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British Barn Find: 1964 Jaguar Mark X

For buyers seeking a British luxury sedan during the sixties decade, one very opulent choice was the Jaguar Mark X, which saw production beginning with the 1961 model and running through 1970.  The large size and distinctive lines looked sleek on the outside, but the car also featured some modern goodies you couldn’t see from the road such as independent rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes.  Unfortunately, the 1964 Mark X here on Facebook Marketplace has been immobile for quite some time and is in need of restoration, but if you’ve been looking for a Jag project maybe this one’s worth considering.  The British saloon is currently barned in Petoskey, Michigan, and comes with an asking price of $10,000.

Our thanks go out to Barn Finds reader JimA for his excellent tip here!  We get little information regarding how long the Mark has been stored or if it was running when parked, but I’m guessing whatever collided with the roof is probably the culprit that took this one off the road, or at least was a major contributor.  No details are provided about how this fate was suffered, and while I’ve successfully straightened some panels in my day this indention is way beyond anything I have ever attempted, and PDR won’t be an option here although some PBR might help soothe the endeavor.  It’s kind of hard to tell too many details about the rest of the body with all the barn crud on the surface, but the exterior does seem pretty much complete.

It appears the once elegant interior has fallen into a state of disarray, with extensive seat cracking and a hole in the driver’s side area that hopefully wasn’t made by critters.  Even though the dash panel is sort of a mess, most gauges appear to still be intact and in reasonably good cosmetic condition, but no word on whether or not they were functioning at the time storage began.

There’s also no mention if the inline 6 was operational when parked, but the engine bay seems to be in fairly good order with the seller indicating 9,157 miles of travel but the odometer has more than likely started over.  It’s going to take a considerable amount of effort to get there, but if you’ve got the know-how to make all those repairs I could envision a sharp Mark X once the work is completed.  What are your thoughts on this one?


  1. Nevada1/2rack Nevada1/2rack Member

    This is one nasty feral kitty, and the scratch is going to cause some serious hurt to whomever adopts it; in excellent condition it might bring $30,000.
    Maybe it’d be best to leave it in the barn to take care of the mice.

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  2. JohnfromSC

    Jag sedans in this condition aren’t typically realistic to restore. At this point, it’s a parts car worth $2K. There was recently a Mark IX that was innpieces that the owner tried to get $6.5K for with no takers. Price of that one is now $2K.

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    • TomP

      The car hobby is all about money anymore. I’ve never seen anything like it. Back when I was younger, someone would buy this car, clean it up, get it running, and make memories to last a lifetime. The days of having fun with a car are gone, because now it’s all about money.

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      • Darrell S Leland

        I’ve seen that change too over the years in the hobby. But in the case of a car like this it wouldn’t be so much resale value as the sheer cost and effort of making it nice again. The engine alone would cost ten grand to rebuild. Plus it demands very specialized service knowledge to work on one of these.

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