by Doug Breithaupt
1948 XK120 Roadster - Matchbox (Premier Edition)
In the early 1950's the XK120 was the sports car to have. Everyone else was playing catch-up. Clark Gable had one. This Premier version by Matchbox is perfect in BRG with a tan interior.
|1957 'D' type - Matchbox|
The 'D' type brought Jaguar three Le Mans victories and an image as a winner. Matchbox offered two versions of the 'D' type, this is the second. For a generation of children, this model represented English glory on the track.
1964 'E' type Roadster - Johnny Lightning
A recent color addition, JL has finally done their 'E' type in perfect colors. What could be better than BRG and biscuit for this icon of British sports cars. The 'E' type is just as sexy today and this one is the best yet in 1:64.
|1968 XJ13 concept - Hot Wheels|
The car that might have been - should have been, a rival for the Lamborghini Miura, Ford GT40 and Ferrari 250LM. Instead, the XJ13 became a sad footnote in Jaguar history. Thank goodness Hot Wheels saw fit to produce this beautiful body in 1:64 scale.
|XJ-SR by Tomica
Tomica did an excellent version of the Tom Walkinshaw Racing XJ-SR in correct racing colors. The model is the same as the stock XJ-S produced by Tomica. The real race cars was quite successful in European racing.
|XJ-S by Corgi|
Large graphics and a 'Leaper' on the Bonnet were offered on the Corgi XJ-S model. A companion model of the XJ40 (below) sported the same colors.
|XJ40 by Corgi
The XJ40 replaced the long-lived series I-III XJ6 and XJ12 models from Jaguar (1968-86, done by Corgi, Guisval, Summer and Ertl). The XK40 was considered a bit too bland in style by many. This model was also done by Matchbox, Siku and Majorette.
|XJ220 by Matchbox (Premier Edition)|
Jaguar's 220 mph super car was to have a V12 but instead came with a twin-turbo V6. A class win at Le Mans was disqualified on a technicality. Matchbox offered the XJ220 in their regular and premier lines for many years.
|XJ220 by Maisto
Maisto also offered the XJ220 in BRG. This is a decent casting in search of better wheels.
|XK8 Cabriolet by Matchbox|
The XK8 replaced the XJS as Jags sport/GT model. Matchbox offered the Cabriolet in a variety of colors including this tasteful BRG version