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The Jaguar sa­loon in your Shell Bay im­age ( The Way We Were, CCW, 28 June) is a MkVIII, com­plete with a one­piece wind­screen, flash­ing or­ange in­di­ca­tors, re­vised fog lamp sit­ing, cut away rear spats and a nar­row chrome strip fol­low­ing the wing line, pro­vid­ing a break for two tone paint schemes.

As this model was in­tro­duced at the Lon­don Mo­tor Show in Oc­to­ber 1956, I won­der if this pho­to­graph re­lates to a sum­mer’s day in 1957? The Queen Mother used a claret­coloured MkVIIM for a num­ber of years and this was up­dated by Jaguar to in­clude fea­tures from the Mark VIII and IX, in­clud­ing the re­vised wind­screen, but re­tained the ear­lier fuller spats on the rear wheels. This car is in the Jaguar Cars col­lec­tion, wear­ing the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber 454 HYV (it was NLT 7 when in Royal use). The third Ford in the line is an­other Pre­fect, pos­si­bly a Deluxe. Mal­colm Farmery, Leeds

The Jaguar MkVIII was one of the stars of 1956’s Bri­tish Mo­tor Show at Earls Court.

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