|I like the styling of the XJ40 series of XJ6. |
Unfortunately they were produced in an era when Jaguar was struggling with build quality.
This is a 1989 Daimler with the all alloy AJ6 4.0 litre six.
|This 2008 Jaguar has the 4.2 litre V8.|
|Toyota Coronas were a popular model. |
Nearest the camera is a 1983 1770cc version, with a 1988 1995cc Amon model, behind.
The Amon was a standard model with suspension tuned to local conditions by NZ racing driver, Chris Amon.
|1984 Toyota Cressida, a popular model in NZ|
1983 Holden Camira, not so much !
|Mercedes Benz's big coupes were well proportioned and sold reasonably well world-wide,|
although I feel they were a little impractical.
|The big Rovers in 3.0 litre form were smooth, if not so fast saloons, |
but the P5B with the 3.5 litre Buick sourced V8 was a speedy limousine.
This is a 1973 version.
|The Jaguar Mk VII was and still is, a large, high speed saloon.|
|Predecessor to the MkVII was the Mk V.|
This is a superbly restored 1951 model.
|Vauxhall's big sedan, was the Cresta. |
A fairly plain sedan with bench front seat and 3 speed column change and utilizing the same engine as the above Victor.
|Like a stretched Austin Cambridge, the Austin Westminster was only bigger, forward of the windscreen, to accommodate the 2.6 litre, 6 cylinder BMC C series engine.|