[Saloon-lovers] Re: Mirrors on front wings

When I bought my '58 MK1 in 1969 it came with wing mirrors made by Desmo
(England). One nice thing was that they came with 4 mirrors (2 flat and 2
convex) so you could mount whichever you wanted. The other great feature
was that the bases were spring loaded into position. The mirror posts could
rotate in the fender and then spring back. The miror itself was locked to
the post after adjustment. I don’t know if they are still available but I
am certainly a satisfied customer. I wouldn’t mind having another set for
my MK2.

Mike Eck
'51 XK120 OTS
‘62 3.8 MK2 MOD (on the road again)
Jag-Lovers’ Picnic at
http://www.jagevents.com/event_view.php3?id=16-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Stephenson marks@trnpa.com

The
field of view is better with convex mirrors, but your depth perception is
compromised. If properly adjusted, and given some time for you to adjust to
them, the flat mirrors work well, too.

The worst thing about wing mirrors of either type is people bumping into
them. You find yourself staring back at yourself or the curb two lanes over
about a yard behind you is whizzing by. Of course, you can’t reach the
mirror to adjust it, so you have to drive blind until you reach a place to
adjust it.

I have these on my S-Type, the Desmos. Very common on Brit cars at that
time, but as said, you need the conver mirrors. I prefer them to door
mirrors any day, you need to move your eyes less, and don’t take your
eyes off the road so much.
Alastair Lauener
64 S-Type>When I bought my '58 MK1 in 1969 it came with wing mirrors made by Desmo

(England). One nice thing was that they came with 4 mirrors (2 flat and 2
convex) so you could mount whichever you wanted. The other great feature
was that the bases were spring loaded into position. The mirror posts could
rotate in the fender and then spring back. The miror itself was locked to
the post after adjustment. I don’t know if they are still available but I
am certainly a satisfied customer. I wouldn’t mind having another set for
my MK2.

Mike Eck
'51 XK120 OTS
‘62 3.8 MK2 MOD (on the road again)
Jag-Lovers’ Picnic at
http://www.jagevents.com/event_view.php3?id=16

If they have the elegantly simple design of the “stock” mirrors, I’d be
interested. Has anyone seen them available?

“Mark 1” Mark Stephenson
1952 XK120 Roadster #S673129 (w/XK140 engine and C head)
1958 3.4 Litre Saloon / 1984 XJ6 4.2L / 1985 XJ6 VDP / 1986 XJ6 VDP
Jaguar Club of Central Arizona (USA) – www.cableone.net/jcca----- Original Message -----
From: “Michael Eck” MichaelEck@att.net
To: saloons@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Saloon-lovers] Re: Mirrors on front wings

When I bought my '58 MK1 in 1969 it came with wing mirrors made by Desmo
(England). One nice thing was that they came with 4 mirrors (2 flat and 2
convex) so you could mount whichever you wanted. The other great feature
was that the bases were spring loaded into position. The mirror posts
could
rotate in the fender and then spring back. The miror itself was locked to
the post after adjustment. I don’t know if they are still available but I
am certainly a satisfied customer. I wouldn’t mind having another set for
my MK2.

Mike Eck
'51 XK120 OTS
‘62 3.8 MK2 MOD (on the road again)
Jag-Lovers’ Picnic at
http://www.jagevents.com/event_view.php3?id=16