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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ULTIMATE ROAD TRIPS • We catch up with the latest must-have products and accessories aimed at today’s classic Jaguar owner
SPRINT SPECIAL • We (try to) catch up with a one-off E-Type built for sprints and high-speed blasts, a unique car created at home by its Jaguar-fanatic proud owner
NEW VENUE FOR SUMMER FESTIVAL • The Summer Jaguar Festival is changing its date and venue but still promises to be a must-visit extravaganza, as the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club explains
COLLECTION GOES TO AUCTION • 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
BUYING AN XK150 • For anyone tempted to spend their hard-earned cash on Jaguar’s later development of the classic XK, Rob Hawkins offers some expert advice
CLUBBING TOGETHER • The Jaguar Drivers’ Club explains more about the benefits of membership, as well as detailing some of this year’s amazing events for Jaguar owners
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE ‘SERIES’ XJ • Charting the lengthy career of the ‘Series’ XJ models, we take a look at some of the most memorable adverts and brochures created to promote Jaguar’s bestseller
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AMERICAN INFLUENCE • Throughout the career of the E-Type, the evolving demands of American customers helped Jaguar to develop and improve the model, eventually culminating in the Series II of 1968
ON-TRACK ACTION • We meet up with Tony Pallas, a Jaguar fanatic and marque specialist based in Australia, who also happens to own – and race – a rather special ex-Group A XJ-S
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RACING LEGEND • We take an in-depth look at the D-Type, the car that marked a major turning point in the history of racing Jaguars, bringing aviation-inspired technology to the racetrack
Automobilia LYNX EVENTER COLLECTABLES • Our resident Jaguar automobilia expert turns his attention to the Lynx Eventer, the limited-run semi-estate version of the venerable XJ-S
REPLACING A Mk2 WHEEL BEARING • We take a step-by-step look at what’s involved in fixing a noisy or worn front wheel bearing on a Jaguar Mk2
JAGUAR MARKETING PERIOD ADVERTS • CLASSIC ADVERT: Another step back in time via one of our favourite advertisements from yesteryear
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FROM THE ARCHIVES • Paul Guinness delves into his archives of period adverts and brochures to bring you this eclectic collection of Jaguar classics
BACKCHAT • …and it’s goodbye from him