In reply to a message from Terry McGrath sent Thu 12 May 2011:
I’ve had a glance at John Clucas’s ‘Forerunners of Jaguar’ book.
It’s an excellent book and if any one misses the 500 copies
deadline, Ian Mullins found copies being sold in the Williamstown
I mention this as I have just spoken to him and he has a wealth
of knowledge and experience with DHCs, mainly on MK IVs as Mk Vs
don’t float our boat.
There is indeed a picture in the book of a Mk V DHC at Brysons with
what appears to be a zipped in window.
Ian is adamant that Mk IVs didn’t have zipped windows.
It’s worth remembering that Jaguars came out ot Brysons over a
long sea voyage and many had to be stripped back to bare metal and
repainted before sale due to weather damage to the paint.
In this sort of case a hood may also have needed replacing.
Brysons also sold second hand Jaguars.
My MK VII sold new though Brysons was repainted a different colour
Could you give us some indication of how the zipper arrangement
worked on a fully lined hood?
Did it have a separate inside zipper for the hood lining?–
The original message included these comments:
absolutely definetly the MKV DHC had a zipped rear window that with one zip
allowed it to be folded down into box area behind back seat.
The MKIV DHC had the same system.
There are some exceptionally good photos in the Book that I put together
titled ‘‘The forerunners of Jaguars’’ it has 51 pages devoted to the MKV Drop
book as we only printed 500 copies and it will never be reprinted there are
satill a few remaining.
Ed Nantes SS
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