Keith Powell Provides an Update on Jaguar Diecast Models at the Cotswold Jaguar Festival, Sudeley Castle, on Saturday 21st May 2016
The Jaguar E-Type Lightweight
The Jaguar factory wanted to emulate the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight successes with the C-Type and the D-Type and after failure of the Low Drag Coupe, 12 Lightweights were commissioned by Jaguar. PARAGON models plan to produce all the Lightweight E-Types, with the first three now released in 1/18 scale. These were the models planned for release last year and are now in stock.
The Cunningham Jaguar E-Type Lightweight, ref no. 5115 WK and car number #15 is the car the Briggs Cunningham and Bob Grossman team drove to 9th place in 1963 at the Le Mans 24hr race.
Registration number 86 PJ is the Tommy Atkins Jaguar E-Type Lightweight, car number #44 that Roy Salvadori drove to second place in the 1963 Silverstone International G.T. Race.
The third car is the John Coombs Jaguar E-Type Lightweight, reg.no. 4 WPD and car number #47 that Graham Hill drove to victory in the 1963 Sussex Trophy at Goodwood.
In 1964 Jaguar had planned to build 18 original Jaguar Lightweights, but only the 12 were made. Now 50 years on, the missing 6 have been produced and six people now own one of the rarest cars in the world. A replica 1/18 scale model of this car is due for release later this year by PARAGON, along with a further two Lightweights. These models are the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Continuation in gunmetal, the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Quale, no. #23 Sebrin and the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Coombs, Reg. No 4 WPD in red.
Also now released by Paragon are the two 1/18 scale models of the Jaguar XJ6 S1 2.8 1971 RHD in white and in British Racing Green. These two models are in stock.
Listed for release later this year are four more Paragon models. The Daimler 250 V8 1967 RHD in English White and British Racing Green and the Jaguar Mk ll 3.8 1962 RHD in Carmen Red and Gunmetal.
I am still awaiting CULT models to release their 1/18 scale models of the Jaguar XJR/XJ40 1990 in red metallic, the Jaguar XK120 OTS Spyder Cabriolet, 1964 RHD in black and the Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe, 1963 in silver. There is a possibility that one or two of these cars may be released before the Cotswold event.
Matrix have now released two further 1/43 scale models of the Daimler Double Six ‘Martin Walter’ Sports in blue and the Jaguar 420 ‘Harold Radford’ Convertible 1967 in silver. The Matrix model of the Daimler DB18 DHC ‘Winston Churchill’ 1938 in black and silver due for release later this year.
The company called Premier X have listed for release a 1/43 scale model of the Jaguar XJS Shooting Brake (Eventer), 1983 in green and I am also awaiting the release of a model of the Jaguar F-Pace, 2016 in the launch colour of blue.
Amongst other recent releases are the following Oxford Diecast models of the Jaguar V12 Sll E-Type Coupe in British Racing Green, the Daimler 250 Convertible in British Racing Green and the Daimler 250 in white with a red soft top.
For all of you who have met me and have enquired at some of the Jaguar events and the Toy Fairs regarding a 1/18 scale model of the F-Type, I can tell you that Auto Art are releasing the Jaguar F-Type Coupe in four different colours later in the year.
If you want any further information on any of these models or on other diecast Jaguar and Daimler models, then do contact me on email – firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 01536 529183 and 07739 131178
If you go into the following website you can see pictures from the catalogue.
www.ayrey.co.uk – bring up the page and click Retail Enquiries. Then browse catalogue will come up with a lot of different model manufacturers. Go to Paragon and go through the cars until you come to the Lightweight E-Types.