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Jaguar’s business was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing bodies for passenger cars. Under the ownership of S. S. Cars Limited the business extended to complete cars made in association with Standard Motor Co many bearing Jaguar as a model name.

The company’s name was changed from S. S. Cars to Jaguar Cars in 1945. A merger with the British Motor Corporation followed in 1966,[8] the resulting enlarged company now being renamed as British Motor Holdings (BMH), which in 1968 merged with Leyland Motor Corporation and became British Leyland, itself to be nationalised in 1975.

Jaguar cars today are designed in Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering centres at the Whitley plant in Coventry and at their Gaydon site in Warwickshire, and are manufactured in Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich assembly plant in Birmingham with some manufacturing expected to take place in the Solihull plant.

Two of the proudest moments in Jaguar’s long history in motor sport involved winning the Le Mans 24 hours race, firstly in 1951 and again in 1953.

Victory at the 1955 Le Mans was overshadowed by it being the occasion of the worst motorsport accident in history. Later in the hands of the Scottish racing team Ecurie Ecosse two more wins were added in 1956 and 1957.

Jaguar-symbol-4In spite of such a performance orientation, it was always Lyons’ intention to build the business by producing world-class sporting saloons in larger numbers than the sports car market could support.

Jaguar secured financial stability and a reputation for excellence with a series of elegantly styled luxury saloons that included the 3 litre and 3½ litre cars, the Mark VII, VIII, and IX, the compact Mark I and 2, and the XJ6 and XJ12. All were deemed very good values, with comfortable rides, good handling, high performance, and great style.

Combined with the trend-setting XK 120, XK 140, and XK 150 series of sports car, and nonpareil E-Type,[citation needed] Jaguar’s elan as a prestige motorcar manufacturer had few rivals. The company’s post-War achievements are remarkable, considering both the shortages that drove Britain (the Ministry of Supply still allocated raw materials) and the state of metallurgical development of the era.

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The classic Jaguar logo that has become a symbol of the British car maker is a jumping feline above the company’s name. It gives the impression of strength, speed and relentlessness.

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A New Big Cat Jaguar’s F-Type is a car that’s one of the most beautiful and fast production machines out there for the money. It now seems that the 2020 model will be getting a bit of a makeover to keeps the car looking fresh into the next decade.  Some images recently came out that …

It’s Up for Auction When the Jaguar XK120 came onto the scene in the late 1940s, it was the fastest production car in the world. The vehicle still has a fond place in the hearts of many car collectors and can fetch well into the six figures when sold in good condition. The car you …

A New Jaguar Hypercar, Kind of Jaguar has made a new hypercar, but unfortunately, the car is only a virtual hypercar made for the video game Gran Turismo Sport. The car is called the Gran Turismo Coupe. It’s a futuristic EV hypercar that takes styling cues from the classic Jaguar racers like the C-Type and …

A Transition for the Model Currently, the engine of the Jaguar F-Type sits out front of the driver. That could change in the future. According to reporting from Autocar, the company is currently leaning towards a layout that’s rear-mid-engined. That layout would transform the car. The vehicle could also become a hybrid or even all-electric, …

These Are The Videos you Should Watch to End Your Week We’ve decided to do a video roundup series of the best YouTube videos. We fell off last week but now we’re back on it and ready to pull together the best videos out there. This week we’ve found videos on two amazing Jaguars from …

Yep, Jag Did It Again The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has done it again. It beat the Nürburgring lap time record for sedans. The car managed to slam down a time of 7 minutes and 18.3 seconds, making it a seriously fast lap time, one that’s 2.9 seconds faster than the previous record from …

A Beautiful Car, Indeed The company Ecurie Cars recently released the first images of the reimagined Jaguar XJ13 it calls the Ecrosse LM69. This car takes the iconic racer and makes a car for the road out of it. The company’s mission is to make a vehicle as close to the original vehicle as possible …

The Car Will Cost Over $1 Million Jaguar Classic will debut an electric E-Type prototype this summer that will cost $1 million. The car will be based on the legendary sports car from the 1960s. While the Jaguar Classic E-Type Zero will be an amazing machine, it won’t be the only electric E-Type out there. …

Jag Has to Make Up Its Mind As it is right now, the Jaguar F-Type is one of the best sports cars out there. Jaguar plans to build the current model for three more years or so before moving on to a new version of the car. With that said, the company has some novel …

Will This Special Edition Jag Race Into Your Stable? Jaguar unveiled its latest special edition F-Type with the Checkered Flag Limited Edition. The car features special touches designed to harken back to Jaguar’s long racing heritage. The company specifically points to the XK 120 from 1948. The version of the car is available in both coupe …

In this week’s episode from Petrolicious, we take a close look at the story of a Jaguar E-Type that took on a journey from border to border without any problems whatsoever. Listen as Miguel Rodrigo, the car’s owner, tells with pride about the story of his magnificent car. “I’m an architect, and I’m very design-oriented. …

1957→1959 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Hardtop Coupe The third and final model in the XK line was the XK150. Easily identified by its new curved windshield, this model benefited from years of development since the first XK120 was launch in 1948. Jaguar described the roadster as “for the motorist who likes sports car zest in a …

1957→1959 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Drophead Coupe The third and final model in the XK line was the XK150. Easily identified by its new curved windshield, this model benefited from years of development since the first XK120 was launch in 1948. Jaguar described the roadster as “the same as the Hardtop Coupe, but with a convertible …

1954 Jaguar XK140 Zagato Coupé During the post-war period, Jaguar, and its founder, William Lyons, wanted to add more prestige to the company. Begining with the development of the XK engine, a trend towards manufacturing more exciting sports cars would fulfill these desires and the XK series would launch Jaguar into it’s best years. Jaguar’s …

1955 Jaguar XK140 ‘Royale’ IN 1955, this dramatic show car was envisioned by Charles “Andy” Anderson who wanted a new show car based on the XK140. The result was a chopped Fixed Head Coupe that was unique among all XK140s. Further adding to the cars credentials are class victories at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and …

1954→1956 Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater In 1954 Jaguar replaced their seminal XK120 with the slightly upgraded XK140. It used the same basic architecture as the preceding model but featured several interior and body upgrades including full-width bumpers, increased interior space and rack & pinion steering. As before, it was offered as an Open Two …

1954→1956 Jaguar XK140 Hardtop Coupe In 1954 Jaguar replaced their seminal XK120 with the slightly upgraded XK140. It used the same basic architecture as the preceding model but featured several interior and body upgrades including full-width bumpers, increased interior space and rack & pinion steering. As before, it was offered as an Open Two Seater …

1954→1956 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe In 1954 Jaguar replaced their seminal XK120 with the upgraded XK140. It used the same basic architecture as the preceding model but featured several interior and body upgrades including full-width bumpers, increased interior space and rack & pinion steering. As before, it was offered as an Open Two Seater roadster, …

1952 Jaguar XK120 Supersonic May 30th, 2007- During the 2005 Retromobile show, we ran into a Ghia bodied Jaguar XK120 that we had never seen in person or photographs and it peaked our curiosity. Packing the best British engineering and Italian flair we instantly wanted to know more, but information was scarce. Fortunately, the same …

1952 Jaguar XK120 Record Car In 1953 Sir William Lyons set out to prove the XK120 was on of the most capable cars by reaching 172.412 mph on the Jabbeke straight in Belgium. Driver Norman Dewis piloted a modified XK120 with a small perspex bubble windscreen and it won the land speed record for a …

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