Here she is, freshly arrived today from the South Island, this elegant old girl is a 1956 MK7 Jaguar. Powered by the XK140's DOHC 6, these cars allowed you to reached over 100 mph in the lap of luxury.
Ian's newest baby still runs well - in fact the bonnet was still warm when these photos were taken today. Once Government-owned, she is finished in dark blue with the original red leather upholstery still looking opulent and luxurious. Note the unusual gear selector location; it is somewhat awkwardly positioned on the steering column behind the steering wheel - unsurprisingly an idea that didn't catch on.
Below our photos is a video about the MK7; enjoy the old footage which includes some of these racing. Tip: you may want to mute the ghastly and inappropriate music.