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Jaguar Turns 75 Today, Celebrates With Tour Of Historic Models

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Today, the 23rd of September 2010, is a very important date for Jaguar as it marks the 75th anniversary of the legendary British marque. To celebrate the milestone, a group of 75 individually-numbered, iconic Jaguars from across the years embarked on a two-day journey from Coventry to Goodwood.

The special drive passed through London’s May Fair hotel--site of the original Jaguar model launch in 1935--and finished at the UK’s largest heritage motor festival, the Goodwood Revival on Saturday 18th. Most of the cars were privately-owned examples, driven by their owners, but they were joined by some of the most famous cars from Jaguar’s own heritage collection, including the E-Type, C-Type, pre-war SS Jaguar saloons and a selection of its latest models.

Coinciding with the anniversary date was the launch of a host of special edition models, including the U.S.-specific 2011 Jaguar XKR175, as well as return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. Additionally, Jaguar has also launched new Apple iPhone and iPad apps charting the 75 years of the British marque’s history, as well as a special website.
 
For the history buffs, the first Jaguar ever was the SS Jaguar 2.5 Litre Saloon, revealed by the brand’s founder Sir William Lyons back in 1935.

The video below shows some of the highlights from the recent tour and on the following page is a list of all 75 cars that made the event.


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  1. Love it! I use to play in some these cars as a kid at the factory. It always makes me laugh to read the restoration article on XJ13 in Octane magazine and that the patina in the cockpit must have been from Norman Dewis but alas some of it was from little ole me running my hotwheels over the dash!!!
     
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