1948 MKIV Jaguar Sports Saloon

1948 MKIV Jaguar Sports Saloon returns home

A classic 1948 MKIV Jaguar Sports Saloon, first owned by Arthur Whittaker (deputy chairman of Jaguar Cars), has returned home, after being picked up by his granddaughters. After 67 years, it has been brought back into the family.


Arthur’s four grandchildren – Lucy, Sally, Sarah and Charlotte – coincidently discovered the Jaguar’s up and coming sales auction and decided to get down to the auction and fight off rival bidders.


Lucy will be returning this beautiful classic to her family home in Kenilworth, not far from where it was originally manufactured.


The car’s interior was given a full restoration job in 1982 by specialist, David Davenport. David brought the car back to its glory years. Trimmed in Pigskin hide with a walnut dashboard, the Jaguar MKIV was one of the last ever made.


“Once we discovered grandad’s Jaguar was for sale, we just had to go and see it”, said Sally. “We had no intention of buying it, but sitting in it before the sale brought back so many fond memories of family outings in his cars that we decided we just had to bid for it,” Lucy goes onto say.

“We’d never bought a thing at auction before, but were determined to take it home if we could afford to,” added her sister Lucy. “It was all a bit of a whirlwind and suddenly, the hammer came down and it was ours.”

Lucy refuses to allow this classic to become a museum piece, stating “it’s just too lovely to be locked away”. We fully agree.