The Complete Book Of Jaguar: Every Model Since 1935 by Nigel ThorleyThe Complete Book Of Jaguar: Every Model Since 1935 by Nigel Thorley

The Complete Book Of Jaguar: Every Model Since 1935

byNigel Thorley

Hardcover | September 17, 2019

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In 1935, when a small company in Coventry, England, launched a sporting saloon (i.e., sedan) called the Jaguar SS, it set in motion an inexorable process that would lead to Britain''s most beloved line of high-performance automobiles.The Complete Book of Jaguarcovers the SS and all of the Jaguar''s subsequent production models, from the original SS Jaguar to today''s F-Type sports cars, F-Pace SUV, X-Type sedans, as well as concept cars.

As with other books in the Complete Book Series, author Nigel Thorley organizes the content chronologically withentries for each year.Narratives for each discuss the cars and technology, whilespec tableshighlight key technical and performance specifications.

Originally begun by a couple of motorcycle enthusiasts—William Lyons and William Walmsley—as a firm called the Swallow Sidecar Company, Jaguar would become one of the world''s most celebrated automakers. In England''s bleakpostwar years, Jaguar became a shining star—first with itsXK120, followed by theXK140andXK150. Sporting sedans like theMark 2andMark Xset the bar for luxury four-door transport in the''50s and ''60s. Then Jaguar stunned the world with the achingly beautifulE-Typein 1961, a genuine 150 mph super sports car.

Along the way, the company competed on road courses around the world, going head to head with greats like Ferrari and Aston Martin. Though Jaguar lost its way periodically in the modern era, it has bounded back stronger than ever in the twenty-first century with a strong lineup, including the newF-Typesports car andF-PaceSUV.

The Complete Book of Jaguaris the essential guide to this important chapter in the history of sports and luxury automobiles.
Nigel Thorleyhas been involved with Jaguars all his life, having owned 68 at the time of writing. His first Jaguar came at the age of 18, and he has owned most models over the years, currently owning a 5.0 litre XK Portfolio convertible and an XJ saloon. Nigel has written more than twenty titles on the Jaguar marque, including several ...
Title:The Complete Book Of Jaguar: Every Model Since 1935Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:September 17, 2019Publisher:MotorbooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760363900

ISBN - 13:9780760363904

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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