The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Jaguar MK IX. We make the process of selling your Jaguar MK IX quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Jaguar Mark IX, produced from 1959 to 1961, replaced the previous Mark VII. Styling changes weren’t very significant. The model had four-wheel disc brakes, a bored-out 3.8 liter twin-cam engine, and power steering. This new model had room for six passengers and had nearly the performance of the XK120. The car was fitted with a Borg-Warner automatic transmission, though there was a four speed manual option. Though similar to its predecessor in appearance, the performance was largely improved.
The Mark IX was used as the official cars for top government officials in many countries during this time. In the luxury market, the model was very competitively priced, which made it very successful. It was actually the first Jaguar production model that offered four-wheel servo-assisted Dunlop disc brakes and recirculating ball power steering. In the event that the engine stalled, a vacuum tank would preserve braking. It acquired its name “Hill Holder” from the fact that an electromagnetic valve was equipped to the brakes of automatic models so as to maintain the brake pressure when the brake pedal was released and thus preventing the car from rolling back on a hill.
This model was quick for the era; it could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 11.3 seconds and had a top speed of 114.4 mph. Its fuel consumption was 15.2 miles per gallon.