The Jaguar Mark IX or Mark nine, is large luxury saloon car produced by Automobile company Jaguar between 1959 and 1961. Its succesor, is the Mark X or 10.
The standard transmission was a four-speed manual with an overdrive system, even though most cars at that time period had a 3-speed automatic.
Its engine was an enlarged-bore 3.8 L (Liter) or 231 in, 220 bhp (Brake horsepower) DOHC straight-6. It had Dunlop disc-brakes and recirculating power steering which was now standard for it. Two SU carburettors were fitted.
The body was generally similar to its predecessor, but the sunshine roof became a standard fitting for the UK market. The interior was in the same luxurious mode with extensive use of leather, walnut wood trim and deep pile carpet. A range of single and duo-tone paint schemes was offered.
The Mark 9 had a total top speed of 114.4 (184.1 km/h) which was recorded by British magazine The Motor in 1958. It accelerated to 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 11.3 seconds.
Classic racing circuit
The Mark IX's power and good brakes for a vehicle of the era, together with its undoubtedly impressive aesthethic appearance makes it quite a common choice for classic car circuit racing, such as at the Goodwood Circuit's Revival meetings.
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