What can you say about an immortal of the international motor industry?
Sir William Lyons was born in Blackpool on September 4, 1901 – so today is his birthday. He would have been 117.
He co-founded his sidecar building company 96 years ago today, and in 1928 moved his business to Coventry where he split from his partner.
Founded S.S. and Jaguar Cars
Controlled both in every facet until he retired on this day in 1972
All Swallow and S.S. cars
The post-War Jaguar ‘MkIV’
Daimler DS420 limousine
Remarkable indeed and that is not even considering the Jaguar myth and legend which is intangible.
Happy birthday Sir William, wherever you are.
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