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The Jaguar Story
The Jaguar Story

The Jaguar Story

Story series


128 Pages, 7.28 x 4.88

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9780750989244

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Nov 2019)

Price: $16.95


Featuring such iconic cars as the XK120, MkII, E-type, and XJ6

The Jaguar name is synonymous with style, power, performance, and luxury, so you might never guess that the company began in a Blackpool backstreet, making motorbike sidecars. The extraordinary vision of founder William Lyons turned this humble enterprise first into a maker of natty car bodywork, before it took its first tentative steps, in 1932, to become a proper manufacturer. Jaguar Cars was formed in 1945, and the metamorphosis began: superb engines, knock-out design, epic racing victories and thrilling sports saloons followed. Rocky times were endured, but with the XF and new F-type Jaguar was once more a world beater, though the future after Brexit is less certain.

Author Biography

Giles Chapman has been editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and his books include Drive: The Definitive History of Driving, Car Emblems, and Racing Driver.