Jaguar Services

We offer a number of services for classic Jaguars and newer models as well.

Services

  • Oil Changes
  • Tune-Ups
  • Transmission Repairs
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Brake Repairs
  • Air-Conditioning Services
  • Exhaust Systems Services
  • Alignments
  • Shock and Strut Services
  • Tire Repairs
  • Towing

Classic Jaguar Motor

Jaguar Cars Ltd, known simply as Jaguar, is a British luxury car manufacturer, headquartered in Whitley, Coventry, England. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Indian company Tata Motors Ltd, it is operated as part of the Jaguar Land Rover business.

Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company by Sir William Lyons in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before evolving into passenger cars. The name was changed to Jaguar after WWII to avoid the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials. Following a merger with the British Motor Corporation in 1968, subsequently subsumed by Leyland, which itself was later nationalised as British Leyland, Jaguar was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1984, and became a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index until it was acquired by Ford in 1989. Jaguar has, in recent years, manufactured cars for the Prime Minister, the most recent delivery being of an XJ model on 11 May 2010. The company also holds Royal Warrants from HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Charles.

Jaguar cars today are designed in Jaguar Land Rover's engineering centres at the Whitley plant in Coventry and at their Gaydon site in Warwickshire, and are manufactured in Jaguar's Castle Bromwich assembly plant near Birmingham.

History

Birth of the company

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 by two motorcycle enthusiasts, William Lyons and William Walmsley. In 1935 the SS Jaguar name first appeared on a 2.5 litre saloon, sports models of which were the SS 90 and SS 100.

Cash was short after the Second World War and Jaguar sold to Rubery Owen the plant and premises of Motor Panels, a pressed steel body manufacturing company which had been acquired in the late 1930s when growth prospects had seemed more secure. Nevertheless, Jaguar achieved relative commercial success with their early post war models; times were also tough for other Coventry-based auto-makers and the company was able to buy from John Black's Standard Motor Company the plant where Standard had built the six-cylinder engines it had been supplying to Jaguar.

Jaguar made its name by producing a series of eye-catching sports cars, such as the XK 120 of 1949, developed into XK 140 and XK 150, and the E Type (or XKE in the US) of 1961. These were all successful and embodied Lyons' mantra of "value for money". They were successful in international motorsport, a path followed in the 1950s to prove the engineering integrity of the company's products. Jaguar's sales slogan for years was "Grace, Space, Pace", a mantra epitomised by the record sales achieved by the MK VII, IX, Mks I and II saloons and later the XJ6.

Models

Large executive

1935–1948 2½ Litre saloon
1937–1948 3½ Litre saloon
1948–1951 Mark V
1951–1957 Mark VII (& VIIM)
1957–1959 Mark VIII
1959–1961 Mark IX
1961–1966 Mark X
1966–1970 420G
1968–1987 XJ6 Series 1, 2 & 3
1972–1992 XJ12
1986–1994 XJ6 (XJ40)
1993–1994 XJ12 (XJ81)
1995–1997 XJ6 & XJ12 (X300 & X301)
1998–2003 XJ8 (X308)
2004–2009 XJ (X350)
2009–date XJ (X351)

Compact executive

1935–1949 1½ Litre saloon
1955–1959 Mark 1
1959–1967 Mark 2
1963–1968 S-type
1966–1968 420
1966–1968 240 & 340
1999–2008 S-type
2001–2009 X-type
2008–present XF

Sports

1948–1954 XK120
1954–1957 XK140
1957–1961 XK150
1961–1974 E-Type
1975–1996 XJ-S
1992–1994 XJ220
1996–2003 Jaguar XK8
1997–2005 XKR (X100)
2007–present XKR (X150)

Racing and competition

1950s C-Type
1950s D-Type
1960s E-Type Lightweight
1985–1992 XJR-5 through XJR-17
2009 Bonneville 225.675 mph (363.189 km/h) XFR
2010 Jaguar XKR GT2 RSR

Jaguar History and Information from Wikipedia