[collectibles] Fw: estates

Just a quickie one of the jag dealers yorkshire way did a XJ40 estate
which I have a photo of Lynx did an XJ40/X300 which was all hush hush
either they were doing it for jaguar or to present to jaguar chris
keith-lucas would be best person to talk to Lynx also did an XJS decked
out by son of one the famous artist family name pavlova or something and
showed it at Geneva. The car was confiscated as the family name was
registered. They did a superb catalog for it these were confiscated I
believe but some escaped I have one

MK 7-9 I would guess at 10-20 as being more on the mark tony gaze stood on
the roof of a MK 7 at silverstone one year circa 57 at least 6 hearses. I
must admit I was not aware of MK 5. Then there are utes/ tray backs even a
MK 4 but alas no XK’s then there are panel vans even the factory had an
SS2 panel van there are fire engines but I will stop here

PS that was’nt a joke

hello Ian

regards terry

Hi Terry,

Good to hear from you again.

As you say, lots out there and Roland Urban’s book makes clear how wide the
range and variety is. However, I was deliberately focusing only on estates
in my earlier mail as that was the prime thrust of Davy McAlister’s original
query. I know, for example, of only one Mark VII/VIII/IX hearse that was
subsequently re-converted to an estate. To comment on your other specifics:

The Mark 5 estate was converted from a coupe and reviewed in an article in
the 14 August 1957 issue of Motor.

I think the Yorkshire dealer’s XJ 40 estate is the one JEC are using for the
air-con series in their magazine at the moment. An earlier estate, on an XJ
Series 3 base, was also commissioned in Yorkshire (my home county!).

I had heard about the Lynx X300 estate, but my understanding was that it
never got beyond the concept stage - I’ll ask. I have a memory (can’t find
the papers at the moment) that the one-off Eventer was badged as Gucci -
until (as you say) they were told to unbadge it sharpish. Seemingly, the
side of the family who ordered and authorised the car, did not clear it with
the others - who got miffed!

You say “no XKs” but there was a flurry of correspondence about estate
conversions in Jaguar Driver during the summer of 1993. The two XKs I
mentioned in my earlier mail were both featured, with photographs.

Best regards,

Ian----- Original Message -----
From: “Terry McGrath” mcgrath1@bigpond.net.au
To: collectibles@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 1:51 PM
Subject: [collectibles] Fw: estates

Just a quickie one of the jag dealers yorkshire way did a XJ40 estate
which I have a photo of Lynx did an XJ40/X300 which was all hush hush
either they were doing it for jaguar or to present to jaguar chris
keith-lucas would be best person to talk to Lynx also did an XJS decked
out by son of one the famous artist family name pavlova or something and
showed it at Geneva. The car was confiscated as the family name was
registered. They did a superb catalog for it these were confiscated I
believe but some escaped I have one

MK 7-9 I would guess at 10-20 as being more on the mark tony gaze stood on
the roof of a MK 7 at silverstone one year circa 57 at least 6 hearses. I
must admit I was not aware of MK 5. Then there are utes/ tray backs even a
MK 4 but alas no XK’s then there are panel vans even the factory had an
SS2 panel van there are fire engines but I will stop here

PS that was’nt a joke

hello Ian

regards terry