Jaguar Land Rover buys the largest privately owned collection of British classic cars

Great cars have always been a good investment, very often a much better investment than real estate or stocks.

Jaguar Land Rover has purchased the largest-known privately owned collection 543 British cars amassed by British enthusiast James Hull. Some of the highlights of Mr. Hull’s collection include an SS100, a rare alloy XK120, early E-types and a MK X owned by Sir William Lyons

Some of cars in the collection have already been used before to support Jaguar brand events and customer experiences around the world, creating value for the Jaguar Land Rover business. With the purchase of this collection, Jaguar Land Rover increases even more focus on its heritage.

James Hull commented, “Travelling all over the world to build the collection over the years has been a labour of love and a life’s work, so my primary motivation was not to get the maximum price but rather to secure the future of the collection in this country with the right custodian. I have got to know Jaguar Land Rover well in recent years and they have borrowed cars from the collection for events such as the Mille Miglia and supporting Jaguar in China. They are the perfect custodians to take the collection forward and I know it is in safe hands.”

The collection has over 130 Jaguars from early Swallow Sidecars and Swallow coachbuilt Austin Sevens, pre-war SS models, 7 XK 120s, C- and D-types, an XKSS, 8 E-types, 30 classic Jaguar ‘Mark’ model saloons plus 19 XJS models and over 20 XJ saloons with interesting and famous previous owners.


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