Jaguar MkVIIM (Queen Mother), Claret Metallic
1:76 scale means that this is 76 times smaller than the full sized vehicle(s)
Packed: 8.6cm x 5.3cm x 4.6cm ( L x W x H ) Unpacked: 6.5cm x 2.5cm x 2cm ( L x W x H ) Excludes shipping carton It was the Mark VII model which put Jaguar on the map as a manufacturer of high-performance luxury saloons. This was the car that William Lyons had always intended the XK engine for, and after small-scale production of the XK120 sports car for two years, the Mark VII saloon followed in October 1950. With the twin overhead camshaft 3.4 litre engine developing 160 bhp, the Mark VII had a top speed of 101 mph (163 km/h) and was the fastest production saloon car in the world at the time.
Although one would not think so, the Mark VII was even successful in competition, and for some years dominated the touring car races at Silverstone, driven by among others Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn.
The Mark VII attracted some famous customers, none more so than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who took delivery of this car in 1955, finished in a special metallic version of the Royal colour Claret.
She kept the car for her private motoring until 1973 at which time it came back to Jaguar and it is now in the care of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust.
WARNING: Adult Collectible Scale Model Not suitable for children under 14 years.