• Jul 25th 2014 at 1:43PM
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Jaguar's Special Operations division announced today it has bought the world's largest collection of classic British cars. The 543 cars had belonged to wealthy dental entrepreneur Dr. James Hull, who sold the entire collection to the British automaker for $170 million dollars.
Jaguar scored 130 of its own vehicles in the lot, including a XK, SS, C, D and E-types, XJ as well as a few rare Land Rovers, according to Road & Track.
The division that bought the cars is not only responsible for the heritage museum, but also for special projects. Special Operations finished the 18-car run of the lightweight E-types, albeit 50 years late.

Jaguar plans to use the cars as promotional pieces to highlight the history of the brand, according to Cars UK.

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      Are you serious? Who gives crap about Lucas electrics, did you see the list of cars. Damn the Prince of Darkness and the reason the Brits drink warm beer is because they've got Lucas refridge's man. So you freeze in the winter and get wet in the rain, that's all part of the joy of a British sports car. Stay with you Olds Delta 88.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great move by Jaguar . Sir William Lyons & Harry Westlake I believe would approve. For those who may think this was a bad move well considering where the collector car market is going in 5 years the price tag Jaguar paid might look like a bargain. Also I salute Jaguar Corp. for remembering its history and heritage and for trying to enhance its market image. I certainly respect them more than I do Fiat who tried to shut down the Alfa Romeo Museum and tried to sell off some of the collection for cash . VW if you are still interested BUY ALFA ROMEO before Fiat totally destroys it. They already destroyed Lancia [ sadly ] now after 30 years ownership doing their best to destroy Alfa Romeo.
      • 1 Year Ago
      they paid too much , some of these old cars really smell old inside and I don't mean corinthian leather.
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        Were you outbid? Is this sour grapes? Sounds like the latter.
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        ....That's " Rich" Corinthian Leather !!!!!!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ahh Lucas electrical systems...I had a 1974 MG Midget that I pushed more miles than I drove it
      • 1 Year Ago
      The most beautiful car in the world: Jag XKE coupe. Hey; Mustang reprised their original look - why not Jag with an updated E type? A Ford engine would be great in it.
      Tony and Laurel
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jaguar = over hyped, overpriced and over here!!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Tony and Laurel
        just be jealous / upset because you can not afford to buy a jaguar. LMAO
      • 1 Year Ago
      is jag still british owned?
      Curt's Stuff
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...."The 543 cars had belonged to wealthy dental entrepreneur".......Lot's of root canals!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Instead of spending money on "toys" (nice as they are) lower the price of the cars, sell more, everybody's happy.
      T Rock
      • 1 Year Ago
      The XKE was a favorite for me as a kid and then the XJS (ditch the v-12 for a SBC) Learned to drive a stick with a ford cortina in the back yard.
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Rich get Richer……..
        • 1 Year Ago
        And what's wrong with the rich getting richer? You too have an opportunity to work hard and make it in this world. Don't blame the rich for having money.
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they're lucky...they may have scored some Pre and Post War Alfa Romeos....Now that would be a find....At least they perform...James....The General
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