Chauffeuring the laird’s way
– 3.5 litre 6-cylinder in-line engine with 118 kW (160 hp) and automatic transmission
– Owned by a wealthy Greek shipowner from Athens
– FIA Historic Car Passport from 2008 available
– Jaguar Heritage Certification from October 1997
– TÜV data sheet according to § 21 StVZO for registration
– About 20 years ago the entire vehicle was extensively restored.
– The interior was reworked by a saddler and all covers (velour and leather) renewed
– Wooden dashboard and sliding roof
The vehicle has been stored in a garage all year round and was only used for show purposes or
“Grace, Pace and Space”.
This famous slogan was created in the 1950s and was meant to define the way Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons wanted the brand to be popularized. It was lauded as one of the five most inspirational automotive slogans of all time. The MK VII, a milestone in the history of Jaguar as a manufacturer. In the fall of 1950, it caused a sensation in the automotive world: luxury, spectacularly dressed and, at almost 170 km/h, the fastest sedan on the island and the continent. Jaguar had reached the top, the “SS” was forgotten. The MK VII did not necessarily feel sporty, but absolutely stately. Queen Mum” loved to be chauffeured in it. Despite all this, it was the fastest four-door sedan in Europe. In 1951, it was not yet thought to be capable of racing. But that was to change. The 3.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine had its origins in the 200 km/h fast XK 120 road sports car, which had also won at Le Mans. If you look at the side line of the body, you discover the roadster contours of the Jaguar sports car XK 120, which was introduced in 1948 and mentioned above. A modified MK VII won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1956 with drivers Ronny Adams and Frank Biggar.
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