"Within hours we had received calls from people all over the globe asking if they could buy one," said Peter Neumark, Chairman of CMC in the latest announcement. The reaction came as a surprise to Callum, who said he designed the car entirely to his own specifications and actually wasn't sure if people would like it.
Among Callum's many changes are new bumpers, wider front fenders with functional louvers and less chrome trim. Under the hood is a 4.3-liter six-cylinder fitted with two SU carbs putting out around 260 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. It should be a much better driver too, with a completely re-engineered independent rear suspension, adjustable dampers at all four corners, improved brakes and a new rack and pinion steering system designed by CMC with electric assist.
New buyers are welcome to choose their own colors, but Callum's mix of a pewter exterior and crimson interior seems to fit this updated, vintage sedan perfectly. Scroll down to read the latest release and watch the earlier video. You can also download CMC's beautiful brochure as a PDF, here.
Following the amazing response from car enthusiasts around the world after the launch of the Jaguar Mark 2 by Callum, Classic Motor Cars Limited (CMC) have announced they will be producing a limited edition run of cars.
"The car was only unveiled to the public just over a week ago but has attracted interest from all over the world," said Peter Neumark, Chairman of CMC.
He added: "In my remarks at the launch of the car I said that we would love to build more, but little did I think the response would be so great. Within hours we had received calls from people all over the globe asking if they could buy one. We asked Ian Callum if we could produce a limited run and he has said 'yes.'"
Ian Callum said: "I redesigned the car and CMC rebuilt it and reengineered it for my personal use. I wasn't sure how it would be received but I have been both astounded and delighted with the response. I am pleased that a few more cars are going to be built."
The cars will cost between £350,000 and £375,000 and buyers will have the opportunity to choose the body and interior colours that they prefer.