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The post-war saloons

The post-war saloons (part 1)

The Mark IV - the 1.5/2.5/3.5 litre saloons
- 1945-49

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1.5 and 2.5 litre Saloons

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Mark IV Drophead

Bearing in mind that the name Mark IV was never an official factory designation for the 1945-48 cars, but has been unofficially hung on these by the afficianados ever since probably the early '50's, we will use it anyway. Mechanically these are the same as the pre-war saloon range and were produced in saloon and DHC form. The 2.5 and 3.5 engines were now produced by Jaguar, Lyons having bought the tooling from Standards, who continued to supply the 1.5 engine, making it the last Jaguar to be built with an outsider engine.
Visual differences between these and the pre-war SS Jaguar saloons are very minor. The radiator badge reads "Jaguar" with the engine size, the SS logo having been eliminated. The badge in the center of the rear bumper is a "J", replacing the "SS". The tires are 18" rim diameter with wire spoke wheels, and optional Ace discs covered the spokes to give the appearance of disc wheels. The wheel knock-off hubs also say Jaguar rather than SS.

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