original vintage luggage

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#1 original vintage luggage

Post by johnaz » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:06 am

Does anyone know what is the correct luggage that would have been optioned on a 1965 E coupe?
What was the brand, details on what was correct in the day?
Anyone know of what they were, pictures?
Any source for them?
Thanks
John

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#2 Re: original vintage luggage

Post by nefematic » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:01 am

John,

there are a few suppliers listed in the knowledge base, if you search there. A recent thread on jag-lovers is here:

https://forums.jag-lovers.com/t/vintage ... /370106/12

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#3 Re: original vintage luggage

Post by Heuer » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:08 am

My guess is the luggage was available from about early 1962 on-wards but discontinued after a few years due to low demand. It was offered/approved by Jaguar as their “Airport” luggage but was not quoted as an option in any of their literature. They were made by an outside company, probably J. B. Brooks of Birmingham, who were famous for their ‘Antler’ range of luggage. They pioneered air travel cases, with rich linings and fabrics like lizard skin ‘Vynide’ which Jaguar extolled in their brochure.

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The Jaguar ‘Airport’ luggage was unique in that it had the Butyrate Vinyl golden ‘bumper’ bands to protect the cases as can be seen in the brochure. I do not believe this was seen on any other J. B. Brooks (or Antler brand) cases. They were available in Ivory or Charcoal Grey and had hard shells covered in Vynide as suitcases and companion cases (with jars for cosmetics etc).

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Although several manufacturers now offer E-Type fitted luggage none are in the original style, which is a shame. You could start searching for vintage luggage from Samsonite or Ventura (both American brands) and assemble a set. e.g.

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