Jaguar Heritage set for debut at motor show
Jaguar Land Rover’s recently established Jaguar Heritage division will be on display for the first time to the public at this weekend’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show.
From 14th-16th November at Birmingham’s NEC, the Jaguar Heritage stand will be showcasing the future for Jaguar Heritage including the new Heritage workshop at Browns lane, the significant array of classic jaguar parts on offer and the eagerly awaited Jaguar Lightweight E-type continuation model.
The Lightweight E-type on display is ‘Car Zero’ – the prototype for the six brand-new models to be built by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations – showcasing the abilities of the Jaguar Heritage workshop.
Originally built in 1963, with aluminium bodies to lower weight, only twelve of the projected eighteen cars were actually built – in homage to the first production run, the six new models will carry the original series chassis numbers to complete the set.
Jaguar Heritage will also use its stand at the NEC to mark the 60th anniversary of its legendary Le Mans winning D-type by presented the iconic ‘Shortnose’ D-type which has been generously loaned to JLR by Adam Lindermann.
The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show also coincides with the opening of Jaguar’s Heritage Driving Experience.
Visitors to the testing facility in Fen End, Warwickshire will be able to sample the delights of such legendary cars as the D-Type, E-Type and the F-TYPE R Coupe.
Some of the vehicles will be being driven by the public for the first time ever after Jaguar’s purchase of over 500 classic British examples from a private collector.
Prices for Jaguar Experience start between £95 up to £250 for the basic package and offers passenger rides alongside professional drivers.
Customers will have a choice of either individual models including the XK150, Mark 2 Saloon or special pairings such as the Series 1 and Series 3 E-Type.
This package also includes the chance to sample creations from Jaguar’s Special Operations division and chauffeur-driven transfers in classic saloons to an exquisite lunch venue.
A newly installed branded merchandise outlet will also be on site where the recently launched Heritage ’57 Collection will be available for visitors to purchase.