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59-61 jag mk ix red ton copy

vintage GBHere’s one reason why I usually have a camera within arm’s reach: you never know when you’ll come across a Jaguar Mark IX saloon — even right here in Tonawanda. Produced from 1959-61, and not a huge car by American standards, the Mark IX was nevertheless sufficiently large enough to ferry the Royal family around the British countryside, large enough to be the official ride for Charles DeGaulle’s state visit to Canada in 1960, and large enough for the Nigerian government to order 40 of them (in the official state colors of green and white) for, you know, driving around Nigeria. At the time they went for a whopping ₤2163 in the home market (a bit over US$3,400). 

Jim Corbran • YouAutoKnow

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