My dad’s dream car was a Jaguar Mark X, one year for his birthday my mum, as a joke, gave him a Corgi Mark X. I wonder if my increased interest in collecting diecasts is connected with my father passing away in 2011.
I would love to find a Corgi Mark X. Another Jaguar connected to my childhood is the Mark II Police Car. When I was around three years old, my father’s Anglia broke down and we were given a lift in a Jaguar Police Car, I think this made quite an impression on me.
I have a model from DeAgostini of a 1959 Jaguar Mark II (scale 1:43) in their series of Police Cars of the World.
I have 27 Jaguars in my collection. If someone wants to get me a present and they know I like diecasts, I tell them to get “Jaguar or Porsche”, unless they should get me a Cayenne , they can’t go wrong…
Irma gave me this XJS Convertible from New Ray for my last birthday.
Most of my Jaguar models were made in the Far East (China, Malaysia and Thailand) but I do have a Matchbox Model of Yesteryear 1936 Jaguar SS100, which was made at the Lesney Factory in England.