Not too long ago we discovered a rare and stately 1959 Jaguar MK IX (“mark nine” to us commoners) and posted some photos and a commentary about it which you can read here.
With the bearing of a Rolls and the sporting affect of the Jag that it is, it made a big impression on us but we’re not alone. Our friends at Bring A Trailer spotted this very car for sale on Craigslist for $11,000.
Seems like a bargain insofar you get so much for comparatively little but the truth is this kitty could use some work to bring it up to snuff. Still, we like to think that even as a quasi-static piece of sculpture, it has real charm. If you threw another $20K into it you might be able to drive it around and impress the punters.
One more, we present its sumptuous rear seating/dining area for your perusal.
We mentioned that Kim Novak drove one in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and found a still from the film to share. Our assumption is that Kim’s Madeleine character threw herself into the chilly waters beneath the Golden Gate Bridge because she just couldn’t deal with her Jag’s dodgy electrical system. Jimmy Stewart, who drove a ’56 DeSoto (see below) in the film, fished her out most gallantly.