Jaguar Mark IX
|Predecessor||Jaguar Mark VIII|
|Successor||Jaguar Mark X|
|Class||Large luxury car|
|Engine(s)||3781 cc, 220 hp (164 kW)|
|Wheelbase||120 in (3048 mm) |
|Length||196.5 in (4,990 mm)|
|Width||75 in (1,900 mm)|
|Height||63 in (1,600 mm)|
|Curb weight||4,000 lb (1,800 kg)|
The Jaguar Mark IX (pronounced mark nine) was a large saloon car produced by Jaguar Cars between 1959 and 1961. It replaced the previous Mark VIII, and indeed differed little in exterior appearance except for the new model name. It was replaced by the much larger Mark X in 1961.
Internally, an enlarged-bore 3.8 L (231 in³), 220 bhp DOHC straight-6 replaced the previous 3.4 L (210 in³) unit. Two SU carburettors were fitted. Four-wheel servo assisted Dunlop [disc brake]]s and recirculating ball power steering were now standard equipment. The vehicle's power and good brakes for a vehicle of the era, together with its impressive appearance makes it quite a common choice for classic car circuit racing, such as at the Goodwood Circuit's 'Revival' meetings. The torsion bar independent front suspension and leaf sprung rear live axle was retained from the Mk VIII.
The body was very similar to its predecessor but the sunshine roof became a standard fitting on the home market. The interior was in the same luxurious mode with extensive use of leather and wood trim and deep pile carpet. A range of single and duo-tone paint schemes were offered.
A car with automatic transmission tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1958 had a top speed of 114.4 mph (184.1 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 11.3 seconds. A fuel consumption of Template:Convert/foutmig (Template:Convert/L/100 km mpgus) was recorded. The test car cost £12162 including taxes of £721. 
A green example was featured prominently in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (film).
- Culshaw; Horrobin (1974). Complete Catalogue of British Cars. London: Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-16689-2.
- "The jaguar Mark IX". The Motor. October 8 1958.
- Gloor, Roger (1. Auflage 2007). Alle Autos der 50er Jahre 1945 - 1960. Stuttgart: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-613-02808-1.
Langworth, Richard M. (ed.) (2001). The Complete Book of Collectable Cars. Publications International, Ltd.. ISBN 0-7853-4313-X.
- This article incorporates text translated from the corresponding German Wikipedia article as of 2008-02-25.
- www.saloondata.com Volunteer register with records and photos of the Mk. IX
Jaguar Cars road and race car timeline, 1940s–1970s — next »
|Sports||XK120||XK140||XK150||E-type S1||E S2||E-type S3||XJ-S|
|Saloon||Mark 1||Mark 2, 240, 340|
|420||XJ6 S1||XJ6 S2|
|Mk IV||Mk V||Mk VII||Mk VIII||Mk IX||Mk X||420G||XJ12 S1||XJ12 S2|
|Racing||C-Type||D-Type||E-Type||XJ13||XJ-C||XJ41 / XJ42|
|Corporate ownership||Independent||BMH||British Leyland|