CLASSIC 1960 JAGUAR MK IX SALOON – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 719 – Being in Malibu, Fireball reveals a ton of cars into today’s episode, including a Classic 1960 Jaguar MK IX Saloon.

CLASSIC 1960 JAGUAR MK IX SALOON – The 1960 Jaguar Mark IX (pronounced mark nine) is a large luxury saloon car produced by Jaguar Cars between 1959 and 1961.

It replaced the previous Mark VIII.

The 1960 Jaguar Mark IX was popular as a ceremonial car for state dignitaries.

When Charles de Gaulle paid a state visit to Canada in 1960, the official cars for the motorcade were 1960 Jaguar Mark IX Jags, rather than Cadillacs or Lincolns.

The British Queen Mother had a 1960 Jaguar Mark IX which was progressively upgraded to be externally identical to the later Mark IX. The Nigerian government bought forty Mark IXs, painted in the Nigerian state colours of green and white. 

The large Jaguars of the 1950s were sufficiently popular in western Africa that “Jagwah” survives as a colloquialism for “smart man-about-town”.

In the luxury car market, the 1960 Jaguar Mk IX was very competitively priced, selling for ₤1995 with manual gearbox, ₤2063 with overdrive, and ₤2163 with automatic transmission, which was less than half the price of similar competitors.

A car with automatic transmission tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1958 had a top speed of 114.4 mph and could accelerate from 0–60 mph in 11.3 seconds.

A fuel consumption of 15.2 miles per imperial gallon was recorded.

In addition, the Mark IX attained 30 mph in 4 seconds, and 100 mph in 32.5 secs.

It covered the standing mile in less than 31 secs.

Autocar magazine tested a 1960 Jaguar Mk IX Automatic in its Used Cars on the Road series, number 200, published in the edition dated 14 December 196

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