Jaguar Cars is a brand of Jaguar Land Rover, a British multinational car manufacturer headquartered in Whitley, Coventry, England, owned by the Indian company Tata Motors since 2008.Jaguar was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing passenger cars. The name was changed to “Jaguar” after World War II to avoid the unfavourable connotations of the SS initials. A merger with the British Motor Corporation followed in 1966, the resulting enlarged company now being renamed as British Motor Holdings (BMH), which in 1968 merged with Leyland Motor Corporation and became British Leyland, itself to be nationalised in 1975.
Jaguar enthusiasts will be well aware that the incomparable E-Type is 60 years old this year, a fact being joyfully celebrated the world over. Though BMH is globally renowned for the replacement panels it manufactures for the classic Mini and MGB etc, it is less well-known as the producer of bonnets for Series 1, 2, and 3 E-Types. […]