A matter of choice
The news story on the beautiful Jaguar MkX in the 28 January issue – Sir William
Lyons’ Jaguar for sale – reminded me of the fuel crisis in the early 1970s.
My father, who was in the motor trade, was looking for a personal car and was offered a choice of two. The first was a mint condition, low mileage, two-tone grey MkX and the other was a RollsRoyce-engined Austin Westminster.
As both cars were thirsty and fuel ration tokens had been issued (but not enforced) he could have either car for £100. He chose the Westminster, which had a lovely smooth ride and was a very nice car overall. When I see the estimated value of the MkX in your article, though, it made me smile. Gary Tremble, Selby, North Yorkshire