Jaguar Mark X Sedan
With new unibody construction and based upon the same 120-inch wheelbase length as its predecessor, the new Jaguar Mark X full-size sedan debuted in mid-1962. Its fresh, modern styling included straight-through fender lines, a revised roofline, a lowered hood and a lowered vertical-bar grille, plus Jaguar’s first use of quad headlamps.
A 265-bhp 3.8-liter XK six-cylinder engine, the same used by the E-Type, provided abundant power. Wishbones and coil springs replaced the torsion-bar front suspension of the Mark IX, and an independent rear suspension endowed the Mark X with handling that belied its size. By 1964, a Borg-Warner automatic gearbox and power-operated steering, clearly targeted at the all-important US market, became standard equipment and further refined Jaguar’s top-level sedan. In September 1964, the Mark X engine grew to 4.2 liters of displacement.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
265 bhp, 3,781 cc dual overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, three SU carburetors, automatic transmission, independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, independent rear suspension with transverse leaf spring, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 120"
Source: RM Auctions
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