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Jaguar Obsession

April 27, 2023

What can we say, we are obsessed with the Jag! From it's classic ancestors to modern day evolution, the Jaguar brand has produced some of the world's most iconic models and is considered the epitome of what defines a luxury sports car.

British Excellence.

Originally called the Swallow Sidecar Company, Jaguar was founded in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing bodies for passenger cars. The company's name was changed from SS Cars to Jaguar Cars in 1945 after merging with the British Motor Corporation and later resulted in the enlarged company now being renamed as British Motor Holdings (BMH) in 1968. Jaguar was spun off from the conglomerate and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1984 until it was acquired by Ford in 1990.

Jaguar is famous for manufacturing cars for British Royalty and prominent figures including the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

The first Jaguar was produced in September 1935 as a model name on an SS (Sports Saloon) 2½-litre. Later, a matching open two-seater sports model with a 3½-litre engine was named the SS Jaguar 100. The brand furthered the line by introducing the Jaguar XK120 (1948–54), Jaguar XK140 (1954–57), Jaguar XK150 (1957–61), and Jaguar E-Type (1961–75).

The first Jaguar E-Type.

The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market was a combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing which established the model as an icon of the motoring world. The E-Type's claimed 150 miles per hour (240 km/h) top speed, under 7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration, unitary construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension. The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for three consecutive years beginning in 1955.

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