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 Ratio8:1 (7:1 optional)
BHP160
@ RPM5200
Torque (lb ft)195
@ RPM2500
Fuelling2x SU carbs
 Mark VIIM 3.4 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc)3442
Bore and Stroke (mm)83 x 106
Compression Ratio8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP190
@ RPM5500
Torque (lb ft)203
@ RPM3000
Fuelling2x SU carbs

Engine Performance

 Mark VII 3.4 Litre Saloon
Top Speed101 mph
0 - 60 mph13.7 seconds
Fuel Consumption17.6 mpg
 Mark VIIM 3.4 Litre Saloon
Top Speed102 mph
0 - 60 mph13.6 seconds
Fuel Consumption17-24 mpg

Model Specifications

 Mark VII 3.4 Litre Saloon
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro)
Wheel Size (in)16, steel
Suspension (Front)Ind wishbone, torsion bar
Suspension (Rear)Live axle, leaf spring
Brakes4-wheel drum
 Mark VIIM 3.4 Litre Saloon
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro) BW 3-speed auto
Wheel Size (in)16, steel
Suspension (Front)Ind wishbone, torsion bar
Suspension (Rear)Live axle, leaf springs
Brakes4-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

ModelDriver SideChassis No. CommencedNumber made
MK Vll SaloonRHD71000112753
MK Vll SaloonLHD7300018182
MK VllM SaloonRHD7227557245
MK VllM SaloonLHD7381842016

Mark VII Events

Trackday 2

Ever thought of trying your car on the track or just want to experience the thrill in the hands of a professional tutor?Well now you can!...

Ever thought of trying your car on the track or just want to experience the thrill in the hands of a professional tutor?Well now you can!...

Jaguar Xkss In Front Of The Jaguar Classic Stand Chris Gage

The 2017 Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Annual General Meeting at Jaguar Cars Limited, Castle Bromwich facility, Castle Vale, Birmingham, West Midlands.

The 2017 Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club Annual General Meeting at Jaguar Cars Limited, Castle Bromwich facility, Castle Vale, Birmingham, West Midlands.

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