Neil has a certificate that the car’s previous owner Bob Peters organized with the Jaguar Heritage Trust in the UK: number 9012 for his car. This verifies that it is indeed as it came from the factory, just as Neil wanted. All numbers for the engine, gearbox, and body are as the car was built. The period- correct push-button radio has been fitted, but, as Neil attests, who needs it with that amazing aural background?! The Jaguar circle is small. I last drove Peter Dick’s XK150 coupé in Dunedin in 1996, and completed a story for
New Zealand Classic Car. That same car turned up at the Jaguar National Rally in Invercargill, and is now in the hands of local club president Brett Flintoff. Restored in the early 1990s by Lex Emslie at Lake Hayes, the car is still in pristine order and should serve Brett well for many years. Judges Mark Paterson of Coventry Classics and former Jaguar development engineer John Butterworth had an unenviable task on Easter Saturday at the public display in Queens Park, Invercargill, but Neil and Cynthia are very happy with their decision.