Atlas Jaguar Collection – Mark IV 3.5 Litre

By Maz Woolley

Atlas Jaguar Mark IV

With the pre-war name SS swept away due to it’s unfortunate connotations all the post war cars became marketed as Jaguars. The Jaguar Mark IV was essentially the same as the pre-war SS 3.5 Saloon. This car had a coachbuilt body fitted to a separate chassis. Though the performance from it’s 3.5 litre engine was good it had a reputation for being heavy on fuel.

The Atlas model again has Atlas tampo printed on base and seems to be typical of PCT/Ixo supplied models. Again a nicely printed dashboard exists and door cards are well replicated with winder and door handles printed.  The massive Lucas Headlights are well modelled as is the grille and a small leaper is fitted which is correct for this vehicle. The two tone paint work is well represented with tampo printed chrome masking the  divides well at the waistline.

I did not expect to stay with this series but the models produced so far are all done to a standard higher than many other subscription series/partworks and have covered well chosen variants. It will be interesting to see how many parts Atlas intend to make.

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