March 2020 News Round Up


Welcome to the latest Xclusively Jaguar News Round Up!

This month’s cover picture features Pre-production XJ40 D38BRW outside “Nordholz Naval Airbase” in May 2019. We (Rob Jenner and Letitia Mace) were invited to Norway in June 2019 by the Norsk Jaguar Klubb. We flew from Edinburgh and met up with David Marks who had driven D38BRW from Nottingham, via Germany, as seen pictured here, to Norway. We all met up with our Norwegian host, Åsmund Lindal, in Drobak and there we enjoyed a 400 mile road trip through the Norwegian countryside to the big Norsk Jaguar Klubb event in Ålesund. Featured in Norway 2019

Out of interest, Nordholz goes back to 1912 and was the principle airship base for the imperial German Navy (as it was then) during WW1 – so the Zeppelins went out from there starting from September 1914.

There is a fascinating museum alongside the base with models and artefacts of Zeppelins, engines and aircraft.

Picture courtesy of David Marks





Jaguar Book Collection For Sale

Douglas Smith has recently acquired Campbell McLarens car book collection. Within the collection was around 50 ‘collectable’ Jaguar books, mostly 70’s 80’s 90’s. He would like to sell the collection to a Jaguar enthusiast. Many of the books have been autographed inside by Campbell, while others have a dedication to him from Jackie Stewart, John Egan etc.

Name: Douglas Smith



Apologies for error – I stated that the XJ40 XJR engine unit was unchanged, apparently it was modified ………

Many thanks to Don Jones who brought this error to my attention.

Text has been changed accordingly – XJR Manual Day Report

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Looking for Jaguars
Currently I am looking for Jaguars and Daimlers for The Great North Classic Car Show on 4th July 2020 at Beamish. This is an independent event, all clubs and individuals are welcome, so if this interests you please contact me via the details



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Significant Dates in Jaguar history, courtesy of Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust

28th January 1980 Daimler Limousine production moved from Vanden Plas in Kingsbury, North London to Browns Lane in Coventry. Production continued until 1992

8th February 1985 Sir William Lyons died at Wappenbury Hall at the age of 83

23rd February 1953 Norman Dewis tested production C-type XKC041 which had been ordered by Ecurie Ecosse

Significant Dates in Jaguar History


Now that the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust have added SP250 Prototype 100002 – XHP 438 to their Collection, their 1961 Daimler SP250 4777 JW is for sale. All enquiries to Tony Merrygold



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Jaguar Automobilia Collector Spring Auction 2020 Preview

Jaguar Automobilia Collector Spring Auction 2020 includes many items of Jaguar memorabilia collected by the late Norman Dewis and now being sold by his family. Follow the link to see what is on offer and to sign up for regular updates.

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From top to tyres, cleaned with Meguiar’s

Keep your Jaguar clean this winter!

Meguiar’s Wheel Cleaning Brush – available in medium or large

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Products featured this month ……

Revotec Cooling Fan


Jaguar Magazine – Edition 200

Edition 200 reviewed in this issue of Xclusively Jaguar ….

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March 2020 Magazine




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Gerard Langlois recently subscribed to Jaguar Magazine via Xclusively Jaguar. Here are his unsolicited comments after reading the first few issues he received.

“In Jaguar Magazine there is a wealth of rather unexpected photographs (old and new) and articles not only related to Jaguar cars but also to people directly or indirectly in connection with them.

Hence, it offers a staggered positioning among the magazines dedicated to the marque which makes it a pleasure to read.

Thank you Letitia Mace and Xclusively Jaguar for introducing Jaguar Magazine.

All best wishes.

Gerard Langlois”




We now have a number of interesting Jaguars For Sale


FOR SALE: XJ40 Project Car – 3.6 Sovereign – for full details please email



FOR SALE: 1994 Jaguar XJR Manual


For SALE: 2012 Jaguar Premium Luxury X351 LWB

FOR SALE: Jaguar X300 Sport 4.0 Manual

FOR SALE: 1969 Jaguar 240

PRICE REDUCTION: Jaguar XJ12 Sovereign

FOR SALE: 1967 Daimler V8 250

FOR SALE: 1947 Jaguar Mark IV


FOR SALE: XJ40 Ivory Paint Test Car


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