Jaguar Mk5 wedding cars
The unique styling of the Jaguar Mk5 has made it one of Australia’s most popular wedding cars. The beautiful Art Deco curved lines, long sweeping running boards and full rear wheel spats (covers) are typical of the 1930 – 40s and give the Jaguar a vintage look even though it is a much newer car.
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Built between 1948 – 1951 the Jaguar Mk5 was a transition car built in the 1930s pre-World War II style on a more modern chassis that was developed for the amazing Jaguar XK120 sports cars built throughout the 1950’s. The Jaguar Mk5 sedans came with leather interiors with walnut burl timber coachwork that highlights the period charm and made the Jaguar a serious contender for the luxury British car market at a very reasonable price of just under £1200 which was less than a third of the price of a Rolls Royce or Bentley at the time which sold for over £4000.
Jaguar Mk5 saloons were styled as a much sportier car than either the Bentley or Rolls Royce of the time giving them a much sleeker look in photographs. They do appear to have slightly less head room but are comparable in other dimensions such as seat width and a surprising amount of leg room due to the deep seating position. The full rear wheel spats (or fender skirts) are a unique feature introduced on this model Jaguar as a standard fitting and adds to the wedding car appeal.
The Jaguar Mk5 saloons are a four passenger plus the driver sedan. Whilst four passengers is fine for a wedding party use we do recommend that you limit them to three passengers when used as a bridal car. The Jaguars mix and match well with other British classic cars such as Rolls Royce limousines as well as modern Chrysler limos to obtain the correct number of seats for your wedding party or to build a different set of cars to those that may have been used at a friend’s wedding.