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Carl Lindner's Jaguars - April 21


Again we were so lucky to have wonderful day for our visit to see the Jaguar Collection in Tanunda created by the Late Carl Lindner.Given that our Jaguar owners would have priority parking up at Tanunda we ended with 23 members on the run.

Gordon & Di Thorpe kindly agreed to manage the start and head the group along a slightly changed route trying to avoid some of the road works as there was a bit of a time restraint to fit all in along the way being some 65 miles from home. All was achieved smoothly with the obligatory coffee stop in Mount Pleasant having become aware of our lot taking over so extra staff helped for which they were appreciative. Finger buns were a real hit apparently!

So on to Tanunda to 55 Badedow Road for the visit to see Carl Lindner’s jaguar collection in the purpose built building which is managed by a group of local friends of the Late Carl’s under restricted opening times.

For those who have never seen this collection, it is certainly the finest collection of immaculate Jaguar machines in our state, certainly of the glory time period from 1930’s through to the 1980’s up to but not including the XJ6 Series of Jaguars. Carl’s special love was definitely the E Type and the first room we entered had a total of 9 exquisite examples from the early flat floor 3.8 litre models in both Roadster and Coupe versions and from then onward to the later versions, all in beautiful condition.

The collection had two of the earlier models of Jaguars originally known as Standard Swallow which was shortened to SS but change due to obvious reasons before the second world war. These cars were is a second shed together with two of the most sought after Jaguar models from the days of Millia Miglia and other famous road races: the C Type and the D Type Jaguars (3 times winner of the 24 hours Le Mans Races)which preceded the E Type.

Also in the second shed were a number of other Jaguars which featured in road and track races; the XK series with examples of XK 120 through to a lovely English White XK150, and then my favourite the Jaguar Mark 2 in 3.8 version Manual with CWW’s. Today still a very collectable machine.

Despite our rush we certainly had plenty of time to view all the cars on display, well worth a visit if you wish to but best to check the website for visiting days and times.

After we had seen all we then had to have something to eat! Yes! Why not! And we adjourned just down Basedow Road to The Clubhouse where we all had the opportunity to sit and chat and catch up on all the important items over some pretty enjoyable food and a glass of the local wines of course. A special thanks to Gordon & Di for helping out on the day! Thanks again.

On the trip were:

Ken & Lorraine Winen – XJS jaguar; Roy Shelton & Carmel Chell S Series Jaguar; Gordon & Di Thorpe – XJ6 Series 11; Kim Pedersen - JaguarXJ6; John & Yvonne Dawson - Mercedes; Benz; Mike Greenwood & Rivette Murphy MG6 ; Peter Barreau – Austin Healy BJ8; Caneron & Rae Mighall – MGB ; Ian & Helen Henschke - Holden V8 Statesman; Bob & Elaine Seller – Alfa ; Garry Pullman ; David & Vivienne Pegler- Mini Cooper; Glyn & Chris Morris- Holden Statesman.

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