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Classic Marques: The Story of Jaguar – Part 1

Legendary British marque, Jaguar, is known around the world for blending sportiness with luxury and style in a unique manner. From the motorsport triumphs and the iconic E-Type of the past, to the technological advancement of the all-electric I-Pace today, the “leaping cat” continues to offer driving pleasure in a compelling package...

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2018 Jaguar E-Type Zero review: Retro electro
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2018 Jaguar E-Type Zero review: Retro electro

When you're offered a drive in an E-Type, you don't say no. That goes double for when it's electrified.


Jaguar E-Type Zero electric car revealed
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Jaguar E-Type Zero electric car revealed

Classic styling, modern drivetrain – that’s the concept behind the Jaguar E-Type Zero, which has debuted at the JLR Tech Fest in London. The project was referred to as Project Dylan by the team at Jaguar Land Rover. Why? Bob Dylan, of course, because as a marker for the switch from acoustic to electric guitars, so this particular E-Type, built by the Jaguar Land Rover Classic division, marks the introduction of new-world tech to an old-school icon...


Britain's biggest car collection boasts a lazy 24 Lagondas
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Britain's biggest car collection boasts a lazy 24 Lagondas

The man who owns Britain's biggest car collection has amassed over 350 cars worth nearly AUD $65 million. Roger Duddling made his fortune inventing a ticketing machine in the '60s, and later bought loads of land and parking garages. Smart bloke...


Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works opens in the UK
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Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works opens in the UK

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has welcomed an all-new facility, Classic Works, in Coventry. It is heaven for car enthusiasts, where the AUD $11-million facility is used to sell, restore and maintain the company's Classic collection in what is the largest of its kind in the world...


Jaguar unveils first Lightweight E-Type in 50 years
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Jaguar unveils first Lightweight E-Type in 50 years

Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations has unveiled the first of six 'new' hand-built Lightweight E-Type racers, completing a planned production run started over 50 years ago. Originally intended to be built and raced in 1963 as part of an 18-car 'Special GT E-Type' project, the newly-created Lightweight E-Types mark the first recreations to come out of Jaguar Heritage’s new Browns Lane facility – a plant that will now also look after warrantied servicing and restoration of classic Jaguars...


Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations readies first car for Goodwood
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Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations readies first car for Goodwood

Jaguar Land Rover’s newly-minted Special Operations bespoke and performance arm will show-off its first model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK between June 26 and 29. Announced earlier this month, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations is a new division within the company tasked with designing and engineering halo versions of the group’s road cars, plus bespoke commissions from customers and limited-run heritage ‘re-creations’...


Jaguar to recreate 1960s racing glory with new Lightweight E-Types
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Jaguar to recreate 1960s racing glory with new Lightweight E-Types

Six lightweight Jaguar E-Type models, originally intended to be built and raced in 1963, will be newly created in-house by the iconic British marque ahead of a public unveiling later this year. Part of an 18-car Lightweight E-Type project initiated by Jaguar’s competition department back in February 1963 targeting GT racing, the six brand new ‘missing’ Jaguar Lightweight GT E-Types are to be built to the exact specifications of the original 12 cars...


Jaguar F-Type Roadster v Jaguar E-Type Roadster : 21st century sports car v icon
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Jaguar F-Type Roadster v Jaguar E-Type Roadster : 21st century sports car v icon

Heritage can be both an asset and a burden for a modern-day motor vehicle, and for the Jaguar F-Type launched in 2013 the lineage doesn't come much more famous than the E-Type of the 1960s. We've already pitted the Jaguar F-Type Roadster against its contemporary rivals, but it seems only fitting to see how it compares with a model that in its time was regarded as one of the most beautiful sports cars in the world...


Lyonheart K: modern-day Jaguar E-Type priced from $450K
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Lyonheart K: modern-day Jaguar E-Type priced from $450K

The Lyonheart K, a stunning modern interpretation of the Jaguar E-Type, will cost in excess of $450,000 when production starts in December. Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, production of the Lyonheart K was originally intended to be limited to just 50 units, but strong interest has encouraged the Coventry, England-based manufacturer to increase that number to 250...


Jaguar F-Type our first real sports car for 50 years, says British brand
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Jaguar F-Type our first real sports car for 50 years, says British brand

Jaguar says its new F-Type is its first real sports car for 50 years, and a car it had to build. Details and images of the new Jaguar F-Type have been released officially by the company ahead of the E-Type successor’s debut at the 2012 Paris motor show. The British brand’s sportiest offering in recent decades has been the Jaguar XK, though the company admits this is positioned as more of a two-plus-two grand tourer...


Jaguar F-Type: first images, new name confirmed
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Jaguar F-Type: first images, new name confirmed

The Jaguar C-X16 concept will go on sale in 2013 with an emotive name for the new compact two-seater sports car: the Jaguar F-Type. Britain’s Indian-owned sports-luxury brand confirmed at today’s 2012 New York motor show that it would give the sports car a name that makes it a natural successor to the famous 1960s E-Type...


Jaguar E-Type Concept: new take on classic sports car
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Jaguar E-Type Concept: new take on classic sports car

It's 51 years since the first production series Jaguar E-Type rolled out of Jaguar's Browns Lane factory in Coventry, England, and yet still designers today are motivated by a modern interpretation of the car that Enzo Ferrari called “The most beautiful car ever made”. One such attempt entitled The Jaguar E-Type Concept is by Laszio Varga, a student at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in Hungary...


Jaguar E-Type 50th anniversary at Silverstone
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Jaguar E-Type 50th anniversary at Silverstone

More than 1000 Jaguar E-Types have assembled at Silverstone as car lovers continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous automobiles. The Silverstone Classic weekend marked the official celebration for the leading Jaguar clubs. It tied in perfectly with the E-Type story, as the first customer car was delivered exactly 50 years earlier in July 1961...


2011 Jaguar Growler E celebrates original E-Type
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2011 Jaguar Growler E celebrates original E-Type

This has got to be the sexiest car we've seen so far this year. It's modelled on one of the most iconic and best-looking British sports cars of all time: the sensuous Jaguar E-Type of the Sixties. Enzo Ferrari once said the original E-Type Jag was "the most beautiful car ever made." Now there's a remake well-worthy of carrying that badge...


Austin Powers' 1970 "Shaguar" E-Type on eBay
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Austin Powers' 1970 "Shaguar" E-Type on eBay

If $6 million for James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 is slightly above your price range, fear not. Another automotive piece from British feature film folklore is up on the market for around one hundredth of the price... The Austin Powers 1970 Jaguar E-Type – fondly referred to in the 1997 film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery as the “Shaguar” – has been offered on eBay for $US59,990 ($68,560)...