JAGUAR HERITAGE COLLECTION
At Jaguar we’re immensely proud of our unique heritage and the beautiful innovative vehicles we have become famous for. As part of our continuing commitment to preserve Britain’s incredible automotive heritage we are honoured to add to our existing vehicle collection by acquiring the James Hull collection, the largest-known privately owned collection of British classic cars in the world.
Dr James Hull described himself as having "a passion for Jaguars," managing to collect 130 going back to our earliest models including an original 1920’s Swallow Sidecar, the very first vehicle made by Jaguar’s founder Sir William Lyons.
The stunning assembly features incredibly rare vehicles as well, like an SS100, a rare alloy XK120, a 1950s Jaguar XKSS and a Jaguar D-Type. It also includes a host of beautifully preserved children’s pedal cars as well as a Jaguar MK X owned by Sir William Lyons himself.
“We are delighted that Jaguar Land Rover has come to an agreement with James Hull to secure the future of this very significant collection of Jaguar and British cars,” said John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations. “We share the same objective as James to keep this unique collection in British hands and we are delighted this agreement secures their custody for the future.”
“We look forward to continuing to work with James going forward as we develop our heritage activities. Heritage is becoming an ever more important differentiating factor when it comes to experiential customer marketing and in developing our brands in new and emerging markets.”
“Jaguar and Land Rover have a combined 'back catalogue' of over 140 years to draw upon and some of the most iconic vehicles in the industry.”
Dr James Hull was delighted to put his collection in the care of Jaguar Land Rover. “Travelling all over the world to build the collection over the years has been a labour of love and a life’s work” he said. “My primary motivation was not to get the maximum price but rather to secure the future of the collection in this country…They are the perfect custodians to take the collection forward and I know it is in safe hands.”
Under the care and maintenance of the Jaguar Heritage Workshop, the vehicles will be exhibited publicly.
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