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1958 Jaguar
Jaguar Mark VIII
1958 Jaguar Mark VIII

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1958 Jaguar
1958 Jaguar Mark VIII

Information on Jaguar Mark VIII

There were 6332 Mark VIII produced. Similar to the Mark VII sedans but slightly heavier, more power, one-piece windshield, 2-tone paint, more luxurious interior trim; 210 bhp, drum brakes and Borg-Warner automatic transmission. Specifications: Length - 196.5 inches; Wheelbase - 120 inches; Weight - 4030 lbs. About $5000 US new.

Jaguar MkVIII 1956-59
In-line six-cylinder,cast iron block, alloy head, hemispherical combustion chambers
Bore x stroke = 83x106mm
Capacity = 3,442cc
Valves = Twin ohc, one inlet, one exhaust
Compression ratio = 7:1 (8:1 optional)
Carburettors = Two 1.75in HD SUs
Power = 210bhp at 5,500rpm
Torque = 216lb ft at 3,000rpm

Four-speed manual (optional overdrive) or three-speed automatic
Final drive = hypoid semi-floating Salisbury 4HA

Wishbones, torsion bars, anti-roll bar
Live rear axle with semi-elliptic springs
Steering = Burman recirculating ball

Girling 12-inch (305mm) drums with servo

Pressed steel bolt-on 16-inch (406mm) with 5K rim

Separate steel body and chassis

LENGTH: = 16ft 4 1/2in (5m)
WIDTH: = 6ft 1 in (1.85m)
HEIGHT: = 5ft 3in (1.6m)
WEIGHT: = 36cwt (1,8430kg)
MAX SPEED: = 106mph (171kph) = 0-60mph (97kph) in 11.6 seconds

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