NEW XF DIESEL FOR TEST IN NEXT EDITION OF JAGUAR MAGAZINE

In July 2016 we drove an XF-R, powered by a petrol fuelled engine, all the way to outback Priscilla Queen of the Desert country in Broken Hill, via Brisbane and Albury on a 5027 kilometre marathon.

We encountered (by accident) brutal dirt roads, rudely officially titled ‘Highway’, on the journey from Griffith to Broken Hill – but the car performed brilliantly – thankfully because we were out of phone contact!

Now Jaguar Australia has loaned us a new sister model – XF-R – but a diesel version.

It will be fascinating to compare the diesel engined model with the petrol one – but already it is bringing back many fond memories.

It will all be in edition #192.

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SELLING ON FEB 27 – MINT XJ-S CONVERTIBLE WITH JUST 2700 MILES

If you are looking for something special to start, or add, to your Jaguar collection – consider this former US XJ-S, sold new in 1989 and a one owner vehicle until it was brought to the UK where it is now on its second owner (in total).

This machine is a star in our new edition(4 page story), and is totally as new – except for the fact that after just 1100 miles the owner replaced the V12 with a Corvette V8 engine! ┬áIt now has been driven for a total of less than 2700 miles!

Replacing it with an original 5.3 litre V12 is not a big problem, but finding a mint machine like this one is very very unusual.

Now the owner, Daryl Lovelock, is offering the car in the Barons Auction coming up on February 27.

You will probably never find an original XJ-S like this one (save for the engine, of course) and it looks like the seats have never even been sat in and the carpets don’t have a mark on them.

The sale will be conducted at Sandown race course at Esher in the UK and the car is expecting to sell for between 33,000 and 40,000 Pounds.

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PREPARE FOR THE F-PACE SVO – FROM GENEVA

EARLY DAYS!

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NEWEST DIGITAL EDITION NOW UP ON MAGZTER

We have just uploaded our newest digital edition (#191) on Magzter and it should be available at any time.

Major stories include:

The world’s most original Long Nose D-Type – and it was second at Le Mans!

Owning a V12 XJ-C

Driving Jaguar’s first 4 cylinder sports car – the F-Type

Exploring the incredible but untold life of Alfred Momo – the engineer behind Briggs Cunningham – and New York Jaguar dealer

John Crawford – Jaguar’s US PR Vice President – the man who saved Jaguar

Driving a ‘MkIV’ to Royal Windsor and meeting Prince Edward

… and much more

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JAGUAR RESTARTS D-TYPE BUILD PRODUCTION

Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. The first Jaguar D-type to be assembled by Jaguar Classic, an engineering prototype, will make its world debut at the Salon Retromobile show in Paris this week.

Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be meticulously hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire. In 1955 Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types. With only 75 completed, Jaguar Classic is now fulfilling the company’s original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars.

The D-type, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times between 1955 and 1957, was powered by the six-cylinder XK engine. Every aspect of the D-types built for clients from 2018 will be created to authentic, original specification.

Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, said: “The Jaguar D-type is one of the most iconic and beautiful competition cars of all time, with an outstanding record in the world’s toughest motor races. And it’s just as spectacular today.

“The opportunity to continue the D-type’s success story, by completing its planned production run in Coventry, is one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects that our world-class experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic are proud to fulfil.”

The D-type is the third continuation vehicle from Jaguar Classic, complementing the six missing Lightweight E-types completed in 2014-15 and nine XKSSs built in 2017-18.

 

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