Jaguar News from 1964 and 1961

A lovely image from the cover of the October 1964 issue of Autosport magazine which had coverage of the unveiling of the 4.2 E-Type at Earl’s Court in 1964:

E-Type Image

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A couple of Jaguars that might be of interest…

Information about two Jaguars that Jason of Gentleman Classics currently has available:

1969 XJ6 2.8 – original Dublin car with a rare manual gearbox, about €2K. Needs body work but drives lovely and very little rust!

Modern XJR – original Dublin car fully loaded, black with black interior. Low mileage, FSH, about #10K. Needs nothing.

For more details, contact Jason at (086) 255 2488.

Great News 

broadspeedAfter much deliberation and negotiations,  I can finally announce that I have successfully secured another iconic car from the JDHT collection for Terenure Classic Car show 2017. After a few years absence, it’s finally back on. Joining a breathtaking list of cars that we have displayed from JDHT over the last 10 years, is the XJ Broadspeed. A big thank you must go to Tony Merrygold of  JDHT for his support in helping me achieve this. Also I would like to thank Jim Ryan from Spirit Motors group for their continued support of this event. The car, as before will be displayed in their showroom on the Friday and Saturday prior to the car show.

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One to think about. 

Okay, so the purists amoung you may have to look away now. Jaguar’s venture into electric vehicles (Ev’s) is about to become real. The I-Pace is set to be launched  late in 2018. Listen to these stats. 0-100 km in around 4 seconds, 700Nm of instant torque and delivers a zero vehicle emissions. Next generation technology and a future facing design evolves Jaguar’s new distinctive design DNA. The I-Pace can offer  a range greater than 500km on a single charge. All wheel drive that boast sports car acceleration.

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Davids Demo 

Hi again……

I’m glad that my new blog has been appreciated by one of our youngest and most enthusiastic members, David. He is eager to contribute and those on Facebook will be aware of how much work David has put into the Cars he shares with his father, Pat. He contacted me earlier today to inform me of a new skill he was taught by his friend, Fergus. It’s how to tighten the spokes on wire wheels.  He has made a short video showing him working on the wheels which he would like to share.

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Interesting Jaguar News 

I have intended, for sometime now to take the time to write some articles on The Jaguar brand in its modern form. Taking the time is  usually what prevented me from starting this endeavour. However I will, whenever I get a moment add snippets to the website to voice my findings. I hope you find them interesting and if you have any contributions please email them for inclusion.

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