Mark V

From 1948 to 1950

Postwar, with Jaguar working on an entirely new luxury saloon, in the interim they needed a new model to maintain sales and capture new markets. This car was the Mark V, available as both a four-door saloon and a two-door drop head coupe. Using a new Jaguar designed chassis with independent front suspension, with the existing pushrod 6-cylinder engines (now actually produced in-house), the sculptured body was styled like the prewar cars but with flowing wings, flared in headlights and a better standard of trim - the car that was used to launch that famous Jaguar slogan - Grace…Space…and Pace. Announced in 1948 these cars stayed in production until 1950.

Model Summary

Model Type:

The Pushrod Cars

Production Dates:

1948 - 1950

Engine Range:

Mark V 2.5 litre

Mark V 3.5 litre

0 - 60 mph:

Mark V 2.5 litre - 10.6 seconds

Mark V 3.5 litre - 9 seconds

Top Speed:

Mark V 2.5 litre - 87 mph

Mark V 3.5 litre - 92 mph

Mark V Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

  Mark V 2.5 litre
Engine (cc) 2,663
Bore and Stroke (mm) 73 x 106
Compression Ratio 7.6 to 1
BHP 105
@ RPM 4,600
Torque (lb ft) 0
@ RPM 0,000
Fuelling Twin SU carbs
  Mark V 3.5 litre
Engine (cc) 3,485
Bore and Stroke (mm) 82 x 110
Compression Ratio 7.2 to 1
BHP 125
@ RPM 4,500
Torque (lb ft) 0
@ RPM 0,000
Fuelling Twin SU carbs

Engine Performance

  Mark V 2.5 litre
Top Speed 87 mph
0 - 60 mph 10.6 seconds
Fuel Consumption 16 mpg
  Mark V 3.5 litre
Top Speed 92 mph
0 - 60 mph 9 seconds
Fuel Consumption 17 mpg

Model Specifications

  Mark V 2.5 litre
Transmission 4 speed manual
Wheel Size (in) 18 wire
Suspension (Front) Beam axle, half elliptic leaf
Suspension (Rear) Live axle, half elliptic leaf
Brakes Girling - rod operated
  Mark V 3.5 litre
Transmission 4 speed manual
Wheel Size (in) 18 wire
Suspension (Front) Beam axle, half elliptic leaf
Suspension (Rear) Live axle, half elliptic leaf
Brakes Girling - rod operated

Model Dimensions

  Mark V 2.5 litre
Length (in) 186
Width (in) 66
Height (in) 61
Wheelbase (in) 120
Front Track (in) 54
Rear Track (in) 56
Weight (Cwt) 32
  Mark V 3.5 litre
Length (in) 186
Width (in) 66
Height (in) 61
Wheelbase (in) 120
Front Track (in) 54
Rear Track (in) 56
Weight (Cwt) 32.5

Optional Extras

  • Ace wheel rimbellishers
  • Unique exterior colour schemes
  • Chromium plated badge bar
  • Radio installation
  • Fitted luggage for boot area
  • Leaper mascot for radiator grille top
  • Chromium plated wing mirrors
  • Whitewall tyres

Chassis Numbers

Model Driver Side Chassis No. Commenced Number made
MarkV 2.5 Saloon RHD 520001 1481
MarkV 2.5 Saloon LHD 527001 180
MarkV 2.5 DHC RHD 540001 17
MarkV 2.5 DHC LHD 547001 12
MarkV 3.5 Saloon RHD 620001 5926
MarkV 3.5 Saloon LHD 627001 1905
MarkV 3.5 DHC RHD 640001 395
MarkV 3.5 DHC LHD 647001 57

Mark V Events

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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...

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The Techno Classica, Essen is the premier indoor classic event of the year in Europe. Not many events can boast the scale and standard this show can. Come along and join us as we host our annual Club stand and enjoy this fantastic event.

The Techno Classica, Essen is the premier indoor classic event of the year in Europe. Not many events can boast the scale and standard this show can. Come along and join us as we host our annual Club stand and enjoy this fantastic event.

Mark V News

1948 Jaguar Mk Iv 1

Jaguar sold 67 years ago is bought back by the family at recent Brooklands Classic Car Auction.

Jaguar sold 67 years ago is bought back by the family at recent Brooklands Classic Car Auction.

Mark V White
Mkv Drophead

Model Contacts

Joachim Ernst Lausmann

Pushrod Forum Co-ordinator

Tel: +44 01425 612669 @: pushrod.jec@gmail.com