Classic Jaguar aims to be the definitive celebration of this most iconic of British motoring marques. It will chart the historic journey of a car maker that started life in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company in Blackpool. The company soon evolved into a Coventry based manufacturer of sports cars. With a new factory and glamorous new models, Jaguar was flying from the 1950s onwards as it exported cars like the MkVII saloon and XK120 around the world and achieved huge motorsport success at Le Mans. Classic Jaguar magazine aims to relive these golden moments, looking back in time at this magical era for Jaguar, profiling the people, the places and, crucially, the cars that made the company what it is today. With its focus on the traditional, classic models of the past, Classic Jaguar will be the perfect complement to the comprehensive coverage readers can also enjoy in Jaguar World magazine.
SERIES III RESTORATION
JDC’S NEW WEBSITE
SUMMER FESTIVAL CANCELLED
FANCY A PHOTO SHOOT?
PRODUCT NEWS • We catch up with the latest must-have products and accessories aimed at today’s classic Jaguar owner
LOW-MILEAGE DISCOVERY • Whilst attending a classic car auction, Mark Antwis found himself unexpectedly acquiring a Jaguar 340 in need of restoration – and here he tells the story of the progress he’s made since
MARKET WATCH • In this regular section, we take a look at some of the most tempting cars for sale and report on others that have sold – from affordable classics through to premium-priced gems
E-TYPE EVOLUTION • With the legendary E-Type enjoying numerous updates during its lengthy career, we pay tribute to Jaguar’s most famous sportster – and investigate its many highlights
E-TYPE V12: SPORTS CAR OR GT?
BEST BUDGET BUYS • You might think that a budget as low as £5000 won’t buy much when it comes to classic Jaguars… but for the canny buyer, there are some excellent choices out there
SPORTING ICON • If a renovated XK120 doesn’t appeal, how about an ultra-low-mileage original from the steel-bodied car’s very early days? Time to check out this rather special survivor…
THE WAY WE WERE • With childhood memories often influencing our later car choices, Classic Jaguar reader Stephen Gregory recalls some special family holiday moments… and his subsequent Mk2 ownership
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE • This year marks 100 years since the birth of Duncan Hamilton, the Jaguar works driver who won Le Mans in 1953 and – away from the circuit – pretty much won at life in general
ACCELERATING THE BRAND PART 1 • In the first instalment of this exclusive two-part series, Sam Skelton explains Jaguar’s investigative foray into supercharging the AJ6 – a fascinating process emanating from the XJ41 project
SAVE MONEY ON THESE SPECIAL OFFERS
SEAT ASSEMBLY • Rob Hawkins takes a trip to Midlands-based Aldridge Trimming to follow the fairly complex process of assembling a brand new seat for an E-Type
Automobilia THE TWR YEARS • Our resident Jaguar automobilia expert takes a look at some of the most interesting collectables from the TWR era of Jaguar racing, which began in the early 1980s
FROM THE ARCHIVES • Paul Guinness delves into his archives of period adverts and brochures to bring you this eclectic collection of Jaguar classics
PAUL GUINNESS • Fifty years on from the demise of the 420G, our editor pays tribute to the last of the ‘big’ Jaguars and its near-identical MkX predecessor