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Jaguar designer Ian Callum creating his own Jaguar Mk II

Mon, 11 Mar 2013

Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum, has commissioned Classic Motor Cars to create a very special one-off classic Jaguar Mk II.

For those of a certain age, the MK II Jaguar was the car the police used to chase bank robbers. who themselves were driving a MK II Jags, in the 1960s.

It was also the car that signalled a blag to be on the Sweeney in the days when MK II Jags were two a penny and pretty much unloved. But times have changed.

The car that came to symbolise Inspector Morse and Oxford has now become properly desirable again – and considered a design classic and the Jaguar that led to the seminal XJ6 – and perhaps the most beloved Jaguar behind the iconic E-Type.

Now, Jaguar’s design boss, Ian Callum, is giving the MK II some extra credibility with his decision to commission his very own MK II Jaguar from Classic Motor Cars in Bridgnorth, who are working with Ian to build his perfect classic Jag.

Ian says he’s been in love with the MK II since he was a boy, but he’s planning some changes to the original spec, both technically and aesthetically. He wants to simplify the exterior trim of the MK II – and have a play with the interior too – to make his MK II the car he wants it to be.

Nigel Goldthorp, MD at CMC, said:

We have carried out many special projects for clients all over the world, but this is one of the most exciting that we have ever undertaken. We are delighted that Ian came to us. The build of Ian’s MKII is already underway.

We’ve asked Ian what he’s planning to put under the bonnet of his MK II Jag – the 3.4, 3.8 or something else – and we’ll update when we hear back.

But it will be very interesting to see exactly what Ian does to his very own Jaguar MK II.

By Cars UK