Mark VII

From 1950 to 1957

Introduced in 1950 the Mark VII brought together all the new components that the company had been working on postwar, clothed in a very stylish 5-seater four-door saloon body style. An entirely new in-house designed and built 3.4 litre twin cam twin carburettor XK engine was always intended for this model and along with a new independent front suspension chassis, made the car an  amazing performer for its size. So much so that it was highly successful in rallying and racing under the helm of well known drivers like Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn. 

In the mid-1950s the model was revised to become
the Mark VIIM, with increased performance from the engine, plusher seating,
revised trim and available with both the option of overdrive on 4th gear or automatic
transmission. 

Model Summary

Model Type:

Mark VII to IX Saloons

Production Dates:

1950 - 1957

Engine Range:

Mark VII 3.4 Litre Saloon

Mark VIIM 3.4 Litre Saloon

0 - 60 mph:

Mark VII 3.4 Litre Saloon - 13.7 seconds

Mark VIIM 3.4 Litre Saloon - 13.6 seconds

Top Speed:

Mark VII 3.4 Litre Saloon - 101 mph

Mark VIIM 3.4 Litre Saloon - 102 mph

Mark VII Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

  Mark VII 3.4 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc) 3442
Bore and Stroke (mm) 86 x 106
Compression Ratio 8:1 (7:1 optional)
BHP 160
@ RPM 5200
Torque (lb ft) 195
@ RPM 2500
Fuelling 2x SU carbs
  Mark VIIM 3.4 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc) 3442
Bore and Stroke (mm) 83 x 106
Compression Ratio 8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP 190
@ RPM 5500
Torque (lb ft) 203
@ RPM 3000
Fuelling 2x SU carbs

Engine Performance

  Mark VII 3.4 Litre Saloon
Top Speed 101 mph
0 - 60 mph 13.7 seconds
Fuel Consumption 17.6 mpg
  Mark VIIM 3.4 Litre Saloon
Top Speed 102 mph
0 - 60 mph 13.6 seconds
Fuel Consumption 17-24 mpg

Model Specifications

  Mark VII 3.4 Litre Saloon
Transmission 4-speed (3 synchro)
Wheel Size (in) 16, steel
Suspension (Front) Ind wishbone, torsion bar
Suspension (Rear) Live axle, leaf spring
Brakes 4-wheel drum
  Mark VIIM 3.4 Litre Saloon
Transmission 4-speed (3 synchro) BW 3-speed auto
Wheel Size (in) 16, steel
Suspension (Front) Ind wishbone, torsion bar
Suspension (Rear) Live axle, leaf springs
Brakes 4-wheel drum

Model Dimensions

  Mark VII 3.4 Litre Saloon
Length (in) 196.5
Width (in) 73
Height (in) 63
Wheelbase (in) 120
Front Track (in) 56
Rear Track (in) 57.5
Weight (Cwt) 34.5
  Mark VIIM 3.4 Litre Saloon
Length (in) 196.5
Width (in) 73
Height (in) 63
Wheelbase (in) 120
Front Track (in) 56.5
Rear Track (in) 58
Weight (Cwt) 34.75

Optional Extras

  • Fitted luggage (available from several sources)
  • Choice of Radiomobile radios with fitting kits
  • Underbody steel shields for adverse road conditions
  • Dunlop racing tyres
  • High-lift camshafts
  • C-type cylinder head
  • 2in H8 SU carburettors
  • Close-ratio gearbox
  • Chrome wheel rimbellishers for wheels
  • Dunlop Road Speed whitewall tyres
  • Sundym tinted windscreen
  • Thornton Powr-Lok differential
  • Chrome badge bar
  • Radiator blind
  • Oil bath air cleaner system
  • Straight-through exhaust system
  • High-ratio steering box
  • Wing mirrors
  • Witter tow bar
  • Cutaway rear spats to aid brake cooling
  • Ace turbo wheel trims

Chassis Numbers

Model Driver Side Chassis No. Commenced Number made
MK Vll Saloon RHD 710001 12753
MK Vll Saloon LHD 730001 8182
MK VllM Saloon RHD 722755 7245
MK VllM Saloon LHD 738184 2016

Mark VII Events

Lcconline

The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. Bringing together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products.

The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. Bringing together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products.

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The Restoration Show returns for its 5th year and we return with more advice and demonstrations that you may face restoring or maintaining your Jaguar. ...

The Restoration Show returns for its 5th year and we return with more advice and demonstrations that you may face restoring or maintaining your Jag...

Mark VII News

Cadwell Park Adam Powderham Pursues The Mid Field Pack

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

2015 Championship Main Image

There can be no nicer circuit than Oulton Park on a warm sunny day & that's what we woke up to. This was the final round of the championship with so much to win (or lose) for both class points & the overall championship.

There can be no nicer circuit than Oulton Park on a warm sunny day & that's what we woke up to. This was the final round of the championship with so much to win (or lose) for both class points & the overall championship.

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Model Contacts

Joachim Ernst Lausmann

Mark V11/1X Forum Co-ordinator

Tel: +49 6024 306 9051 @: mk7to9.jec@gmail.com