30 April 2013

Jaguar Mk IX ... in Romania

O poza simpla, din Suceava, din 1968, cu o masina cu o forma ciudata si rotunda, clar nu din spatiul sovietic. Surpriza surpriza, e un Jaguar Mk IX! Aceste masini, produse intre 1959 si 1961, erau destul de similare cu Jaguar Mk VIII, dar aveau trapa ca standard. (Deci nu e exclus sa fie un Mk VIII cu trapa). Greu de spus ce cauta in Suceava anilor 60. Posibil era o fosta masina diplomatica, posibil era o masina straina in trecere. Poza 3 arata un Mk VIII pe litoralul Marii Negre, si ea cu o istorie neclara. Din anii 60 pana la sfarsitul anilor 70, statul romanesc avea in dotare mai multe exemplare Jaguar Mk X, model ulterior, produse in 1965.

A simple photo from 1968 Sucieava,  showing an unusual, rounded car, clearly not a Communist one. Surprisingly, it turns out to be a Jaguar Mk IX!  These cars, made between 1959 and 1961, were fairly similar to the Jaguar Mk VIII, but with a sunroof as standard. (So this could also be a MK VIII with a sunroof fitted.) I wonder what it was doing in Sixties Suceava. Possibly an ex-diplomatic car; possibly a tourist's. Photo 3 shows a Mk VIII on the Black Sea Coast, also with an unclear history. From the 1960s to the late 70s, the Romanian state ran several of the later Jaguar Mk X, made in 1965.





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