Jaguar buys biggest Brit classic car collection en masse

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Jaguar Land Rover has bought the entire James Hull collection, the largest privately held collection of British cars in the world, for an undisclosed sum.

Cosmetic dentistry pioneer Hull, who has been plagued by health problems in recent years, announced his intention to sell the 543 cars, plus mass of pedal cars and memorabilia, a couple of months ago, but stressed he wanted it to stay together and in Britain.

Announcing the sale, he said: "It's a wonderful day for me personally, knowing the collection is going to a good home; and I think it’s a great day for British motoring, with JLR, an iconic British brand, and my preferred bidder, taking responsibility for preserving and protecting a part of the UK’s fantastic engineering and manufacturing heritage. Indeed, my collection is going home.”

Some 130 cars in the collection are Jaguars, including a rare aluminium-bodied XK120, but it covers the entire spectrum of British motor manufacture.

John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar's newly formed Special Vehicle Operations added: “We share the same objective as James, to keep this unique collection in British hands, and we are delighted this agreement secures their custody for the future. We look forward to continuing to work with James going forward as we develop our heritage activities."

For the full story on the collection and an exclusive interview with James Hull, see the August 2014 issue of C&SC.

Comments

kinggazza

What a result. Could not have worked out better. Ok, Jaguar is foreign owned now, but at least, hopefully, the collection will stay in this Country for all to see, fingers crossed.
If that happens, I for one cannot wait to view a fantastic collection.
We'll done Dr Hull.

chrissherwood

That is indeed a tremendous result and "hats off" to Jaguar for such a bold move.  No doubt they will keep the cream of the Jaguars for their Heritage Collection but I wonder what their intentions are for the balance of the cars?  Is there a published list anywhere itemising the collection?

Chris.

SALES

I bet the auction houses are gutted 15% sellers fee & 20% buyers fee
lost on 543 cars. What a shame Auction people !!!

Megan Cox

Now many merger and acquisition are going on but getting the best home for our product after merge is the best deal in this world. So here British automobiles has the best option from Jaguar to have the best deal.But the main problem is to after buying a British car like Jaguar,how far we are taking care and making it usable to others.So we need to select the best servicing point that will help us out for better care of our Jaguar.

steveclark

Jaguar is famous for the unique logo as well as the look is so luxurious that attracts people towards it. But you need to maintain the everything in a proper manner and for that you need the proper maintenance as well as the proper servicing too that can improve your efficiency of vehicle as well as it can make your job easy too. Better to choose the best repairing center like Jaguar Repair Atlanta where you can get the best information for the car maintenance as well as the good service too.

evanrager

In these above images we have found the largest collection of classic cars; no doubt in ancient days we have found cars with different designs and models and now days it looks really funny in comparison to the new cars. But in reality we have found very good features in classic cars with better specification and parts; therefore we prefer the use of old car parts collected from different junk yards and service centers.
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