘B’ type head used the larger valves of the ‘C’ type head, with the smaller intake port diameter of original XK cylinder head that had been introduced on the MK VII, which was now referred to as the ‘A’ type. The combination of larger valves with the original intake port diameters allowed faster gas flow at low and medium speeds to promote better low and medium range torque. As the MK VIII was not likely to be revved as high as the C-Type racers and the XK 140’s equipped with the ‘C’ type head the reduction in flow at high rpm’s was not seen to be a disadvantage.

Engines equipped with the ‘A’ type head were advertised at 119.3 kW, the MK VIII with the ‘B’ type head were advertised at 141.7 kW, and engines with the ‘C’ type head at 156.6 kW. The ‘B’ type head was painted a light green on the 3.4 litre engines to identify it ( mid-blue on the later mark IX with 3.8 litre engine ) .

The modified head supported by twin SU carburetors, and employing a manual four-speed transmission, meant that advertised engine output was now increased to 141.7 kW the claimed top speed in excess of 170 km/h was considered impressive, given the car’s bulk. Transmission options included overdrive or a Borg Warner three-speed automatic box.

 

The car on offer presents herself in a elegant cream and black exterior pair with a beige and maroon interior complemented by the wood finishing’s. The current owner purchased the 1958 Jaguar Mk8 in 2013, the vehicle had undergone a extensive restoration prior in 2006, bringing this shapely lady back to its former glory where the voluptuous proportions are now perfectly sculpted to exacting beauty, which we have supporting invoices on.
The restoration carried out included engine work, suspension, paint, chrome and a new interior including the restoration of all wood in the car which presents very well and has been completed professionally as well as new carpets and leather seats. An aftermarket aircon was fitted as well as an auxiliary fan to prevent the Jag from overheating which in its self allows the new owner to drive more comfortably.

 

The car spent most of its life in Rhodesia and then Johannesburg, so corrosion is not an issue on this car. The car was serviced annually by the current owner and holds a Heritage certificate. This lovely lady is a matching numbers vehicle and she is in good condition, ready to be road bound with her lovely new owner.

Quite simply, they do not get better then this! Come see her for yourself!

 

Location:
Road and Race Automotive, Cape Town
Contact:
Taylor – +27 (0) 64 350 1954
Marc – +27 (0) 82 322 9784
Antony – +27 (0) 74 456 4672
Landline – +27 (0) 21 200 5775

www.roadandrace.co.za

 

 


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Description

1958 Jaguar Mk8

 

Transmission : Manual

Mileage : 36683 miles

Colour : Black and Cream

 

Jaguar’s cars are always beautifully proportioned and the MK8 is no different. After a two-year production run of 6,227 units the Mark VIII was replaced by the Jaguar Mark IX.

 

The car shared its 3.05 m wheelbase with its predecessor, the Jaguar Mark VII M, which outwardly it closely resembled. The most noticeable change was a new curved one-piece windscreen. Distinguishing visually between the models is facilitated by changes to the front grille and a curved chrome trim strip below the waistline which allowed the factory to offer a variety of two-tone paint schemes. Furthermore the new car had rear spats that were cut back to display more of the rear wheels. The interior fittings were more luxurious than those of the Mark VII M.

 

The Mark VIII inherited from its predecessor the 3442 cc straight-six engine which it shared with the Jagaur XK140 that appeared two years earlier. In the Mark VIII, a modified cylinder head known as the ‘B’ type was used. Even though introduced subsequent to the ‘C’ type competition head this naming made more sense than might at first appear. The ‘B’ type head used the larger valves of the ‘C’ type head, with the smaller intake port diameter of original XK cylinder head that had been introduced on the MK VII, which was now referred to as the ‘A’ type. The combination of larger valves with the original intake port diameters allowed faster gas flow at low and medium speeds to promote better low and medium range torque. As the MK VIII was not likely to be revved as high as the C-Type racers and the XK 140’s equipped with the ‘C’ type head the reduction in flow at high rpm’s was not seen to be a disadvantage.

Engines equipped with the ‘A’ type head were advertised at 119.3 kW, the MK VIII with the ‘B’ type head were advertised at 141.7 kW, and engines with the ‘C’ type head at 156.6 kW. The ‘B’ type head was painted a light green on the 3.4 litre engines to identify it ( mid-blue on the later mark IX with 3.8 litre engine ) .

The modified head supported by twin SU carburetors, and employing a manual four-speed transmission, meant that advertised engine output was now increased to 141.7 kW the claimed top speed in excess of 170 km/h was considered impressive, given the car’s bulk. Transmission options included overdrive or a Borg Warner three-speed automatic box.

 

The car on offer presents herself in a elegant cream and black exterior pair with a beige and maroon interior complemented by the wood finishing’s. The current owner purchased the 1958 Jaguar Mk8 in 2013, the vehicle had undergone a extensive restoration prior in 2006, bringing this shapely lady back to its former glory where the voluptuous proportions are now perfectly sculpted to exacting beauty, which we have supporting invoices on.
The restoration carried out included engine work, suspension, paint, chrome and a new interior including the restoration of all wood in the car which presents very well and has been completed professionally as well as new carpets and leather seats. An aftermarket aircon was fitted as well as an auxiliary fan to prevent the Jag from overheating which in its self allows the new owner to drive more comfortably.

 

The car spent most of its life in Rhodesia and then Johannesburg, so corrosion is not an issue on this car. The car was serviced annually by the current owner and holds a Heritage certificate. This lovely lady is a matching numbers vehicle and she is in good condition, ready to be road bound with her lovely new owner.

Quite simply, they do not get better then this! Come see her for yourself!

 

Location:
Road and Race Automotive, Cape Town
Contact:
Taylor – +27 (0) 64 350 1954
Marc – +27 (0) 82 322 9784
Antony – +27 (0) 74 456 4672
Landline – +27 (0) 21 200 5775

www.roadandrace.co.za