A beautiful barn-type find from the Central Coast of California. This ’58 Jaguar MkI Saloon is in the exact condition you’d expect after sitting for 60 years. The lister (probably not the original owner) could use to show us more pictures of the delicate parts and undercarriage. If this kar is as nice as it appears, it’s an excellent candidate for either a professional or hobby restoration.
It looks like most, if not all the interior wood pieces are present and the delicate steering wheel looks ready to turn again. This example is claimed to have the larger 3.4L 6-cylinder engine. Like all old British cars, the Mk1s were plagued by electrical and mechanical gremlins. Even then, it was a competitive race car. Mark I 3.4-litre saloons competed successfully in many rallies, touring car, and saloon car races, notable drivers including Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Tommy Sopwith, and Roy Salvadori.