1958 Jaguar MK VIII for sale
1958 Jaguar MK VIII, four speed manual with overdrive.
- 6,227 produced
The Mark VIII inherited from its predecessor the 3442 cc straight-six engine which it shared with the Jaguar XK140 . In the Mark VIII, a modified cylinder head known as the ‘B’ type was used, with the smaller intake port diameter of original XK cylinder head that had been introduced on the MK VII, which was now referred to as the ‘A’ type. The combination of larger valves with the original intake port diameters allowed faster gas flow at low and medium speeds to promote better low and medium range torque. As the MK VIII was not likely to be revved as high as the C-Type racers and the XK 140’s equipped with the ‘C’ type head the reduction in flow at high rpm’s was not seen to be a disadvantage.
This particular MK VIII was owned by Bloemfontein millionaire Mr Frederick Siebert and was auctioned of at Sotheby’s in Rosebank Johannesburg in 1988 when the second owner took
Ownership of the vehicle, it has been in long time ownership until 2016 when the Jaguar went home to its third and current owner, where extensive maintenance was done by a well-known Jaguar expert, Mr Wally Vorlaufer from Vorlaufer cars in Robertson Johannesburg.
This MK VIII is in very good original condition with a very good original untouched interior! All her brightwork is original and in very good condition
Repairs done to the vehicle includes:
- Engine completely redone
- New radiator
- New exhaust system
- New rubbers
- Five new tyres
- Carburettor refurb
- Fuel tanks relined
- New fuel sending units
- Engine bay refurbishment
- New water hoses
This is indeed a very rare vehicle that has been kept in very good shape and her condition being ranked as a number two vehicle makes her a car that is not very often seen driving on our roads, a real beauty and a head turner exuberating Grace, Pace and space.
Definitely one of the most elegant Big Cats that rolled out of Coventry.