Jaguar Timeline

Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club Jaguar Car Timeline 2014

Next year (2014) the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club celebrates its 30th birthday, and as part of its big birthday bash at Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire on the weekend of 21st/22nd June, I have been asked to create a Jaguar Timeline. This will (as far as is possible) consist of one of every model Jaguar ever produced, and will include Swallows and post 1960 Daimlers.

All owners are invited to contact Letitia Mace with details of their car. The only criteria for inclusion of your car in this prestigious and memorable line-up is that you are a current member of the JEC. Membership is very reasonably priced at £36 per annum, for UK members, with an initial £5 one-off joining fee. Full details can be obtained HERE

Response for the timeline has been encouraging, so before I make any decisions, and in order that I choose the best example of each model, I would like to see at least one picture, and have some information on the history and condition of the car, along with its colour and exact model.

Chassis and other numbers would be useful, along with date of manufacture, and numbers relating to rarity, its place in the production run, restored or original, ex-Press car,  etc.

If it is chosen for the timeline, it is my intention to use the picture(s) and information to promote and record this memorable event.  

(References to chassis numbers and other vital statistics will be kept securely for my records, for future events, but for your security, will be deleted at my discretion, from text which is available to the general public).

Below are some of the Jaguars and Daimlers which have been confirmed for inclusion in the timeline. If you do not see the model(s) you own in this list, please consider sending in some details of your car for possible inclusion.

1933 SS1 Coupe

16hp 2054cc Manual

Michael Jewell

Manufactured on 13th February 1933.
Dispatched to Henly’s Ltd London on 15th April 1933, and has been in the same family since 1937.

1939 SS Jaguar

1 1/2 Litre Drophead

Peter Pearson

Purchased by the present owner for just £15 over 50 years ago, this particular car is now a well known representative of this rare model.

1959 Mark IX

3.8 Litre

Jim Jenkins

Winner of many awards, including Autoglym Club Class Champion at the N.E.C in 2001. Used extensively for touring in the UK and Europe.

1960 XK150 3.8 S

Open Two Seater

John Brewster

This rare model is one of only 24 built to this specification. Restored to original factory condition in 2007 and winner of numerous concours d’elegance since then.

1965 Mark 10

4.2 Litre

Ron Monks

Manufactured on 6th April 1965.
Completely restored by current owner and overall winner JEC Pride & Joy, Newby Hall 2013.

1966 E-type Series 1

4.2 Litre dhc

Graham Tarver

Photographed by its current owner, a Jaguar engineer, at the former Jaguar Headquarters, Brown’s Lane, prior to re-location.

1979 XJ-S Coupe

5.3 V12 Pre-HE auto

David Steward

Selected for HM the Queen’s 80th Birthday Parade and featured in JEC magazine. Genuine registration XJS1 Proudly owned by Hamiltons Jaguar

1994 XJS Coupe

4.0 Litre AJ6

Keith Thomas

Manufactured on 9th December 1993. The current owner maintains this car in excellent condition and it is bequeathed to his daughter- lucky girl!

1997 XJ LWB

4.0 Litre Sovereign

Letitia Mace

Manufactured on 10th March 1997. 1st registered on 25th March 1997. Meticulously maintained by XJK and known affectionately as Brucie

2010 XF Saloon

5.0 Litre V8 Portfolio

John Reed

1st registered: 1st January 2009. Ultimate specification for this model.