The big cat mascot of Jaguar has adorned the bonnets of some of the most desirable and drivable cars of all time, and in every era the marque has produced utterly iconic models.

Skip forward to today’s supercars and we find this same mix of iconic power with beauty. Taking its cue from that most fabulous of classics, the 1960s E-Type – the F-Type in Jaguar’s words is “the latest in a distinguished bloodline.” A car of unique beauty and a worthy successor. Under the bonnet that cat does not scream but purrs, with a 300PS 4-cylinder 2.0 litre Turbocharged Ingenium Petrol engine. Supercars do not come much more refined than this.

Jaguar is also successfully moving into the electric car space with the I-Pace concept creating electric waves. The I-Pace itself has its roots in the E-Pace and F-Pace ranges which are popular with our customers.

Go back in time just a little and you find some seriously good supercars which blur these lines. For example there’s the fabulous and rare XJ220 of the 1990s which was at the time the fastest production car in the world and which still boasts out-of-this-world performance and utterly unique looks.

The brawny XJRs and XKRs picked up the performance baton shortly afterwards, with saloons, coupés and convertibles offering both speed and style. And so on all the way to today, when the already mentioned F-Type keeps the marque’s reputation for suave sports cars alive.

The marque’s old motto of ‘pace, space and grace’ still applies, making Jaguars classic and modern some of the most rewarding cars you can own.


Jaguar is seen by many as a brand oozing in quiet elegance. But the big cat that is Jaguar has roared very loudly over the years, noticeably on the racetrack but also along the green and pleasant lands of the UK’s roads.

In every era the marque has produced iconic and beautiful models. Going back in time, we see the sporting pre-war SS Mark IV models, with their sweeping wings and sumptuous leather upholstery.

Then just after WWII came the ground-breaking and gorgeous XK120 sports cars, followed by the uprated XK140 and XK150. Le Mans is perhaps where that Jaguar has roared the most loudly and successfully over the years.

The C-Type and Jaguar D-Type – some of the most beautiful yet purposeful cars of all time, combining then-new technological advances in braking and engine performance with robust reliability and aircraft-inspired lightweight construction.

And then came the E-Type, a 1960s icon and a car that can still make onlookers’ jaws drop today with its sleek styling and undeniable charisma. The wheels alone are a design icon with their delicate spoke-work. Famous owners include that master of speed Malcom Campbell. The E-Type’s brother – the Mark 2 saloon, which in 3.8-litre form is still a fast, handsome and comfortable car today.

Or how about the elegant Mark IX limousine, the modern classic XJ-S grand tourer or the timeless XJ6 saloon?

If you are considering joining the Jaguar owners’ ranks, you have an existing classic Jaguar you wish to release equity from or you need help with restoring an old classic do please contact us to discuss how we can help you finance one of these beautiful classic cars.

Discover more about how to purchase a classic Jaguar on our Classic Car Buying guide and find out how to finance a classic car with JBR Capital.

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The starting prices for some of the latest Jaguar models in the UK are between £35.000 to £64.000. 

In contrast, early examples of the E-Type, particularly those in original or fully restored condition, can command prices well into the six-figure range, while later models and those in less-than-perfect condition may be more affordable. Like the XJ220, the E-Type is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts, and prices for well-maintained examples have risen steadily in recent years.


The maintenance costs of a Jaguar car can vary depending on the model, age, and usage of the vehicle. However, some general costs to consider when owning a Jaguar include:

Parts replacement: Over time, certain parts on your Jaguar may need to be replaced, such as brakes, tires, batteries, and suspension components. The cost of these parts will vary depending on the specific model and the type of parts required.

Insurance: The cost of insurance for a Jaguar will depend on a number of factors, including the model, age, and driving history of the vehicle. It’s always best to get a quote from a reputable insurance provider to get an accurate estimate of the costs.

It’s important to keep in mind that these costs can add up over time, so it’s important to budget for them when considering the cost of owning a Jaguar. Additionally, it’s always best to check with your local Jaguar dealer or a trusted mechanic for more specific and accurate information on the maintenance costs for your particular vehicle.


Any high-end luxury vehicle should also have a comprehensive main dealer or approved specialist service history, as any significant period of neglect could end up costing you a lot of money in terms of your investment. See also our Classic Car Buyers Guide.


4. What model to purchase?

There are many fine Jaguar models from decades of production. Some of the highlights are:

  1. Jaguar F-Type: The F-Type is a sleek and sporty two-door coupe or convertible that’s known for its agile handling and powerful engines.

  2. Jaguar XF: The XF is a midsize luxury sedan that’s stylish, comfortable, and loaded with advanced features.

  3. Jaguar XJ: The XJ is a full-size luxury sedan that’s spacious, refined, and available with powerful V8 engines.

  4. Jaguar E-PACE: The E-PACE is a compact luxury SUV that’s versatile, stylish, and fun to drive.

  5. Jaguar F-PACE: The F-PACE is a midsize luxury SUV that’s practical, spacious, and available with a range of engines and features. 

Read on for our views on the best jaguar models for investment and pure driving joy.

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Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar F-Pace

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The F-Pace is Jaguar’s luxury crossover SUV that was first introduced in 2015. It was the first SUV to be produced by Jaguar, and it quickly became one of the company’s most popular models.

The F-Pace was designed as a versatile and practical SUV that still offered the sporty and luxurious driving experience that Jaguar is known for. It was based on the same platform as the Jaguar XE and XF sedans, and it was designed to offer a balance of comfort, performance, and versatility.

The F-Pace was initially introduced with a choice of engines, including a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine with 180 horsepower, a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 250 horsepower, and a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine with 340 horsepower. In 2017, a high-performance F-Pace SVR model was added to the lineup, featuring a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with 550 horsepower. Over the years, the F-Pace has undergone a number of updates and changes. In 2021, the F-Pace was updated with a range of new technology features, including a new infotainment system and a range of driver assistance features.

Throughout its history, the Jaguar F-Pace has been praised for its blend of sporty performance, luxurious features, and practicality. It has won a number of awards, including the 2017 World Car of the Year award and the 2017 World Car Design of the Year award.

The price of a Jaguar F-Pace in the UK can vary depending on the model, year, and options you choose. The starting price for a new Jaguar F-Pace in the UK is around £41,160 for the base model with a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The top-of-the-line F-Pace SVR with a 5.0-litre V8 engine has a starting price of around £77,595. Pre-owned F-Paces regularly appear in our Find Your Passion car classified section.

Jaguar i-Pace

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The Jaguar I-Pace is a fully-electric luxury SUV that was first introduced in 2018. It was Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle and marked the company’s entry into the growing market for electric vehicles. The I-Pace was designed to be a high-performance electric vehicle that offered the luxury and performance that Jaguar is known for. It was built on a bespoke electric vehicle platform that was designed to maximize the vehicle’s range and performance.

The I-Pace is powered by two electric motors that produce a total of 394 horsepower and 512 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 124 miles per hour.

The I-Pace has a range of up to 292 miles on a single charge (WLTP cycle), which was one of the highest ranges for an electric vehicle at the time of its launch. It can be charged to 80% in just 45 minutes using a fast charger. Since its launch, the I-Pace has won numerous awards, including the 2019 World Car of the Year and the 2019 European Car of the Year. It has been praised for its sleek design, impressive performance, and advanced technology features.

In the years since its launch, the I-Pace has undergone a number of updates and changes, including the addition of new features and options. It remains one of Jaguar’s most popular models and a leading contender in the luxury electric vehicle market. These also regularly appear in our Find Your Passion car classified section.

There are also other higher trims available for the I-Pace, such as the SE and HSE trims, which come with additional features and higher levels of luxury. The starting price for the SE trim was around £69,695, while the HSE trim started at around £74,445.

It’s important to note that prices can vary depending on the specific options and features you choose. Additionally, the prices may have changed since my knowledge cutoff, so it’s a good idea to check the latest prices on Jaguar’s website or by contacting a dealership directly.



Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type


The Jaguar F-Type is known for its sleek design, high performance, and advanced technology features. It comes with a choice of four-, six-, or eight-cylinder engines, and can produce up to 575 horsepower, which allows it to go from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds. First introduced in 2013 as a two-seater convertible, and later as a coupe. The F-Type was designed as a successor to the iconic Jaguar E-Type, which was produced from 1961 to 1975.

The F-Type was initially introduced with a choice of three engines, including a 3.0-litre V6 engine with 340 horsepower, a 3.0-litre V6 engine with 380 horsepower, and a 5.0-litre V8 engine with 495 horsepower. In 2015, a manual transmission option was added to the lineup. In 2016, Jaguar introduced the F-Type SVR, which was the fastest and most powerful F-Type to date. It featured a 5.0-litre V8 engine with 575 horsepower, and was capable of reaching a top speed of 200 mph.

Over the years, the F-Type has undergone a number of updates and changes. In 2021, the F-Type was updated with a new design and a range of new technology features, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a new infotainment system, and a range of driver assistance features. The F-Type also features advanced suspension and braking systems, which provide excellent handling and stopping power. Inside, it offers a comfortable and stylish cabin with premium materials and the latest technology, including a touchscreen infotainment system, a premium sound system, and advanced safety features. The Jaguar F-Type has been praised for its sleek design, powerful engines, and engaging driving dynamics. It has won a number of awards, including the World Car Design of the Year award in 2013, and the Autocar Best British Car award in 2019.

Jaguar XE Project 8

Jaguar XE Project 8


The Jaguar XE Project 8 is a high-performance version of the Jaguar XE sports sedan. It was introduced in 2017 as a limited-edition vehicle, with only 300 units produced.

The XE Project 8 was designed and developed by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division. It featured a modified version of the XE’s body and chassis, with a wider track and flared wheel arches to accommodate larger wheels and tires. The car also featured a carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, and adjustable rear wing for increased downforce and improved aerodynamics.

Under the hood, the XE Project 8 was powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine that produced 592 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The car was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and had a top speed of 200 mph.

The XE Project 8 was designed to be a track-focused vehicle, with advanced suspension and braking systems that were developed specifically for the car. It was also fitted with a roll cage, racing seats, and other safety features to meet the requirements for racing and track use.

The XE Project 8 set a lap record for production sedans at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 2017, completing the 12.9-mile circuit in just 7 minutes and 21.23 seconds.

The XE Project 8 was offered in two versions: a four-seat configuration and a two-seat “Track Pack” configuration that was designed specifically for track use. The car was priced at over $180,000 USD and was only available in select markets, making it a rare and exclusive vehicle among collectors and automotive enthusiasts.


Jaguar D-Type Top Speed (MPH): 160
0-60(s): 5
Power (BHP): 250


With Jaguar’s steel space-framed C-Type racer having won Le Mans in 1951 and 1953, the Coventry firm was eager for further success in the prestigeous 24hr event. Consequently, Jaguar turned up at Le Mans in 1954 with its startling new D-Type.

With a dry-sump, triple-carb version of the 3.4-litre dohc straight six engine that had powered the C-Type (and XK120), the D-Type utilised many of its predecessor’s mechanicals including the steering, suspension and still novel Dunlop disc brakes.

However, the D-Type was revolutionary in that it employed an aluminium monocoque tub with aluminium tube front and rear subframes, along with equally innovative low-drag aerodynamic bodywork.

Weighing a scant 860kg, the 250bhp D-Type was good for 0-60 in 5 secs and 160mph, but despite this the three D-Types entered at Le Mans in ’54 were all hampered by various issues and only one completed the race. It finished 2nd, just one lap behind a 5-litre V12 works Ferrari.

Le Mans in ’55 was overshadowed by the catastrophic accident which saw the favourite Mercedes team retire from the race, but works D-Types – now with 280bhp and ‘long nose’ bodywork – finished first and third. The works supported Ecurie Ecosse team’s 3.4-litre D-Type took victory the following year, a feat the team repeated with a 3.8-litre version in ’57 with other D-Types following it home in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th.

In ’58 a Le Mans rule change saw maximum capacity reduced to 3-litres, and although Jaguar complied with a smaller engine, the D-Type’s wings had been clipped and it didn’t find the speed and reliability required to win the 24hr classic again.

It’s thought that some 87 D-Types were built (67 customer cars plus 20 factory racers) along with 16 XKSS – the XKSS being the better equipped two-seater road version created in ’57 so that unsold monocoques didn’t go to waste after D-Type development ceased at the end of ’56.

Costing a mighty £3,878 in 1955, genuine period D-Types are now region £4m to £6.3m, although $21.78m (c.£16.3m) was paid in August 2016 for the ’56 Le Mans winning car. A genuine XKSS would likely fetch upward of £7.5m if one came to market (not since early 1999 has one sold at auction). In March 2016 Jaguar announced that it would build nine ‘continuation’ XKSSs with a price in excess of £1m.


Jaguar E-Type Top Speed (MPH): 143
0-60(s): 7
Power (BHP): 314

JAGUAR E-TYPE – the instant classic

Launched in 1961, the Series 1 E-Type was an instant classic. Its beautifully curvy streamlined shape and 265bhp 6-cyl 3.8-litre engine – both derived from the earlier, Le Mans-winning D-Type racer – and near 150mph performance, all for a fraction of the price of an Aston Martin or Ferrari, ensured its iconic status. Available as a 2-seater roadster or hardtop coupé, the latter featured a capacious luggage compartment with a side-hinged hatchback, thus making it the ideal high-speed grand tourer.

A similarly powerful but torquier 4.2-litre engine was introduced in late 1964, and the first 2+2 version was added in 1966. The Series 2 E-Type arrived in 1968, still with the 4.2 engine, while 1971 saw the introduction of the 5.3-litre V12-powered Series 3, although now available only as a roadster or 2+2 coupe, the 2-seat coupé having been dropped.

With a 9-inch longer wheelbase, a more upright screen rake and a redesigned roofline to accommodate rear seat passengers (albeit small ones), no-one has ever argued that the 2+2 E-Type is prettier than its 2-seat coupé sibling. Enzo Ferrari famously described the E-Type as ‘the most beautiful car ever made’, but that was before the 2+2… However, in the eyes of a young 1970s petrolhead an E-Type was an E-Type and as such the 2+2 was still hugely desirable.

The 4.2 engine had been emasculated by US emission controls, but the big new V12 brought performance back to early/mid ‘60s levels. Power was rated at 314bhp which meant 0-60 in under 7 secs with a 143mph top speed, thus putting it very much on a par with the fastest of its competitors. According to Bill Boddy’s review in Motor Sport (Jan ’72), “…the V12 Jaguar proved to be a very fine effortless high-speed touring car, which would accelerate effectively from 100 m.p.h. upwards”.

E-Type 2+2 production continued until 1973 with 16,239 having been built, 7,297 of those being V12 2+2s.

Jaguar XJ220

Jaguar XJ220

Jaguar XJ220

The Jaguar XJ220 is a supercar that was produced by Jaguar from 1992 to 1994. It was designed to be the fastest production car in the world and was a technical marvel for its time. Initially designed as a concept car in the late 1980s. The concept car featured a 6.2-litre V12 engine and all-wheel drive, but the production version was changed to a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine that produced 542 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. The car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and had a top speed of 217 mph.

Only 271 units of the XJ220 were produced, making it a rare and highly coveted vehicle among collectors. The car was handmade and featured a lightweight aluminum body and a carbon fiber tub. It was also fitted with advanced technologies, such as active aerodynamics and a four-wheel steering system.

Despite its impressive performance and advanced features, the XJ220 was not as successful in the market as Jaguar had hoped. The high price tag and the economic recession of the early 1990s meant that many potential buyers were unable to afford the car, and sales were slower than expected. We here at JBR are big fans of this amazing car and feature the XJ220 in our feature, cars unappreciated in their time.

Despite its commercial failure, the XJ220 remains a highly respected and sought-after vehicle among car enthusiasts and collectors. Its advanced design and impressive performance continue to inspire automotive enthusiasts around the world.

In recent years, examples of the XJ220 have sold for between £300,000 and £600,000 at auctions, with some particularly rare and well-maintained models selling for even higher prices. It’s important to note that prices can vary greatly depending on the condition and history of the individual car.


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