A mat­ter of choice

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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

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