Jaguar File

Jaguar File
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Product Details

  • Author: Eric Dymock
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Dove Publishing (30th November 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 0953414272
  • ISBN-13: 9780953414277
  • Sales Rank: 62805

Book Description

This book is a model-by-model account of Jaguar models from the Austin-Swallow of the 1920s to the X-Type of the new millennium. The legacy of Sir William Lyons became such a great British institution that Ford would pay handsomely for the privilege of including it in its Premier Automotive Group. Jaguar began modestly in 1922 building motorcycle sidecars, and grew to become one of the world’s leading luxury car manufacturers, with a heritage that included winning the Le Mans 24 Hours classic sports car race seven times. A pacesetter and an innovator in engineering, Jaguar became a cultural icon with cars like the E-type of 1961, the XJ series of saloons which were a symbol of affluence and success throughout the world, and the S-type, XK8 and XKRs of the 1990s - leading up to the Jaguar X-Type.

 Synopsis

The third edition of The Jaguar File brings the story of Britain’s pre-eminent make of car up to date. It includes landmark Jaguars such as the R-Coupe shown at Frankfurt a week after the centenary of founder Sir William Lyons’ birth, illustrating how Jaguar design would develop in years to come. It includes the evolution of the X-type, the first diesel Jaguar and the establishment of new aluminium technology for the new XJ as: “Not so much retooling for a new model, as creating a new branch of motor industry.” Jaguar began in 1922 building motorcycle sidecars and evolved into one of the world’s leading luxury car manufacturers, a member of Ford’s Premier Automotive Group. Jaguar’s sporting heritage included winning the Le Mans 24 Hours classic sports car race seven times and competing in Formula 1 Grand Prix racing, the very pinnacle of automotive technology. Style pacesetter and engineering innovator, Jaguar became a cultural icon with cars like the E-type of 1961, the XJ series of saloons and the S-type, XK8 and XKRs of the 1990s. This book is a model-by-model account of how this accomplishment came about, from the Austin-Swallow of the 1920s to the long wheelbase XJs of the new millennium.

Customer Reviews

4 Stars A beautiful reference work - a must for all jaguar fans!

Reviewed: Monday, Feb 11th 2002

This book is a must for all jaguar enthusiasts, it is a book that you will undoubtable open time and time again, and the format makes it ideal for dipping in and out of. There are plenty of photographs, each car is beautifully illustrated. There is also a section on the jaguar racing cars. The book covers jagaurs up untill present day and would be an essential addition to any Jaguar fans bookshelf.