Behind the doors at Jaguar’s own classic car collection in Gaydon
Next to the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire rests the bulk of Jaguar’s own classic car collection.
Featuring everything from concept cars and one-offs to racing legends and vehicles of the royal family, it’s a must visit for any Jag enthusiast.
10 cars from the collection are on display in the museum itself but another 75 or so are available in the neighbouring collections centre building.
During my visit I spend a short amount of time capturing photographs of some of the collection highlights. You’ll have to forgive me for some of the strange perspectives and framing, these cars are tightly stacked.
Jaguar XJ220 concept car — the one with the V12
What’s even more special than a Jaguar XJ220? This Jaguar XJ220!
As a Jaguar development car it stuck to the original recipe of 4-wheel drive with a stonking great V12 in the back.
Production XJ220s famously ended up with a turbocharged V6 and rear wheel drive after engineering requirements made the V12/4wd car a no go for Jag. This sparked a huge number of order cancellations.
In the end, Jaguar went on to sell just 271 XJ220s although this didn’t stop it holding the title of the world’s fastest production car for several years.