Tag: Classic Jaguar

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Jaguar XJS – The Car’s The Star

When the Jaguar XJS burst onto the scene in 1975, the Doug Thorpe-designed GT car had the world’s press talking. It was long, it was low and it was wide. It was offered with a V12, which in turn could be paired with a manual or an automatic transmission. It was a proper, well-specified follow […]

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The Most Rotten Jaguar… In The World!

This latest episode of Car & Classic: The Rescues featuring a Jaguar is of a slightly different tone to the previous ones. In the past, we brought a little Austin back to life, and we have taken a £100 Mercedes-Benz and put it back on the road. Pistons have moved, oil has been swilled, petrol […]

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1968 Jaguar S Type – Classified of the Week

Few cars are as iconic in the classic car world as those from the Jaguar stable. The ‘go to’ choices are of course the E Type and the Mk2, but what about something else? There was no shortage of cars rolling out of the Jaguar factory back in the day, after all.  A case in […]

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1937 Jaguar SS 100 – Still Racing

The rigours of racing make for, in most cases, a limited life expectancy. Admittedly, things are a little safer now, but back in, say, 1937 from when this Jaguar SS100 harks, motorsport was more dangerous. Many drivers almost proudly explained that if it all went wrong, they would be thrown from the vehicle. Yes, not […]

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Jaguar XJR – The Time is Now

Fast saloon cars are cool. That’s just a fact. Look through the pages of automotive history and the fast saloon has been there, snapping at the heels of say ‘proper’ sports cars. A hot saloon shows that just because you’re wearing a suit, it doesn’t mean you can’t sprint the 100m.  These fast saloons, as […]

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Jaguar E Type – Try Before You Buy

We’ve talked about Great Escape Classic Car Hire before. We recently went along for one of the experience days the company offers, in which you get to drive a selection of classic cars on a pre-set route, with stop offs for lunch and coffee along the way. It was good fun, and it also brought […]