For those who have a Jaguar theme in their collection and wish to make their range of Jags more complete: Long after the original release, Best of Show (BoS) has just released a second colour for their Jaguar Mark X aka 420 G in this later version that had been updated from its original 3.8-litre engine shared with the E-Type and Mark 2 to the 4.2 litres that would power the XJ Series 1 later. Styling, too, foreshadows the first XJ generation. It is an important milestone in Jaguars history. It is huge, in fact, the largest Jag ever built, and even dwarfs the X350 series XJ that some regard as a cat having grown a little too fat.
The big cat comes in sealed resin, as usual with BoS, and its wing mirrors are detached. And that seems to be an issue: Whereas the driver´s side mirror fits into its side of the wing, the passenger side won´t. And that not only on that first specimen pictured here with only one mirror, but the replacement´s mirrors don´t fit in either of the two models. Modelcarworld, who owns BoS, is very cooperative in trying to figure out if that is a common issue for all the Mark Xs and solve the problem, so stay tuned for an update. Another minor issue recurring on both specimens is that the front number plate comes off due to its overhang colliding with the lower styrofoam shell. In addition to that, the second model came with its front bumper detached and dangerously rattling around the box plus the common resin model issue of windows not glued on properly. Honest as always, we advise you to be aware of these risks and buy from sources with good customer service only. The model is limited to 300 pieces and originally costs 120 € (Beware of those eBay (re-)sellers who ask for more than 250€).