Jaguar Saloons 1952-1986: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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Jaguar Saloons 1952-86

Jaguar during the 1950s changed the prestige car market with its Mark VII sedans and ‘compact’ 2.4/3.4 models. These in turn brought us the Mark 2, which with the 3.8-litre motor and manual transmission is again flirting with $100,000 asking prices.

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Look elsewhere in the 1960s Jaguar market and you will find S Type and 420s with similar performance and better handling than a 3.8 Mark 2 at less than half its current cost.

Buyers wanting a practical older Jaguar can spend less than $20,000 on an excellent Series 1 XJ6 or luxurious Series 3 Sovereign.

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If you have $25-40,000 and want one of Jaguar’s most elegant designs, shop around for a two-door XJC with the 4.2-litre engine.

Mark VII-IX $22,700 [7] 

Mark 1/2 2.4 $22,545 [8] 

Mark 1/2 3.4 $44,940 [9]

Mark 2 3.8 $60,530 [11] 

S Type/420 $20,265 [17] 

XJ6 Series 1 $14,885 [7]

XJ6 Series 2-3 $12,055 [23] 

Mark 10/420G $28,065 [8]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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