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1965 Jaguar Mk X

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  • Mileage~83,000
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine4.2L
  • LocationWadebridge


1965 Jaguar Mk X

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Jacob Boodrie
Professional Consigner

Offering the perfect blend of plush and performance, the Mark X is incredibly quiet while being one of the fastest saloons of its time.

The Mark X was first unveiled at the London Motor Show in October 1961, seven months after the E-Type. It was considered thoroughly modern for its time, offering monocoque construction, a DOHC engine, four-wheel disc brakes and sophisticated fully independent suspension. This example is the later model which received mechanical updates including variable-ratio steering and a 4,235CC engine, known as the 4.2 offering a useful increase in torque. Even as an automatic, the Mark X had a top speed of 120 mph and could outrun a Triumph TR4.

This example has spent most of its life in the Dawson Bros showroom (Craven Arms, Shropshire) and shows how it’s retained the condition you find it in today. The "Red Connolly Vaumol" leather interior is all original, and the vendor has treated the car to a full body respray in its original colour of "Warwick Grey". It's now ready for a new owner to use and enjoy as it was originally intended.

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

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Meet the owner

The Mk X is such a pleasure to be in, I can't believe how quiet and elegantly it drives at speed.

Keith purchased this Jaguar Mk X ~4 years ago in 2019. It was finished in an attractive "Warwick Grey" over red colourway which really drew him in along with the low ownership and condition, the car required some cosmetic and mechanical work to get it up to the standard you see today, which Keith hasn't skimped on.

Over his ownership he has kept the use to special occasions only. After finishing work on the car and lack of use he has decided to bring this Mk X with us to auction. He will be more than happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

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Curvaceous styling dictated by Sir William Lyons himself - offering striking lines and a greater impression.

Wheels and Tyres

The wire wheels finished in silver and give this Mk X a very classy feel. On this example, the wheels appear in good condition, with no sign of any obvious damage to any of the spokes from our observation.

The wheels are fitted with Nankang tyres and these appear to also be in great condition with a good amount of tread remaining and no visible cracking or signs of age to the sidewalls.


The curvaceous bodywork of this Jaguar looks in great condition, with all the panel gaps around the car looking to align very well. During our visit we didn't spot any obvious dings down the flanks of the car, everything looking crisp and sharp while standing very straight and true. We did notice the very slightest signs of corrosion around the front wheel arches and a little bubble on the offside rear door.

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.


Recently finished in its original colour of "Warwick Grey". The paint is finished to a lovely standard, with even coverage and colour across each panel.

Again, we have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this Jaguar 4.2 example looks great and in line with the mileage and low ownership, we didn't notice any chips, cracks, or discolouration on our visit. The window seals look good too and in line with the rest of the condition of the car.

The chrome elements, grille, door handles, and window surrounds all look in good condition too. Take a look at the exterior photos to see these details in detail.


One lavishly appointed interior with Walnut trim, Connolly Vaumol red leather and luxurious deep-pile carpeting throughout.

Seats and Carpets

The "Connolly Vaumol Red" leather seats have held their shape very well over the years, as you would expect for cherished and careful ownership. There are slight signs of age on the seats in terms of the expected creasing to the leather that comes with age. We also noticed some slight discolouration on the red carpets, as you would expect for a 58 year old car.

A similar story is told with the leather door cards and headlining. Please take a look at the extensive media for a detailed view of the cabin.


The dashboard is covered in a dark walnut gloss finish and presents six black gauges to the driver.

The dashboard in this Mk X shows no signs of any major damage or scuffs. With no warning lights displayed, the odometer showed a reading of ~83,091 miles on our visit.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A black Jaguar steering wheel is fitted, with a new rubber grip. The steering wheel presents in great condition in line with the mileage of this car. Take a look at the image gallery to see the detail, the automatic gear selector on the steering column looks in good condition too.


In 1964 the Mark X received further mechanical updates and an uprated 4,235cc engine.

Engine and Gearbox

On 6 October 1964, Jaguar announced the new 4.2-litre XK engine for use in the Mk X saloon and E-type. The new engine boosted torque from the 3.8-litre’s 260lb ft at 4000rpm to 283lb ft at 4000rpm.

Keith reports the car starts from cold with no issues and drives well with its smooth Borg Warner Model 8 automatic gearbox powering the wheels. Take a look at the mechanical video to see the car starting from cold, driving around, and for a closer look underneath the Mk X, and the smart engine bay.

Suspension and Brakes

The suspension appears in good condition and provided a smooth journey on the sweeping roads.

On our short drive in the car, it felt just as you'd expect for a Jaguar from this era, coming to a stop without a fuss too.

The Drive

An extremely luxurious and plush drive is offered with this Jaguar Mk X. Keith has loved using the car for short road trips around his hometown on sunny weekends.

On the road with Keith, the car felt tight, it had plenty of power to push it along the road and round those sweeping corners. We didn’t notice any unusual noises coming from the engine or suspension either.

Electrics and Other

We didn’t test all the electrics during our visit, but Keith reports that to his knowledge all of the electrics are functional and operational, in line with the rest of the condition of the car.

History and Paperwork

This big cat is one sophisticated saloon, with a good amount of history, only 1 previous owner, and great amount of originality, it's a real collectable item.

The car is coming out of a ~4 year ownership with Keith. The car has bags of originality and the more desirable 4.2L engine which has that little bit more torque to it than the earlier models. The car comes with its original red leather interior too. Take a look at this history and paperwork media to see the previous MOT reports, servicing and parts this Jaguar Mk X has received over its life.

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
27.09.2022 MOT 83,020
08.02.2019 MOT 82,200
05.09.2005 MOT 82,190
28.08.2003 MOT 82,148
12.09.2002 MOT 82,148
24.08.2001 MOT 82,145
20.05.1998 MOT 82,077
09.05.1991 MOT 82,074
06.10.1989 MOT 81,893
04.07.1986 MOT 81,396
27.09.1984 MOT 79,667
Key Details
  • ModelMk X
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date08.09.1965
  • CC4,235
  • Mileage~81,000
  • HistoryPresent
  • ColourWarwick Grey
  • Interior ColourRed
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #1D51476BW
  • Engine #7D52443.8
  • RestoredYes
  • MOTYes. Exp - 26.09.2023
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers1
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandNangkang
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned4 years
  • Key FeatureRecent paintwork, 1 former keeper, lovely interior
  • Auction ID1305