Keith Powell brings you some good news on new Diecast Jaguar Models listed for release in 2015.
Most of you will have read in the past few months or so in articles published in the JEC magazine about Jaguar E-Type Lightweights. The first featured an article by Ed McDonough of his personal account on the cars and in the following months magazine Paul Skilleter wrote a historical article on the revival of the Lightweights.
In this article concerning the collecting of Diecast model Jaguars, I would like to let all of you who collect Jaguar models know of a number of 1/18 scale and 1/43 scale models listed for release during 2015. Some of these models have never appeared before in the 1/18 scale and they should prove very popular and very collectable models for those of you who have this hobby. To my knowledge one of the companies, Cult Models, who are issuing three 1/18 scale models have never brought out Jaguars before. This company being new to me also.
Let me firstly deal with the 1/18 scale models, before I make mention of some 1/43 scale models. I’ve made mention of the E-Type Lightweights so I will take you out of suspense and tell you what is listed for release this year. Paragon, the company that brought out in 2013/14 the Jaguar XJ6 models in Sable and Regency Red, and have this year released the two Daimler 250 V8, 1967, RHD, models in Black and Regency Maroon, plus a Jaguar MkII 3.8 1962 RHD in Opalescent Silver Blue are releasing this year, three Jaguar E-Type Lightweights in 1/18 scale. The models being the Tommy Atkins Jaguar E-Type Lightweight, Reg.no 86 PJ, number 44 which Roy Salvadori drove to second place in the 1963 Silverstone International Grand Prix race. Roy Salvadori was one of the most successful drivers of the Lightweight E-Types and he was regularly behind the wheel of Tommy Atkins car, 86 PJ.
The next model listed for release is the John Coombs Jaguar E-Type Lightweight, Reg no 4 WPD, number 47 which Graham Hill drove to victory in the 1963 Sussex Trophy at Goodwood. John Coombs car 4WPD, was the first competition E-Type.
The final Lightweight for release is the Cunningham Jaguar E-Type Lightweight, Reg no 5115 WK and number 15 which Briggs Cunningham and Bob Grossman drove to 9th place in the 1963 Le Mans 24hr race.
American Sportsman and Jaguar distributor Briggs Cunningham had entered a team of three lightweight E-Types at Le Mans in 1963. The cars were numbered 14, 15 and 16 which corresponded with their Reg No’s 5114 WK, 5115 WK and 5116 WK. All these cars were fitted with a ZF gearbox, giving the car an advantage of five gears. Car number 14 (5114 WK) retired in the first hour of the race with gearbox problems. After nearly four and half hours into the race an Aston Martin being driven by Bruce McLaren developed a serious engine problem resulting in a large amount of oil being deposited on the racing surface. Roy Salvadori, driving No 16 (5116 WK) spun off the road, resulting in the car catching fire and completely wrecking the car. Savadori was not badly hurt. At quarter distance car no 15 was lying in 16th Position and by 10.30hrs the next morning, the car being driven by Bob Grossman had improved to 7th position. As Grossman approached the corner at the end of the Mulsanne Straight, travelling at 165mph he found he had no brakes. With the help of straw bales he managed to stop the car, sustaining front end damage and was able to get back to the Pits. His car was repaired with parts from No 14 and he completed the race, finishing in 9th position. Paragon have listed these three lightweights for release in the third quarter of this year, I would presume any time after July. The long awaited 1/18 scale Jaguar XJ6, 2.8, 1971,RHD in White, which was due to be released at the beginning of 2014, has now been given a release date of April, May or June of this year. We will wait and see. This Paragon model, if released when stated during the second quarter of this year, will coincide with another 1/18 scale model by Paragon of the Jaguar MKII, 3.4, 1962, RHD in British Racing Green. To follow these two models are a further four 1/18 scale models due for release in the third quarter of the year, these being another Daimler 250 V8 1967 RHD in English White and one in British Racing Green, and two Jaguar MKII 3.8 Saloons 1962 in Carmen Red and a model in Gun Metal.
Paragon are releasing a 1/12 scale model of the Jaguar E-Type Roadster, Series 1 3.8 in British Racing Green. I am not putting an order in for this particular model as it is a far larger scale model than the 1/18 models. The retail price of this car will be in the region of £334.99. I can order this model if any of you wish to purchase one and the price would obviously be cheaper than the retail price. My details are at the end of this article.
Now some details of the three 1/18 scale Cult Models being released and which I think are made of resin. If that is so then I would presume that the models will have no opening parts, i.e. doors, bonnet, boot etc. unlike other 1/18 scale models made, Auto Art, Minichamp, Paragon etc.
Listed for release around the end of June is a Jaguar XJR (XJ40) 1990 Saloon in Red Metallic. Following at the end of this year two further models a Jaguar XK120 OTS (open two seater) Spyder Cabriolet 1948 RHD in Black, and also available at the end of this year is a Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe 1963 in Silver.
Now for news on the smaller scale models, 1/43 scale listed for release this year.
Oxford Diecast are releasing the following:
Daimler SP 250 in Black with Hood, Metropolitan Police, (Daimler Dart)
Daimler SP250 in Royal Red (Daimler Dart)
Jaguar MKVII 1952 Silverstone S.Moss
A further Jaguar E-Type Coupe V12 in Primrose Yellow and one in Regency Red.
Neo is bringing out a Jaguar XJ SIII VandenPlas, 1986 in Metallic Red.
A new company named Kess Models are bringing out a Jaguar XK150 Ghia Aigle Coupe 1958 in Metallic Green.
Finally Matrix are giving us a Jaguar XK140 Ghia 2 Door Coupe 1955 in Blue/White, a Jaguar XJS Lynx Eventer 1985 in Blue, a Jaguar MKV Drophead Coupe 1948 in Red and finally a Jaguar XJ SIII Labrooke-Avon Estate 1980 in Yellow.
I will hopefully keep you all updated via the JEC Website and Xclusively Jaguar Website. In the meantime if you have any questions or queries you want to raise with regards to the models being released this year, then please feel free to contact me either by phone or email.
The following models which have all been released recently or during the past six months I have in stock. Some are selling out quite quickly, so don’t miss out on any of the below mentioned models if you wish to add them to your collection. I don’t think I will be able to get more stock.
Paragon 1/18 scale Daimler 250 V8 RHD in Black and Regency Maroon
Paragon 1/18 scale Jaguar MKII 3.8 1962 RHD in Opalescent Silver Blue.
I still have the 1/18 Auto Art models of the Jaguar XKR-S 2011 in Italian Racing Red and French Racing Blue, and also the 1/18 Neo Model of the Jaguar MK10 1961RHD in Dark Blue.
IXO Models in 1/43 Scale:
Jaguar MKVII Rally Car #164 driven by Adams and Biggar.
Jaguar MKVII Rally car #30 driven by Stirling Moss at Silverstone and the Jaguar MKVII Rally Car #40 driven by Stirling Moss at Silverstone.
1/43 NEO Model of the Jaguar S-Type V8 2004 in Metallic Green
1/43 Premier X Models. The F-Type Coupe R 2014 in Dark Grey and in Red. A 1966 SI 4.2 Jaguar XKE (E-Type) Coupe “Raymond Loelly” in Champagne.
Finally three 1/43 Scale Matrix Models.
A Jaguar D-Type Le Mans “Michelotti” 1963 in Blue
A Daimler DB18 Hooper “Green Goddess” in Two Tone Maroon.
A Daimler DK400 Golden Zebra 1955 in Crème.
Unless any other models, apart from the one’s already mentioned come out, then as far as I am aware these are all the 2015 releases. You do get from time to time notification of the release of a certain model that has not already been listed, and if that happens I will make a note on the JEC and Xclusively Jaguar websites. In the meantime if I can be of further assistance please contact me ‘
See you all at this year’s three JEC events, Ickworth House in May, Brooklands in August and Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales in September.
You can also see me at the Toy and Collectors Fairs during the year at the NEC, Sandown Park and Donnington Park, plus of course Spares Day at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.
If you have an interest in collecting Jaguar Scale Models, Keith Powell stocks an extensive range of new quality diecast Jaguar models, to various scales, and will be attending the events below, where indicated.
For further details, phone 01933 667358,07739 131178 or email Keith Powell
If your interest in model Jaguars deepens, and you wish to explore the history and availability of obsolete Jaguar scale models, Michael Driver recently published a book entitled “The Toy Jaguar Book” – the perfect accompaniment to this hobby! Michael also has a small stock of obsolete Jaguar scale models for sale, and will be at the events below, where indicated.
For further details, phone 020 7243 2149 or email Michael Driver
Further updates on attendance at next years events and latest Jaguar scale model releases, and will follow in due course.
Useful links for collectors of Jaguar Scale Models
Lindholm Forres Books is a small specialist publisher producing books about collecting. Its first book was the Toy Jaguar Book which is the history of Jaguar cars through toys and models. We are shortly to launch a book on Collecting History which is a personal view looking at collecting toys and models from WW II to the present day. Other titles are on the way. For further details contact Michael Driver.
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.
Diecast Jaguar Scale Model Specialist
Phone: 01933 667358
Italian Miniatures Despite the name, we sell all sorts of products related to classic cars, including Jaguar, and ranging from clothing, stickers, decals, books, posters and models to long since forgotten new items from the Jaguar catalogues which are no longer available via the usual routes. The web link below will take you directly to the Jaguar products on offer.
All information correct at time of publishing.