It's hard to say whether $4.9k was a good buy or not. Upside is quite poor as the Mark IX is an unloved model, and parts are expensive and hard to come by. A Jag D-I-Y guy might do well with this car, but that's about it. Presentation was simple and honest, but with small photos and no documentation.
This car came out of a very wealthy estate. I don't have the time to restore it to what I feel it should have. The car is a right hand drive and is all original and even has the original radio in it. Seems as though everything works and starts and runs. The interior is in very nice condition and just needs a good cleaning and maybe to redye the seats since they have 43 three years on them, but there are no tears and the leather is still nice and soft. You won't find many right hand drives like this still in the US. If you have any questions the car is parked at GT Cars in Bloomington, Minnesota (John Natole) 952-884-3101 or Morrie Wilf 612-325-8222. We're offering this car at a very low reserve and once it's restored we understand the value could be up to $22,000.00 We also have the original owners and service manuals.
The interior is in very good condition as you can see by the pictures. Even the wood doesn't have to have any work done on it. The engine starts but a rod has gone thru the block and GT Cars said they have one they could replace for a reasonable price. The exterior has some surface rust and the right fender has some rust thru the base of the fender as you can see in the pictures. The gas lids have the springs loaded part sprung and need to be repaired. All in all it's a great car at a very low reserve. Great investment.