Friday, 25 October 2013

Ratty Mark X

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

This Jaguar Mark X is the spiritual big brother to Bruce Holder's '68 Daimler. Completely standard and wearing the hard-worn signs of a life well-lived, its aesthetic has arguably begun to transcend patina and move into ratty-ness. Rustiness, even. Nevertheless, there's something majestic about the manner in which this crazed and crumbling old warhorse ploughs belligerently onward through the generations like some kind of unstoppable old-empire colonel at a summer fĂȘte buffet.
So, if it were yours, what would you do? Restore it and make it all solid and shiny, or let it keep its stories and wear its history on its sleeve...?

Spotted at the 2013 Goodwood Revival - click here for more photos.

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