Mark VIII

From 1958 to 1959

In 1958 the Mark VIII was introduced as an interim model, initially listed alongside the Mark VIIM. With a revised interior, more prominent radiator grille and chrome trim and the option of two-tone exterior paintwork, the car also stayed in production alongside its replacement, the Mark IX, until 1959.

 

Model Summary

Model Type:

Mark VII to IX Saloons

Production Dates:

1958 - 1959

Engine Range:

Mark VIII 3.4 Litre Saloon

0 - 60 mph:

11.6 seconds

Top Speed:

106.5 mph

Mark VIII Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

  Mark VIII 3.4 Litre Saloon
Engine (cc) 3442
Bore and Stroke (mm) 83 x 106
Compression Ratio 8:1 (7:1 optional)
BHP 210
@ RPM 5500
Torque (lb ft) 216
@ RPM 3000
Fuelling 2x SU carbs

Engine Performance

  Mark VIII 3.4 Litre Saloon
Top Speed 106.5 mph
0 - 60 mph 11.6 seconds
Fuel Consumption 17-22 mpg

Model Specifications

  Mark VIII 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 VIII 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) 36

Optional Extras

  • Fitted luggage (available from several sources)
  • Choice of Radiomobile radios with fitting kits
  • Underbody steel shield for adverse road conditions
  • Dunlop racing tyres
  • High-lift camshafts
  • C-type cylinder head
  • 2in H* 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
  • High-ratio steering box
  • Wing mirrors
  • Witter tow bar
  • Ace Turbo wheel trims

Chassis Numbers

Model Driver Side Chassis No. Commenced Number made
MK Vlll Saloon RHD 760001 4644
MK Vlll Saloon LHD 780001 1688

Mark VIII 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.

Pcrs Logo

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 VIII 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.

Markv111Main 2
Gs3 Hawthorn Run

Model Contacts

Joachim Ernst Lausmann

Mark V11/1X Forum Co-ordinator

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