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IMG_7995Jaguar Mark Four

 

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Since Mr Shankar Sundaram has introduced us to his 1946 Jaguar, I thought I will extract some info from the web to learn.

How was Jaguar formed?

In Blackpool, England on 2nd September 1922, William Walmsley and William Lyons founded a Swallow Sidecar company to manufacture side cars for two wheelers. They grew to be called SS company and later Jaguar Cars Limited.

Who started Jaguar and How did it all begin?

The Beginning…

Walmsley and Lyons borrowed Β£1000 overdraft from the bank to get start building sidecars in a small workshop. They started commercial production of side cars and building coaches and due to demand had to move to a bigger place!

The first car they built was Austin 7! The success led to them building more cars with chassis from different makes including Standard, Wolsley, Fiat etc.

The success led to the Company going public and in March 25, 1945 Jaguar Cars Limited was born.

Why Jaguar?

Chairman Lyons believed a new name was needed to make it distinct and create a new brand image. They went with a name that stood for Majestic and unique.

Jaguar made its name by producing a series of successful eye-catching sports cars, all embodying Lyons’ mantra of “Grace, Pace, Space”
What is special about Jaguar MK IV?

The Jaguar Mark IV was first cars built at the end If World War 2. Β Built by Jaguar Cars between the years 1945-1949 soon after its formation. The cars have separate chassis and built with Standard engine. The car had mechanical Girling brakes. Came in two models the four door saloon and two door drophead coupe.

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