The Jag Mk10 was a really exotic car and huge too. There was one parked on
the street near where I live for years - slowly rotting away sadly, but it
a few knocks from passing traffic just because it was so wide. I wonder
how many people bought them and the couldn't fit them in the garage?
Later on Jaguar re-badged this car as the 420G and brought out the 420
which is a hybrid between the Mk10 and the S Type, in effect it has the same
profile as the Mk10, but is a foot narrower. I owned a 420 badged as a
Daimler Sovereign and even cut down it was still a huge car.
Corgi and Dinky both made this car and it is a good opportunity to put Corgi & Dinky head to head. Corgi
go one up because they open the bonnet, Dinky go one-up because their
car is more finely modelled - but It's not a case of Corgi winning, but
Dinky losing - just look at the way the boot fits on the Dinky - not at
all. Time and again Dinky produce fine modelling which is let down by
poor engineering standards and bad manufacturing. Look at the way the
edges of the moulds are visible on the sides of the car - however having
a version of the real thing - it IS the Dinky that has captured the
nature of the car.
Dinky made the car from 1962 to 1968 in pale blue metallic and
mid blue metallic, both with red seats. The mid-blue gets a small
premium on price. They should have a suitcase in the boot (Corgi had
two). There are also some South African issues from 1963 which if mint
in their bi-lingual English/Afrikaans boxes are worth serious money.
Colours for the SA Jags are: ivory, avocado and pale blue.
This Dinky was sourced in January 2011 from a private collection in