1948 Jaguar 1.5 Litre Mk IV

Lot: 110

Sold for (£): 20,750
Offered for sale is a 1.8L 1948 Jaguar Mk IV 1 1/2 Litre manual that has been with the current owner for the last 69 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 102 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:



  • A post-war return to production of the late-thirties SS Cars Ltd. 'Sports Saloons'
  • Powered by a 1776cc overhead-valve unit from Standard who also supplied the four-speed gearbox
  • Acquired by our vendor's father in 1949 from its first owner and then began a sheltered life
  • Dry stored for over 50 years prior to commencing a thorough restoration in 2004
  • All necessary mechanical items, woodwork, carpets & paintwork were restored/replaced as needed 
  • The well worn interior leather was retained from choice but might benefit from being renewed
  • As true an example as you will find, there is a huge file of history to support this rare offering
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Lot Details

Registration: FHM 53 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1948 Engine size: 1.8L
Make: Jaguar Odometer reading (miles): 17200
Model: Mk IV 1 1/2 Litre MOT expiry:
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: 414516

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 102 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Now has a few imperfections to the paint and the N/S rear door does have signs of light corrosion along the bottom but does not detract from the overall appearance of the car. Chrome work is all good to excellent with some minor signs of weathering on in certain areas


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


In my honest opinion front seats would benefit from a re-trim due to cracking in the leather but otherwise interior is in excellent condition - all Walnut has been renewed professionally and looks great. Everything works as it should except the driver seat raising mechanism needs some attention


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Overall in great condition - starts first time and runs as it should with no leaks or rattles etc. Very clean condition but it is not a show car. Was completely rebuilt during restoration with receipts available. Has a K&N Air Filter fitted but original also comes with the car


Gears: Drive-shaft:


No issues - works as it should, was overhauled during restoration and new clutch was fitted

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Everything was renewed/refurbished as required during restoration, Tyres are as new and wheels were completely refurbished by a professional


Minor: Major:


All electrics are in excellent condition and work as they should. New battery fitted and car starts first time every time - absolutely no electrical issues

Vehicle History


A4 folder full of receipts for all work carried out. Car has been dry stored from 1951 until 2004 so no service history between those dates. My father carried out all servicing himself as a qualified Automotive Engineer

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history