The second and third items from the Wilford Collection are Jaguars. At first glance you might think that this is just another 312 but it isn't. This is a brass 307 E Type Jaguar. It has all the same features as the standard red or grey model, brown plastic interior and clear plastic headlamp elements and seems to have been made with the same cast.
This one is heavy, and very bright, gleaming like gold.
The Jaguar Mk X is similar, based on an original cast with opening bonnet and boot, twin jewelled headlamps too. It has a lemon yellow interior.
I believe that a small number of these would have been manufactured as gifts for special visitors. Someone like the boss of Jaguar, I would imagine. The would not have been cheap to produce and, being in such small numbers, the costs of individual polishing and final, careful finishing would have been substantial. This originated from Mr Percy Wilford's model-making office and I would imagine he would have been the person responsible for overseeing the production of these.
I can find no reference to Jaguar models like either of these anywhere so would appreciate any knowledge that you may have. These are available to buy. Offers invited - but they will not be cheap!
In many ways these must be the ultimate E Type or Mk X model to have for fans of the cars and Corgi Toy specialists.
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