Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ian's Jag

Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar Cars, recently had his dream car completed. It is a Mk 2 Jag with a much smoother look.
It has huge 17"wheels with flared guards and smooth bumpers with no chrome.
Mechanically, there is a 4.3 litre engine and 5 speed manual gearbox as well as appropriate mods to the suspension and brakes.
The chrome strips have all gone as he thought they interrupted the flowing lines. He has also removed the little park lights on top of the guards and smoothed them out.
At the rear it's all smoothness again, apart from those vents.
I've always liked the Mk 2, it has to be the best styled British saloon ever,in my opinion.
I certainly like some of the mods done here, but I must say I do like the rear better than the front.
I think it's those vents in the front bumper that don't quite look right to me.
The interior looks more modern, compared with.....
.... the original.
In case you have forgotten how the original looks outside, here is one with the steel disc wheels.
Most enthusiasts go for the chrome wire wheels, which I do like, but I actually don't mind the standard wheels as long as they have the chrome trims, or "rimbellishers" as Jaguar called them.

Time to get the gas axe and welding gear out, Max !

1 comment:

woody1946 said...

Santa has been notified Trev !!