Mk4 Highway Cruiser
A new project at Finch Restorations is a 'Mk4 Highway Cruiser'. The base vehicle for this project is a 1948 Jaguar 'Mk4' 3.5 Litre Saloon.
However, this won't be a traditional restoration with a return to factory specifications. The Mk4's Victorian owner, a confirmed Jaguar enthusiast, also has a penchant for Ford V8 hot rods. A regular attendee of intrastate and interstate motoring events for both marques, the owner seeks a highway cruiser. While wanting the refined and stylish post-war Jaguar aesthetics, the owner also wants greater reliability, maintainability, and highway performance.
Originally painted in 'Suede Green' with a green interior, the Mk4 was delivered new to South Australia on 29 January 1948. Along with all the trappings of the era, the saloon originally includes a 3485cc straight six, four-speed transmission and mechanical brakes.
The Mk4 will therefore be undergoing a 'resto-mod' with upgraded driveline, brakes and suspension as we resurrect the post-WWII Jaguar and bring it into the twenty-first century. The original 'matching numbers' engine will be retained in the car's garage in case a future custodian wishes to reinstate the original pushrod engine.
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