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.
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CHRISTMAS IDEAS • We catch up with the latest must-have products and accessories aimed at today’s classic Jaguar owner
SERIES II Sensation • D From concours winner to accident victim, we take a look at the fascinating history of this Series II E-Type via its effervescent owner of the last eleven years
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
GOLDEN GLOW • For anyone tempted by a Jaguar Mk2, what’s the ideal specification to look out for? We meet the current custodian of this impressive survivor to find out why it’s his ideal choice
YOUR SHOUT • Got something to say about anything Jaguar-related? Then we want to hear it!
WHEN JAGUAR MET BRITISH LEYLAND • Jaguar was part of British Leyland for 16 years, a period packed with trials and tribulations as well as more than a few triumphs, as Richard Gunn explains
DEMISE OF THE XK150 • Sixty years after the final XK150 rolled off the line, we pay tribute to the model that brought the XK era to an end – and helped to maintain Jaguar’s reputation as a leader in sports car design
THE ITALIAN JAGUARS PART 2 • Richard Heseltine takes a second look at some of the most intriguing re-bodied Jaguars to emanate from Italy, this time introducing some more recent examples
PART 1 PROJECT XJ40 • In the first instalment of this brand new series, we introduce Dan Furr’s 1988 XJ40 – a 3.6-litre Sovereign recently acquired after more than a decade spent in dry storage
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XK ENGINE OVERHAUL • The long-lived XK engine powered the majority of Jaguars for over four decades – but what’s involved when it needs an overhaul? In the first instalment of this two-part series, we examine the strip-down procedure
Automobilia THE ARTWORK OF DEXTER BROWN • Long-associated with the Ferrari marque, artist Dexter Brown also has a substantial body of Jaguar work to his credit, as Ian Cooling explains
CATCH-UP TIME! • If you’ve missed out on some of the previous issues of Classic Jaguar, don’t worry – it couldn’t be easier to grab some of our great back issues. We even offer free postage to UK residents and reduced shipping overseas. Check out the sample list below and then head online to:
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 • We’ve already looked at Jaguar’s BL era in this issue – but what did industry expert Jeff Daniels...