As you’re expanding your classic car collection here in Boca Raton, Florida you absolutely must have a classic Jaguar in that collection. Owning a piece of Jaguar history is a necessity if you’re a serious collector. Talk to our expert sales team! Show Cars of Boca Raton recommends checking out these classic Jaguar models that defined the automaker’s legacy over the 20th century.
The gold standard of Jaguar models, the E-type has remained a legend ever since it debuted at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show. This sleek two-door performance machine boasted a staggering 150 mph top speed — which was unheard of at the time — thanks to its 3.8-liter inline-six engine. Eventually, that engine was replaced with a series of larger motors, the biggest being a 5.3-liter V12 in the E-Type Series 3.
Beyond its incredible performance, the Jaguar E-type defined the style of the brand in coming years, with its low seat height, elongated hood, and smooth body lines. Many auto enthusiasts would argue that the E-type is one of the most attractive cars ever built.
If you’re familiar with the Le Mans competitions in the 1950s, you undoubtedly associate them with the Jaguar C-Type. Also named the XK120 C, this classic racing Jaguar was aerodynamically pure — and beautiful to boot.
A victorious race car that earned trophies all over the world, the C-Type showed what Jaguar engineers could achieve on the racetrack.
Jaguar Mark II
While the Mark II might not resemble the sleek, sporty athleticism you’d typically associate with the most popular Jaguar cars, this premium sedan embodies high sophistication and sensibility in a way only Jaguar could do.
In its heyday, the Mark II was a serious performer. For being a five-seat sedan, it bore a 3.8-liter inline-six engine also found on the sportiest Jaguar models at the time. Its lasting impact left the foundation of what would eventually become the S-Type sedan.
Jaguar SS One Coupe
One of the characteristics that made Jaguar cars stand out in the automaker’s early years on the market were their stately, sporty designs. While many luxury cars opted for conservative looks, Jaguar decided to exaggerate dynamic proportions.
Such is the case with the Jaguar SS One Coupe — a fast, aggressive car that was ahead of its time. Built in the 1930s, the SS1 didn’t last long but has had a lasting impact on the industry that can still be seen today.
Unapologetically 1990s in its style, the Jaguar XJR-15 is still a momentous creation that helped bring the automaker into the 21st century. A limited-production supercar, the XJR-15 bore a mid-mounted 6.0-liter V12 engine and had a top speed of 200 mph.
Even more notable is that the XJR-15 was the world's first road car made entirely from carbon fiber. If you’re looking for unusual Jaguar models, this two-seater is a real gem.
Moving from supercar to hypercar, Jaguar flexed its engineered muscles even harder when it debuted the XJ220. This British mid-engine speedster could rocket at phenomenal acceleration rates that caused other European performance companies to sit up and take notice. It was considered the fastest car in the world when it debuted.
In many ways, the Jaguar XJ220 was a forerunner for the ultra-high-performance machines that became so popular at the turn of the century. Plus, it’s surely a beauty.
If you’re interested in owning one of these classic Jaguar models, contact Show Cars of Boca Raton. While we cannot make any promises, we’ll do our best to scour the market and reach our contacts to bring back a Jaguar you’ll love. Or, we’ll send it to you, because we ship nationwide.
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