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 Ratio7.6 to 1
BHP105
@ RPM4,600
Torque (lb ft)0
@ RPM0,000
FuellingTwin SU carbs
 Mark V 3.5 litre
Engine (cc)3,485
Bore and Stroke (mm)82 x 110
Compression Ratio7.2 to 1
BHP125
@ RPM4,500
Torque (lb ft)0
@ RPM0,000
FuellingTwin SU carbs

Engine Performance

 Mark V 2.5 litre
Top Speed87 mph
0 - 60 mph10.6 seconds
Fuel Consumption16 mpg
 Mark V 3.5 litre
Top Speed92 mph
0 - 60 mph9 seconds
Fuel Consumption17 mpg

Model Specifications

 Mark V 2.5 litre
Transmission4 speed manual
Wheel Size (in)18 wire
Suspension (Front)Beam axle, half elliptic leaf
Suspension (Rear)Live axle, half elliptic leaf
BrakesGirling - rod operated
 Mark V 3.5 litre
Transmission4 speed manual
Wheel Size (in)18 wire
Suspension (Front)Beam axle, half elliptic leaf
Suspension (Rear)Live axle, half elliptic leaf
BrakesGirling - 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

ModelDriver SideChassis No. CommencedNumber made
MarkV 2.5 SaloonRHD5200011481
MarkV 2.5 SaloonLHD527001180
MarkV 2.5 DHCRHD54000117
MarkV 2.5 DHCLHD54700112
MarkV 3.5 SaloonRHD6200015926
MarkV 3.5 SaloonLHD6270011905
MarkV 3.5 DHCRHD640001395
MarkV 3.5 DHCLHD64700157

Mark V Events

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Fans of historic motorsport of all eras have a treat in store over the May Bank Holiday weekend when race cars from the 1920s to the 1990s take to the track for the Donington Historic Festival (Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April)....

Fans of historic motorsport of all eras have a treat in store over the May Bank Holiday weekend when race cars from the 1920s to the 1990s take to ...

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In aid of the Prince Philip Trust Fund, we’re bringing the Jaguar community to Windsor in May 2017 for one of the largest ever displays of Jaguars, Daimlers and SS cars - and you can join us.

In aid of the Prince Philip Trust Fund, we’re bringing the Jaguar community to Windsor in May 2017 for one of the largest ever displays of Jaguars, Daimlers and SS cars - and you can join us.

Mark V News

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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.

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Model Contacts

Joachim Ernst Lausmann

Pushrod Forum Co-ordinator

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