Latest Jaguar Die-cast Models available from Keith Powell
With the NEC Classic Car Show only two weeks away now, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2013, it’s time for me to bring all you Jaguar model car collectors up to date with what models have recently been released and one’s that are due to be released before the New Year.
In stock now are the two Paragon 1/18 scale models of the Jaguar XJ6 S1 2.8 1971 in Regency Red and the Jaguar XJ6 S1 4.2 1968 in Sable Brown, the car Sir William Lyon’s drove. The XJ6, which was launched in 1968, is one of the most significant cars in the history of the Jaguar marque. In many ways it reinvented the brand originally conceived as the replacement for the Mkll. The XJ6 remained in production, in Series II and then Series III form up until 1992. It was powered by the 2.8 and 4.2 litre versions of the six-pot XK engine, which had seen previous usage in the E-Type. This gave the car pretty decent performance even by today’s standards, while a sophisticated fully independent suspension system made for a very smooth ride.
Paragon are releasing a further 1/18 scale model of the XJ6 in December and this will be the 2.8 1971 car, RHD in white. They are also doing a LHD version, but I have only ordered the RHD version. Incidentally, the Sable Brown model of the XJ6 has been a great success on the model toy circuit since its release, so much so that it has completely sold out at most of the UK distributors. I still have some of these models, so don’t be disappointed and miss out on a wonderful model.
Also still in stock are the very sought after Auto Art 1/18 scale models of the Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Coupe’s and Roadster’s, available in Black, Carmen Red, Cream, Silver and British Racing Green.
Recently released models are four Jaguar X-Types in 1/43 scale by a company called Premier X. There are two Saloon versions and two Estate versions, in four different colours, black, green, metallic blue and silver. This is the first detailed model of the X-Type in 1/43 scale that has been released and it makes you wonder, considering how long the X-Type has been out and now no longer being made, as to why Auto Art or Minichamps haven’t brought the model out before now. There has been a cheaper model made but not as good as these Premier X models. I am now waiting for them to bring out a good 1/43 scale model of the S-Type, and I wonder how long we will have to wait for one to be produced.
This same company, Premier X, have the F-Type due out in three colours in the 1/43 scale and I am hoping for these to be with me soon, but I am not holding my breath, as I have had to wait a couple of years for the X-Types. I have already had collectors pre-ordering the F-Types, so I expect these models to sell well when they are released.
IXO have just released a number of Jaguar models in 1/43 scale with others to follow in the coming months leading up to Christmas. In stock now is the Jaguar E-Type 1961 Coupe in red, the first E-Type sold in Luxembourg, the Jaguar XKR-S 2010 in British Racing Green, with the Italia Racing Red version sold out (although I have more on order), the Jaguar XF-R saloon 2010 in black, the Jaguar XK140 convertible 1956 in red and the Jaguar XJ saloon 2011 in Rhodium Silver Metallic.
I am hoping to have for the NEC show two further models, newly released, one is the XF-R saloon 2010 in white and the Jaguar XJ saloon 2011 in Stratus Grey Metallic.
Two other manufacturers that I have only recently this year ordered models from are releasing 1/43 scale models of the 1954 Jaguar XK120 Ghia Supersonic in maroon and the stretched Wilcox Jaguar XJ X135 Limo, RHD, 6 door in black, 2013 car. Again all being well I should have these for the NEC show too.
If you can make it to the show then you will find me in Hall 18. If you can’t make the show and there are models you would like, or wish to discuss, then do please contact me. I know some of the models that have already been released are now sold out or are in short supply, and some models due to be released are also in short supply, with some of my orders having now been curtailed! So don’t be disappointed with missing out, add to your collection now!
Useful links for collectors of Jaguar Scale Models
Keith Powell specialises in new diecast Jaguar scale models and has a large stock from top manufacturers, such as, Auto Art, Spark, NEO, Oxford Die Cast and Minichamps. All scales in stock, including 1/76, 1/32, 1/43, 1/24 and 1/18. Contact Keith for details of new releases, mail order sales, or a list of future events he will be attending.
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