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Founded by William Lyons (later Sir William Lyons) during the late 20's as the Swallow Coachbuilding Company, Jaguar Cars can trace its heritage back to the golden age of motoring. Early Swallow products were essentially rebodied Austin Sevens, later came the "SS" sports models which led to the company changing its name to SS Cars. For obvious reasons the company changed its name again after WW2 to Jaguar Cars and moved from its original factory in Blackpool, England, to Browns Lane in Coventry. In 1960 Jaguar acquired Daimler Cars and began to badge engineer its new range of Jaguar and Daimler cars. Fortunately the marques retained some unique features and Jaguar never attempted to badge engineer its sports models. 1961 witnessed the startling introduction of the E-Type which stay in production until the arrival of the XJS in 1975. Other ground breaking models included the powerful XJ12 and the evergreen XJ6. Having merged with BMC in 1966, followed by the formation of British Leyland in 1968 Jaguar began to enter a "rough patch" which would last until the 1980's. Salvation arrived in 1988 when US giant Ford purchased the company. Today the company continues to go from strength to strength.

Models produced by Jaguar

1.5 litre

1.5 litre

1935-1949

2.0 Litre Diesel

2.0 Litre Diesel

2003-2009

2.5 litre

2.5 litre

1935-1948

240

240

1967-1969

3.0 Litre SE

3.0 Litre SE

1999-2003

3.0 Litre Sport

3.0 Litre Sport

1999-2003

3.4S

3.4S

1964-1968

3.5 litre

3.5 litre

1937-1948

3.8S

3.8S

1964-1968

340

340

1967-1968

420

420

1966-1968

420G

420G

1966-1970

C-type

C-type

1951-1953

C-XF Concept

C-XF Concept

2007-2007

D-type

D-type

1954-1957

Daimler 420

Daimler 420

1968-1973

Daimler Corsica

Daimler Corsica

1996-1996

Daimler Double Six

Daimler Double Six

1972-1972

Daimler Double Six

Daimler Double Six

1993-1994

Daimler Sovereign

Daimler Sovereign

1966-1969

Daimler Super V8

Daimler Super V8

1998-2002

Daimler V8

Daimler V8

1967-1969

Daimler XJ-S

Daimler XJ-S

1986-1986

DS420 Limousine

DS420 Limousine

1968-1992

E Type Series 1.5

E Type Series 1.5

1964-1968

E-type Series III

E-type Series III

1971-1975

Mk I 2.4 Litre

Mk I 2.4 Litre

1955-1959

Mk I 3.4 Litre

Mk I 3.4 Litre

1957-1959

Mk II 2.4 litre

Mk II 2.4 litre

1959-1967

Mk II 3.4 litre

Mk II 3.4 litre

1959-1967

Mk II 3.8 litre

Mk II 3.8 litre

1959-1967

MK IX

MK IX

1958-1961

MK IX Estate

MK IX Estate

1960-1961

Mk V 2.5 litre

Mk V 2.5 litre

1948-1951

Mk V 3.5 litre

Mk V 3.5 litre

1948-1951

Mk VII

Mk VII

1950-1954

Mk VII M

Mk VII M

1954-1957

MK VIII

MK VIII

1956-1959

Mk X 3.8 litre

Mk X 3.8 litre

1961-1964

Mk X 4.2 litre

Mk X 4.2 litre

1964-1966

Racing XJR’s

Racing XJR’s

1984-1988

RGS Atalanta

RGS Atalanta

1953-1953

S

S

1999-2008

S-Type

S-Type

2004-2004

S-Type 3.0 Litre

S-Type 3.0 Litre

1999-2001

S-type 3.4 litre

S-type 3.4 litre

1963-1968

S-type 3.8 litre

S-type 3.8 litre

1963-1968

S-Type 4.2 Litre

S-Type 4.2 Litre

2002-2003

S-type R

S-type R

2002-2008

Sovereign 4.0

Sovereign 4.0

1998-1998

SS

SS

1937-1940

SS

SS

1937-1940

SS 100

SS 100

1936-1940

SS 100

SS 100

1938-1940

SS 90

SS 90

1935-1935

SS II

SS II

1932-1932

SS II

SS II

1933-1934

SS II 10

SS II 10

1935-1936

SS1 16

SS1 16

1931-1932

SS1 16

SS1 16

1933-1933

SS1 16

SS1 16

1934-1934

SS1 16

SS1 16

1935-1935

SS1 20

SS1 20

1933-1933

SS1 20

SS1 20

1934-1934

SS1 20

SS1 20

1935-1937

X-350

X-350

2003-2007

X-Type

X-Type

2004-2004

X-Type 2.0 Litre

X-Type 2.0 Litre

2002-2003

X-Type 2.5 Litre

X-Type 2.5 Litre

2001-2003

X308

X308

1997-2003

XF

XF

2008-0

XJ

XJ

2009-0

XJ Sport 4.0 Litre

XJ Sport 4.0 Litre

1994-1997

XJ Super V8

XJ Super V8

2003-2003

XJ-S 3.6

XJ-S 3.6

1983-1991

XJ-S 4.0 Litre

XJ-S 4.0 Litre

1991-1996

XJ-S 5.3

XJ-S 5.3

1975-1993

XJ-S 5.3 Litre HE

XJ-S 5.3 Litre HE

1981-1987

XJ-S 6.0 Litre

XJ-S 6.0 Litre

1993-1996

XJ-S Family

XJ-S Family

1975-1996

XJ-SC 3.6 & 5.3

XJ-SC 3.6 & 5.3

1982-1987

XJ12 L Series II

XJ12 L Series II

1973-1979

XJ12 Series I

XJ12 Series I

1972-1973

XJ12 Series II

XJ12 Series II

1973-1979

XJ12 Series II L

XJ12 Series II L

1973-1979

XJ12 Series III

XJ12 Series III

1979-1991

XJ12L Series I

XJ12L Series I

1972-1973

XJ13

XJ13

1966-1966

XJ220

XJ220

1992-1994

XJ40

XJ40

1986-1990

XJ40 4.0

XJ40 4.0

1990-1994

XJ40 4.0

XJ40 4.0

1994-1994

XJ40 6.0

XJ40 6.0

1993-1994

XJ5.3C

XJ5.3C

1975-1977

XJ6

XJ6

1968-1973

XJ6 2.8

XJ6 2.8

1986-1994

XJ6 3.0 Litre

XJ6 3.0 Litre

2003-2003

XJ6 3.2

XJ6 3.2

1986-1994

XJ6 3.2 Litre

XJ6 3.2 Litre

1994-1996

XJ6 3.6

XJ6 3.6

1986-1989

XJ6 4.0

XJ6 4.0

1986-1994

XJ6 4.0 Litre

XJ6 4.0 Litre

1995-1997

XJ6 4.2 Series I

XJ6 4.2 Series I

1972-1973

XJ6C

XJ6C

1975-1977

XJ8

XJ8

1997-2001

XJ8 4.0 Litre

XJ8 4.0 Litre

1997-2002

XJ8 Long Wheelbase

XJ8 Long Wheelbase

1997-2002

XJ8 SE

XJ8 SE

2002-2002

XJ8 Sovereign

XJ8 Sovereign

1997-2002

XJR

XJR

2001-2002

XJR

XJR

2003-2003

XJR 100

XJR 100

2001-2001

XJR 3.6

XJR 3.6

1988-1992

XJR 4.0

XJR 4.0

1988-1992

XJR-15

XJR-15

1990-1992

XJR-S 5.3

XJR-S 5.3

1988-1989

XJR-S 6.0

XJR-S 6.0

1988-1993

XJR-S Asprey

XJR-S Asprey

1993-1993

XJS 4.0 Litre

XJS 4.0 Litre

1991-1996

XJS V12 6.0 Litre

XJS V12 6.0 Litre

1993-1996

XK 180

XK 180

1994-1994

XK-SS

XK-SS

1957-1957

XK120 Roadster

XK120 Roadster

1948-1954

XK140

XK140

1955-1957

XK150

XK150

1957-1961

XK150 3.8

XK150 3.8

1959-1961

XK150 Roadster

XK150 Roadster

1958-1961

XK150S Roadster

XK150S Roadster

1958-1961

XKR 100

XKR 100

2001-2001

XKR Black Knight

XKR Black Knight

2004-2004

XKR Convertible

XKR Convertible

1999-2003

XKR Coupe

XKR Coupe

1999-2003

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