Jaguar: Five of the best

Jaguar: Five of the best

Being one of the most celebrated car manufacturers in history is no easy task, but it is a mantle that Jaguar has stood up to time and time again.

With classic Jaguars respected just as much as their new fleet, there’s no reason why you can’t part exchange your car for a used Jaguar XJ available from HA FOX Jaguar.

To get you in the mood for some fine Jaguar driving, here are the top five jaguars in the history of the company:

Jaguar E-type - Anything Motor

E-type Jaguar

Manufactured between 1961 and 1974, the vehicle is considered the hallmark of not only Jaguar, but British sports cars in general. Becoming not only an icon of motoring, the car is also one of Jaguar’s most successful vehicles with 70,000 sold in the period of thirteen years.

In 2008, the car was voted by readers of The Daily Telegraph as one of the “100 most beautiful cars” of all time. Similarly the car was voted first place in Sports Car International’s Top Sports Cars of the 1960’s vote.

Today an E-Type could cost you anything from £40,000, right up to £100,000.

Jaguar XK

One of the babies of the current Jaguar range, the XK was welcomed by enthusiasts since it was unveiled in 1996 to replace the XJS.

Available as both a two-door coupe and convertible, the car falls within the grand tourer niche and is still in production today with the XK/XKR range, having being unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Interestingly, the XKR as an unlimited speed of up to 174mph, being able to reach 60mph in as little as 4.4 seconds.

Today, a second hand XK will set you back around £45,000.

Jaguar C-type - Anything Motor

Jaguar C-Type

One of the great racing cars in history, the C-Type was built and sold by the company from 1951 to 1953, with the ‘C’ standing for ‘Competition’.

Although the car is by far one of the most memorable vehicles of the Jaguar range, there were only in fact only 52 cars built throughout the three years it was in production.

During its sales years, a C-type would have cost roughly £6,000 from new, though today an average C-Type would cost around £400,000; one particular car owned by Phil Hill was sold in 2009 for no less than $2,530,000.

Jaguar XJS

A luxury grand tourer that was introduced to the roads in 1975; the car enjoyed three decades on the road as its production ran all the way into 1996.

Available in a variety of forms, the car was offered to the public as a six-cylinder vehicle and with a fully convertible model also offered.

From 1998 the public enjoyed a special XJR-S version of the car that was produced by JaguarSport, a company that was part owned by both Jaguar and TWR. The XJRS stayed on the production line until 1993 with 1,130 cars being built.

Today, if you were looking to purchase a XJS, you would be looking to pay around £3,000 right up to £15,000.

Jaguar XJ13 - Anything Motor

Jaguar XJ13

With only one of these cars ever produced, the XJ13 was a prototype vehicle designed to challenge at Le Mans during the 1960’s.

With a long history of design, with the first engine being designed as far back as 1950, the car eventually rolled off of the production line in July of 1964.

Although the car did encounter a crash during a test drive in 1971, the car went under offer for £7 million in 1996 though the offer was declined by the owners.