Jaguar File III
All Models Since 1922
By Eric Dymock
480 pages, Illustrated, 8 ½" x 6"
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 aluminum 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.
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