Yes, Mark 1s were incredibly overbuilt cars. Jaguar had no idea how strong a
monocoque needed to be and they didn’t take any chances. The much airier
Mark 2s were the result of their experience.
I’ve heard that in the sixties and seventies many a Mark 1 met its demise in
banger racing (a full contact race with a demolition derby tacked on at the
end for good measure) because of their strength.
“Mark 1” Mark Stephenson Phoenix, AZ
52 XK120 S673129; 59 Mark 1; 84, 85, 86, 95 XJ6-----Original Message-----
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Probably my mistake… I “sorta read” the post, remembered it being about
a Saloon, figured it was a “II” instead of a “I”… No worries, Mate. ;-}
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Mk I I hope or else I made a typo (nothing new there) the
car was raced by Paul Frere I think.