How much do you know about the luxurious, svelte and sexy Jaguar? Its history is tres European. Via Wikipedia, Jaguar’s business was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing bodies for passenger cars. Under the ownership of S. S. Cars Limited, the business extended to complete cars made in association with Standard Motor Co, many bearing Jaguar as a model name. The company’s name was changed from S. S. Cars to Jaguar Cars in 1945. A merger with the British Motor Corporation followed in 1966, the resulting enlarged company now being renamed as British Motor Holdings (BMH), which in 1968 merged with Leyland Motor Corporation and became British Leyland, itself to be nationalised in 1975.
Did you learn anything? We did! Regardless of history, we can all agree that the Jaguar is a beautiful, powerful car and like other storied luxury motor vehicles, Jaguar has its own dedicated fanbase. Building your own version of the perfect Jaguar is not reserved for fantasies anymore, with many companies offering a wide selection of different years, makes and styles of Jaguars, letting you pick your favourite pieces, engines, trims, to build YOUR take on the Jaguar.
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Buyer (builder?) beware: what to look out for when buying a Jaguar or Jaguar pieces online
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