Maxwell Jaguar XJS - The Saint

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This model is the Maxwell Jaguar XJS in grey with "The Saint" emblem/logo on the bonnet. It comes packed in the original Maxwell cardboard box.

The model has ill-fitting opening front doors and is clearly produced from a very worn set of dies. This may be due to the fact it is a "copy" of the Corgi Jaguar XJS. The vehicle body is grey cast metal and the logo is a body colour 'Saint" on black background. The front lights, grille, bumper, and number plate are a separate chrome plated casting held in place by a machined rivet that doubles as the base rivet. The rear body has a cast boot lid, with another chrome plated plastic casting representing the rear bumper and number plate, fixed to the base by a machined rivet. Two red plastic inserts represent the rear lights.

The interior is all white plastic except for the black plastic steering wheel.All glazing is clear plastic.

All wheels are one piece, single  units with a gold centre, patterned hub.

The base plate is grey painted metal with representations of the exhaust system, suspension, drive shaft, differential and engine sump. There is almost more detail on the base than anywhere else on the model. It is held in place by the two previously mentioned machined rivets at the front and rear. It is not marked with the manufacturer's name or country of origin.

I am uncertain as to when this was released but assume it was after production of the Corgi item ceased circa 1981.

Item: 3203