- Established - 1922 (as the Swallow Sidecar Company)
- Founder - Sir William Lyons and William Walmsley
- Headquarters - Coventry, England
The first Jaguar produced was the SS Jaguar 2.5 litre
in 1935. In 1961 Jaguar launched the E-type
, probably one of the most iconic cars of all time, described by Enzo Ferrari himself as "the most beautiful car ever built."
Jaguar continued to manufacture exceptional cars, in both the luxury and sports car sectors, all the while building its already well established racing pedigree. In 1988 the XJR-9 secured both the driver and team trophies in the Sports Car Championships and put Jaguar back on the top step at Le Mans for the first time since 1957.
In recent years, Jaguar has been the supplier of cars to the Prime Minister and holds Royal Warrants
from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.