Classics deserve to be loved forever, and Jaguar Heritage is dedicated to supporting the owners of historic Jaguar models. We recreate heritage cars as well, and the Lightweight E-type holds a unique distinction, being our first model in the series and the first car to be built at our Heritage Workshop.
FROM LYONS TO JAGUAR
In 1922, a gentleman named William Lyons founded the Swallow Sidecar Company. A few years later, he built his first car, the SS1. Then in 1935, he introduced a breakthrough – the SS Jaguar – and a star was born. His company quickly became famous with the Jaguar line, which were both visually stunning and technically ground-breaking. The C-type, D-Type and E-type models paved the way for the current models. The rest, as they say, is history.
1954 – D-TYPE
One of the first vehicles to feature a unibody structure, the Jaguar D-Type is considered one of the most beautiful cars in racing history. With a unique stable wing designed by Malcolm Sayers, the D-Type took home first place at Le Mans 3 years in a row, most notably in 1957 when it won five of the top six places, including 1st, 2nd and 3rd.