The an­swer lies with the set-up

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

With re­gards to Mark Lee’s poor ex­pe­ri­ence with a Daim­ler 250 and Jag 340 – prop­erly tuned, with the right tyres and the right pres­sures, I think Lee would en­joy a com­pletely dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence; so many peo­ple have the in­cor­rect rub­ber fit­ted and cor­re­spond­ingly wrong pres­sures.

The fuel con­sump­tion is­sue is a moot point, too, be­cause it all comes down to whether a car’s en­gine has been tuned cor­rectly; it seems that fewer and fewer peo­ple can bal­ance and set up multi-carb set ups, th­ese days.

It’s also hardly fair to com­pare the Jag’s 1950s chas­sis/steer­ing technology with 1970s, as is the case for the Con­sul/ Granada. I liked my Daim­ler very much. My 2.5 Con­sul was a great car, but they’re dif­fer­ent cars from dif­fer­ent eras.

Find a good one, and you’ll be im­pressed. Rob Squire, York­shire

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