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Jaguar : Shire Library - Graham Robson


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Sir William Lyons enjoyed a seemingly unstoppable rise to fame and fortune in the motor industry, and the Jaguar brand that he introduced became world-famous. Yet it did not happen overnight. In the 1920s he was in Blackpool, styling motorcycle sidecars, and in the 1930s in Coventry developing the SS motor car, with the stand-alone Jaguar company not appearing until 1945. The company's success was aided by the amazing new XK engine of 1948, by motor racing success at Le Mans, and by the stunning styling of cars like the XK120, the Mk 2 saloons and the extraordinary E-Type. Graham Robson here explores the history of the Jaguar company and its many classic marques.

In the Beginning: Sidecars and Rebodied Specialsp. 4
SS, SS-Jaguar and the SS100p. 10
Post-War Expansion: The XK-Engined Erap. 16
E-Type and Mark 2: The Cars that Changed Jaguarp. 26
XJ6, V12 Engines and British Leylandp. 36
Motor Racing from the 1950s to the 1990sp. 46
Independence, Ford, Land Rover and TATAp. 56
Further Informationp. 63
Indexp. 64
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ISBN: 9780747812036
ISBN-10: 0747812039
Series: Shire Library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 11th July 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.7  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1