Jaguar


Jaguar

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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1966 Jaguar 420G
2005 Jaguar Advanced Lightweight Coupe Concept
2004 Jaguar Concept Eight
2011 Jaguar C-X16
2010 Jaguar C-X75
2013 Jaguar C-X75 Prototype
2007 Jaguar CX-F Concept
1954 Jaguar D-Type
1954 Jaguar D-Type Prototype
1957 Jaguar E1A
1960 Jaguar E2A
1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Fixed Head Coupé
1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Roadster
1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe
1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster
1966 Jaguar E-Type Frua Coupe
1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Roadster
2014 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Roadster 
1977 Jaguar E-Type ‘Ole 19’
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I½ Roadster
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Coupe
1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2
1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster
1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster
2000 Jaguar F-Type Concept
2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7
2014 Jaguar F-Type R Coupé
2013 Jaguar F-Type V6 S
2013 Jaguar F-Type V8 S
1959 Jaguar Mark 2
1945 Jaguar Mark IV
1959 Jaguar Mark IX
1949 Jaguar Mark V
1961 Jaguar Mark X
1967 Jaguar Pirana
2013 Jaguar Project 7
2000 Jaguar R1
2001 Jaguar R2
2002 Jaguar R3
2003 Jaguar R4
2001 Jaguar R-Coupe Concept
2003 Jaguar R-D6 Concept
2002 Jaguar S-Type R
2002 Jaguar S-Type Sport
2004 Jaguar Super V8
2010 Jaguar XFR
2012 Jaguar XFR
2009 Jaguar XF-R
2014 Jaguar XFR-S
2012 Jaguar XFR Speed Pack
2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake
2016 Jaguar XF S
2008 Jaguar XF SV8
1966 Jaguar XJ13
1993 Jaguar XJ220
1993 Jaguar XJ220 C TWR
1995 Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina
1988 Jaguar XJ220 Prototype
1994 Jaguar XJ220 S TWR
2010 Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept
2014 Jaguar XJ L Supersport
2010 Jaguar XJL Supersport
2012 Jaguar XJL Ultimate
1997 Jaguar XJR
2001 Jaguar XJR
2004 Jaguar XJR
2014 Jaguar XJR
2002 Jaguar XJR 100
1990 Jaguar XJR-15
1983 Jaguar XJR-5
1985 Jaguar XJR-7
1988 Jaguar XJR-9LM
1988 Jaguar XJR-S
2006 Jaguar XK
1948 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster
1951 Jaguar XK120C C-Type
1952 Jaguar XK120 Drop Head Coupé
1951 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupé
1951 Jaguar XK120 LT2 Silverstone
1951 Jaguar XK120 Martial Oblin Coupe
1950 Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater
1952 Jaguar XK120 Record Car
1952 Jaguar XK120 Supersonic
1954 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe
1954 Jaguar XK140 Hardtop Coupe
1954 Jaguar XK140 Open Two Seater
1955 Jaguar XK140 ‘Royale’
1954 Jaguar XK140 Zagato Coupé
1957 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Drophead Coupe
1957 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Hardtop Coupe
1957 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Roadster
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Drophead Coupe
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Hardtop Coupe
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Roadster
1958 Jaguar XK150 S Bertone Coupe
2000 Jaguar XK180 Concept
1996 Jaguar XK8 Convertible
1996 Jaguar XK8 Coupe
2007 Jaguar XKR
2010 Jaguar XKR
2002 Jaguar XKR 100 Convertible
2010 Jaguar XKR 75
2011 Jaguar XKR ‘Black Pack’
2000 Jaguar XKR Convertible
2003 Jaguar XKR Convertible
2000 Jaguar XKR Coupe
2003 Jaguar XKR Coupe
2010 Jaguar XKR ‘Goodwood Special’
2007 Jaguar XKR GT3
2008 Jaguar XKR Portfolio
2001 Jaguar XKR-R Concept
2011 Jaguar XKR-S
2004 Jaguar XK-RS Concept
2011 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible
2008 Jaguar XKR-S Coupé
2013 Jaguar XKR-S GT
2009 Jaguar XKR-S GT3
2000 Jaguar XKR Silverstone Edition
2011 Jaguar XKR ‘Speed Pack’
2001 Jaguar XKR Trans Am
2002 Jaguar XKR Trans-Am
2005 Jaguar XKR Victory Edition
1957 Jaguar XK-SS
2002 Jaguar X-Type Racing Concept
2002 Jaguar X-Type Sport
2011 Jaguar Bertone B99
1950 Jaguar-Parkingson Special

 

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