Standard Motor Company’s history began in 1903, when it was founded in Coventry by Reginald Maudslay. Their beginnings were humble, with just 7 employees making single cylinder, rear wheel drive cars with three speed transmissions.Continue reading “A Brief History of The Standard Motor Company and SS Cars”
According to multiple reports over the weekend and today, Jaguar Land Rover have been hemorrhaging money lately, to the extent that they’re in danger of pulling Tata Motors down with them.Continue reading “Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors Posting Serious Losses”
Thanos Pappas of the web site CarAdvice is back with Part 2 of his excellent writeup of the Story of Jaguar. This time he takes us from 1980 and the Ford takeover, through to Tata ownership and the I-Pace.
You can read the whole article here: Part 2 of The Story of Jaguar
The Jaguar E-Type was introduced in 1961 to universal acclaim. Famously praised by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful car in the world, the original Series 1 E-Type was produced until 1968.Continue reading “What is your Ultimate Modern E-Type? (UPDATED)”
Jaguar Land Rover announced Thursday that they’re halting production at their car and engine manufacturing plants in the UK for one week in April.
According to Jaguar Land Rover, the decision to temporarily halt production from April 8 through April 12 was made due to potential disruption from Brexit. Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29.
Jonathan Campbell draws the lines from his Uncle Derek, an avowed petrol head who loves Jaguars and used to work for Henly’s in Piccadilly, to the unveiling of the modern Continuation Lightweight E-Type
You can read his story here.
Isn’t it interesting how, when Jaguar introduced the F-Type without a manual transmission option, petrol heads all over the world screamed their heads off and decried the F-Type as not a proper sports car? And woe unto Jaguar, for not knowing what a sports car was, if it rear-ended them at 250 mph on the Mulsanne Straight.
Well, guess what? Jaguar did eventually make a manual option available, and almost no one went for it. Less than four percent of all F-Types sold, according to en estimate by Car and Driver. It’s not all doom and gloom though, the manual option will still be available in the UK. So, there’s that.
Thanos Pappas of the web site CarAdvice has produced an excellent writeup of the history of Jaguar. Click below for Part 1, which takes us from the first Swallow Sidecars in 1922, through to the Egan era and privatization (with the split from British Leyland) in 1984.
You can read the whole article here: Part 1 of The Story of Jaguar
Some cars are special – they become family members. Such it was for Chris Jordan, as he writes about the bittersweet memories of his father, George Frankham Jordan, and his three Jaguar XJ6 cars (although one was technically a Daimler):
Apparently, the Jaguar Series 3 E-Type, famous for its 5.3 liter V12 engine, was also made available with the six cylinder 4.2 liter XK engine.
According to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, only 2 or 3 were ever made, and none delivered to customers.
You can read the Twitter thread here.