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1946 Jaguar MKIV

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  • Mileage~29,363
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.8-litre
  • LocationCrowborough


1946 Jaguar MKIV

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Alan Stuart
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A stunning post-war Jaguar that's been in the same hands for the last 24 years.

Launched in 1936, the Jaguar SS was available as either a drophead coupé or a saloon. The model names given to the cars denoted their engine size and were simply named 3 1/2 litre, 2 1/2 litre or 1 1/2 litre. The 1 1/12 litre was initially launched with a 1608cc side valve engine but later gained an improved 1775cc engine which produced an extra 20bhp bringing a welcomed improvement to the Jaguar. The engine wasn't the only thing to be improved; the car also had an upgraded Girling braking system and better springs offering a more comfortable ride.

The Jaguar is a superbly smooth car offering great comfort with stunning looks, making it one of the finest grand tourers of its time.

This lovely 1946 example has spent the past 24 years with our vendor Patrick, and is primed and ready to go.

This listing was written from information supplied by Alan after meeting Patrick the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

A 24-year ownership has ensured this wonderful Jaguar MKIV has been in safe hands.

Patrick purchased this lovely Jaguar Mk4 in 1999, and as you can see from the MOT history, he has covered approximately ~10,000 miles in the 24 years of ownership. The car has been dry stored, ensuring it is always at its best and ready to go when needed.

Over the past few years, the car has hasn't been getting as much use, in fact this is the first time in a couple of years that Patrick has driven it, which is the main reason for the sale of the classic Jaguar.

Please feel free to ask Patrick any questions in the comments below.

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The exquisite lines of the Jaguar flow smoothly along the pre-war designed body.

Wheels and Tyres

The wire wheels are in very good condition and have been finished in black to match the body - the 'knockoffs' are in good condition with a bright finish to them.

A matching set of Waymaster tyres are fitted and do have a good amount of tread remaining, but there is some cracking to be seen.
Please see the image gallery to take a closer look at the wheels.


The bodywork is in excellent shape, and there are no noticeable dings, dents or any blistering caused by corrosion. The paint has sunk in a couple of places on the front panel, but nothing excessive. The car does have a sunroof which was last opened several years ago. We did not open the roof as it was quite tight, but it is said to open if you give it a little push.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


Finished in gloss back over white, the paintwork is excellent. There are some very light swirl marks, but considering the majority of the car is black, these are very minimal and it would benefit further from a machine polish.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

All of the windows appear to be free from any noticeable scratches. The seals do have some signs of age, as you would expect, but in general they are very good.

The chrome frames and trims have a small amount of tarnishing, in keeping with the vehicle's age.

The headlights and foglights are excellent, with no lens damage, and the chrome has a bright tarnish-free finish.


The lovely red leather is original and has just the right amount of patina.

Seats and Carpets

The seats in the Jaguar are the originals. Finished in red leather, there is some cracking and signs of age, but we think this is the perfect amount of patina to show off the Jaguar's heritage. The rear seat shows the same amount of patina as the door cards, but these are all very well presented.

Underfoot, the original carpets have been replaced with a bright red set to match the seats and these are in excellent condition.

Inside the boot is clean and tidy. Look closely, and you will see in the boot lid is the original too kit which is 85% complete. There are some spanners missing, but essential things like the jack, cranking handle and knock-off hammer are present.


The wooden dashboard is excellent, with no off-putting splits or cracks, and the wood matches the door cappings and inner window frames. The tachometer is said not to be working; the other instruments are working correctly, and the odometer has a reading of ~29,363 miles.

Please see the interior gallery for more hi-resolution images.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Fitted with the original steering wheel, this of course has a small amount of wear to the rim. The controls to the centre are free and moving as they should.

There is a slight amount of age-related wear to the gearknob, but it is fine and fits in well with the Jaguar’s age.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.


A few well-chosen upgrades have been added to this 1946 gem.

Engine and Gearbox

The engine fires up immediately, which can be heard in our mechanical review video. The car benefits from some upgrades, which include an alternator, electric fuel pump, and Kenlow electric thermostat. The engine runs smoothly, and Partick has reported no issues.

Fitted with a four-speed gearbox, the gearchange is as you would expect, and the Jaguar pulls well through all the gears with no untoward noises coming from the drivetrain.

Suspension and Brakes

Out in the Jaguar, the ride is smooth and quite firm without being too harsh. No knocks or bangs were heard coming from either corner of the car.

The brakes work as well as you would expect for a car of this age, and no problems have been reported when bringing the car to a stop.

The Drive

Whilst driving the Jaguar, you will experience some of the finest pre-war engineering with the 1 ½ litre Jaguar. Its elegant lines turn heads wherever it goes. With luxurious leather and a smooth ride, the four-door saloon doesn't disappoint.

Electrics and Other

The switchgear in the Jaguar is in nice condition, with no real wear to the lettering on the surrounds.

Noted in the paperwork was an HMV Radiomobile model 100 radio fitted in 1995, but this has since been replaced with a Goodmans CD player fitted in the lower section of the dashboard.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.

History and Paperwork

The original handbook, service manual, and registration document make up part of the Jaguar’s history.

The Jaguar comes with some nice original paperwork, such as the original registration document, servicing manual and previous MOT certificates. There is also a list of work carried out from 1994 onwards, mainly related to the mechanical side of the car. The most recent major work was carried out in May 2018, when the gearbox was completely overhauled and refitted with a new clutch.

The Jaguar is a beautiful example of late 1930s styling and is in excellent condition - perfectly suited to anyone who wants to experience a true classic Jaguar in all its glory.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks, including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
24.04.2012 MOT 28,468
23.04.2011 MOT 28,104
17.04.2010 MOT 27,909
25.04.2009 MOT 27,556
21.04.2008 MOT 26,921
20.04.2007 MOT 26,201
13.04.2006 MOT 25,278
20.04.2005 MOT 24,882
26.04.2004 MOT 24,009
24.04.2003 MOT 23,209
26.04.2002 MOT 22,030
27.04.2001 MOT 20,999
26.04.2000 MOT 20,360
25.05.1999 MOT 19,582
21.07.1997 MOT 19,832
18.07.1996 MOT 18,820
06.05.1995 MOT 17,194
18.05.1994 MOT 17,165
03.07.1992 MOT 16,793
01.05.1990 MOT 16,661
31.08.1987 MOT 16,590
Key Details
  • ModelMKIV
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date13.06.1946
  • CC1776
  • Mileage~29,363 on clock
  • ColourBlack over White
  • Interior ColourRed
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #410551
  • Engine #KB1469
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - All Clear
  • Former Keepers3
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned24 Years
  • Key FeatureCondition
  • Auction ID1557

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Hi Patrick, can you please confirm if the sunroof works? Have a couple of questions more: 1) there appear to be a wire loose near the carburettor (image 4,5 and 25 I believe). Is it the choke? 2) the wire outer (other wire) does not appear to be in place, photo 27. Is it the trottle cable outer? 3) the water cooled/heated inlet mainiold looks corroded, has it been repaired, and if so how? 4) in the description upgrades an alternator is mentioned, however looks like the car is fitted with a dynamo? 5) left and right headlights look like… Read more »


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