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by Brett Davis

Jaguar celebrates its 75th birthday this year, on September 23 to be precise, and to mark the occasion the company hosted a two-day drive parade from Coventry to Goodwood over the weekend.

Cars that took part in the drive were 75 specially selected classic and or iconic Jaguar models made since the company was established in 1935. Many of the selected cars were simply driven by private owners but all were numbered from one to 75, appropriately.

Some of the cars to make the drive were brought out from Jaguar’s own heritage collection as well, including many ultra-rare road-going legends from classic races of the Sixties and Seventies such as, a Jaguar XJ 13 Le Mans special. An infamous and gorgeous Jaguar XK120 (pictured in first image [white]) – named after its 120mph top speed (200km/h), making it the fastest production car of its time. And a fine example of the ferocious Jaguar XJ220 from the Nineties – named after its 217mph top speed (350km/h).

Also making an appearance were a number of other fine Jaguar examples from yesteryear and newer modern classics of today. Such as multiple Jaguar E-Types of varying specification as well as examples of the current Jaguar range. A thorough overview of the drive event can be downloaded as a iPhone and iPad application by searching ‘Jaguar 75’ in iTunes for more details.

Jaguar Australia didn’t want to leave out its local enthusiasts so it is now offering the new Jaguar XF for under $100,000, priced at $99,990 drive away, as well as offering the new Jaguar XK Coupe 75th Anniversary Edition for $193,500 plus on-road costs. Available for a limited time only.

General Manger of Jaguar Australia, Kevin Goult, said in a recent report,

“We are extremely proud of Jaguar’s 75th Anniversary. With the release of our new free iPhone and iPad apps, that heritage and innovative future are available for everyone to download and enjoy.”




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