• Make: Jaguar
  • Model: Mark IX
  • SubModel: Mark Nine
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Mark Nine Saloon
  • Year: 1959
  • Mileage: 57,001
  • Color: Cornish Grey / Mist Grey
  • Engine size: 3.8L
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Fresno, California, United States


Up for auction is a MATCHING NUMBERS right hand drive1959 Jaguar Mark Nine 3.8 litre that has been hibernating in California for the last 29 years. This Jaguar was first sold in England by Henleys of London and still wears both it's English plates. It was last registered in California in 1989 but arrived here earlier as I have a California repair receipt dated 1985. I purchased this car in December when I was advertising my Mark nine of 20 years for sale on Ebay. The elderly gentleman who owned it called me and said he lived locally and that I should buy his Mark nine as I was obviously the right guy for it as I owned 3 of them. Being the car nut that I am I went to look at it and found out it had a bad transmission. He really didn't want to fix it and I had a spare transmission so I ended up with a fourth mark nine. I replaced the Borg warner transmission (the original matching # will come with the car in the boot) and then while driving it I noticed a miss in the engine which turned out to be a bad exhaust valve. I ended up pulling the head and having it rebuilt with all new valves and valve guides (see photos) The previous owner had recently had the carburetors rebuilt and the fuel tanks cleaned so now it runs great. I also installed a new coil and electronic ignition. It has fresh engine oil and filter, trans fluid and coolant. The car has been on a non operation status with the department of motor vehicles so it is currently unregistered. Due to this I have only driven it in my neighborhood (40mph max) and not the freeway so I do not know how it does at high speed. I have spent far more money and time on it than I planned and now that it runs well I am ready to move it on to its next owner so they can do the cosmetics. Below is a description of the Jags condition.
Drivetrain- The four wheel disc brakes work well and the master cylinder has recently been rebuilt. The engine idles smoothly and does not smoke and has good oil pressure (50lbs cold 35lbs hot at idle) the car starts quickly when cold as the factory auto choke works well.The transmission shifts well. The power steering is nice and light with no squealing.The tires are 16 inch radial whitewalls and have plenty of tread. The rearend does not whine or clunk. Both the engine block and cylinder head numbers match the Jaguar Heritage certificate and the I.D plate.
Body and Trim- This Jaguar came from the factory in the colors of Cornish Grey over Mist Grey and it looks like it has always been grey. The paint is ancient and I think quite a bit is original. The car needs a repaint. There is surface rust as can be seen in the photos due to the deteriorated paint. There are a couple of small spots on the rear valance that have rust through below the bumper. The rest of the car seems solid with no major dents just a few small dings. The boot floor and passenger compartment floors are good. The chrome is original and most of it shows wear (see photos). The Jag still has its Lucas fog and headlights. All the glass is original and in good condition marked Triplex including the windshield.
Interior- The interior is in good condition and in its original color (see photos) The previous owner had the seats, carpet and door panels refurbished a few years ago and at the same time he refinished the wood himself. The seats are not leather but a high quality vinyl called partners leather that is used in new cars. All the gauges work as do the original purple instrument lights, map light and courtesy light.
This Jaguar comes with its own Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate that verifies its originality (see photo)Feel free to contact me with any questions either by Email or phone (Simon @ 559 349 3109) bidders with less than 3 feedbacks contact me before bidding or your bid will be cancelled. I can also help with arranging shipping if needed. Please view my feedback and bid with confidence, thanks.