By Patrick Mennem
Orders from America and Canada worth £22,500,000 were placed at the Motor Show yesterday for Jaguar cars. This means a doubling of Jaguar sales in the two countries compared with this year. The orders are for the new Mark X 120 mph saloon, the 150 mph E – type Jaguar, and the 2.4 , 3.4 and 3.8 litre saloons .
A spokesman for Jaguars told me: “We are not worried about keeping the factory fully employed during the winter — our great problem is how to meet orders we have had from all over the world.”
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
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