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David Green
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The are quite a variety of diecast Jaguars in 1/64 scale. HotWheels and Matchbox have likely produced the majority of them.

HotWheels in 1999 put out the Jaguar Classic Sportscar Set of four Jaguars. These are all higher detail than their standard bubble pack production.

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The set included the 1957 Jaguar XKSS in red based on the original car, only 16 of which survived the great Jaguar factory fire.

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 The Jaguar E-Type Coupe in light yellow, likely based on a 1962 E-Type.

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 The Jaguar  XJ-13 in big. This was designed to race at LeMans but never participated. One of a kind.

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 Finally the Jaguar XJR Coupe, a contemporary Jaguar in 1999.

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 All of these were released, mainly singly, in other colours later.

It would be interesting to see if other members collect Jaguars in this scale.


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Tony Perrone
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WOW! You really ARE the smaller-scale Jaguar go-to-man! I had no idea such fine models were in the 1/64th scale.

 

I have a few 1:64ths but no Jag's, unfortunately. I may have to pull those, that I do have, off the train platform and examine what I gots!! Pray  


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David Green
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Husky Models Jaguars.

The first Jaguars to appear in 1/64 were issues by Lesney in the Matchbox line and slightly later by Mettoy as Husky Models. Husky models, made by Mettoy, the creator of Corgi Toys first appeared in 1964 and were sold exclusively by Woolworths in the USA & Canada and Britain until 1969. Many of these later appeared as Corgi Juniors

Here are a few of the Husky Models.

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These were quite accurate for the time and sold well. 

 


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Randy Carlisle
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I have the Hotwheels set.   Those are top notch.  Or at least they were.  I haven't compared them to the newer 1/64s like AW.   But this set fills the Jaguar niche in my collection.


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Randy Carlisle
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I have the Hotwheels set.   Those are top notch.  Or at least they were.  I haven't compared them to the newer 1/64s like AW.   But this set fills the Jaguar niche in my collection.


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David Green
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I believe the first company to seriously develop a diecast 1/64 line were Moko/Lesney in Britain.

The Matchbox line was introduced in 1953 with 4 models that fitted into boxes similar to those used nor matches, hence the name Matchbox Toys.

It wasn't until 1957 that the first Jaguars appeared. That year 42 different models were made. Number 32 was a Jaguar XK140 Coupe in cream. Number 41 was a Jaguar D-Type, famous for its Le Mans wins in dark green carving the #1 on nose and tail. Both of these has metal wheels.

 

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In later years, the D-Type got a second larger casting and a variety of different wheels in plastic.

The XK140 also got plastic wheels and came out in red and in much later re-edition, black.

These were intended as toys so few survived in boxes or mint.

 


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David Green
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In 1998, HotWheels issued a 1/64 set of 4 cars called The Jay Leno Legends Collection 

The cars in the set are: Shelby GT350, Shelby Cobra 427, Jaguar XKE, and a Lamborghini Miura.

I bought it for the Jaguar which is actually a combination of a 1972 E-Type V12 front and a rear from a 1963 Coupe. I believe Jay arranged for this modification for his collection.

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This is a very nice set worth looking for.


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David Green
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My latest Jaguar. Came out earlier but just arrived again in a 2020 set of 9.

It is the Jaguar XK140 Roadster in British Racing Green.

FYP92 Jaguar XK140 Roadster

The special edition in this set is not a Jaguar but a Porsche 911 GT3 in purple.

This came out originally in 2007 in another colour. This one in purple will not be issued again.

 

Porsche 911 GT3 (2020 9 Pack Purple)

 

 


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David Green
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My primary collection is Jaguar with about 1700 different at this point in all scales. I like 1/43 best for size and detail but 1/64 is by far the most common. I usually buy 2 when I find them. One to open and one to keep sealed in the bubble pack or box. Displaying the open ones can be a problem. Many are in closed display cases but I have a dozen yellow plastic shelves as shown below that hold 24 each. These are on my workroom wall. Bought these at Toys-R-Us several years ago, cheap.

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This one holds a small part of the Jaguar E-Type 1/64 collection with three D-Type Matchbox on the top row. 


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David Green
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Corgi Juniors Hockey Cars

In the 1980s, Corgi produced a series of Hockey Themed 1/64 scale cars. There was one for each team on three different model cars, the Porsche Carrera, Ford Mustang and Jaguar XJS. All were on bubble pack cards.

Here are the Jaguar XJS issues.

 

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All of these issues used castings used on earlier issues such as the one below.

 

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David Green
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Three Early Jaguar E-Types in 1/64.

Marx, Husky (Corgi jr.) and Matchbox are shown here. The Marx is more toy-like while which is more accurate, Husky or Matchbox is debatable. Matchbox came with superior wire wheels.

Judge for yourself.

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Chris Sweetman
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Hi David 

The Matchbox and Husky 'E' Types are amazing models. I have both in my collection too. How Matchbox produced die-cast metal wire wheels in this scale is beyond belief.

 


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David Green
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@chris-sweetman

Hi Chris,

Yes, Matchbox did a fantastic job on wire wheels. I have several other models with them.

What I did not expect was to find them on one variation of the Jaguar D-Type, which you likely know never had them in full size. Still, quite collectible!

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David Green
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A Few Jaguar XK 120s by Matchbox.

Over the years, the Jaguar XK 120 Roadster would appear to have been the most popular Jaguar produced in 1/64 by Matchbox. Here are a selection.

 

JAGUAR XK120(Beige)

 

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I wide variety of the Jaguar XK 120 Coupe version were also issued.


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David Green
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And a few of the Matchbox Superfast Jaguar XK 120 Coupe.

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