Jaguar Fire Chief Car - 213

page last updated: 22 February 2017

 

 

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213

 

jaguar 2.4 litre

fire chief car


 

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A revamp of the Jaguar 2.4 litre saloon; now presented in Fire Brigade livery - I wonder how many fire chiefs in 1950s Britain got to drive Jaguars? Not that many I suspect.

The Jaguar Fire Chief's car was released in 1959 with no suspension and no seats. It is always red with a roof beacon and shield transfers (decals) on the doors. In 1961 it was updated to have seats and suspension and was renumbered 213s. You will see these with both turned hubs and spun hubs but this does not affect value.

Unfortunately the first one of these I got was a grim repaint, however I've been able to acquire this nice lightly playworn example with antenna still in place. That bloody bell has gone though, I only have one car with this roof sign where the bell remains unbroken. This example was typical of some older toys I've cleaned up for the pictures, it was covered in yellow tar from cigarette smoke. The cotton wool was really thick with it when I'd finished and my hands stank. The child who owned it was presumably pickled in the same way.

Red with turned hubs

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