Jaguar Land Rover has bought the largest privately owned collection of classic British car in the world. All the 543 vehicle were owned by James Hull and more than 100 cars were made by Jaguar. This impressive collection included an SS100, an allow XK120, an MK X, previously owned by Sir William Lyons, several C- and D-Types, 8 E-Types and more.
"We are delighted that Jaguar Land Rover has come to an agreement with James Hull to secure the future of this very significant collection of Jaguar and British cars. 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", said John Edwards, Managing Director of Special Vehicle Operations.
Furthermore, the collection will be used to support brand and experimental marketing in existing and emerging car markets.
"Travelling all over the world to build the collection over the years has been a labour of love and a life’s work, so my primary motivation was not to get the maximum price but rather to secure the future of the collection in this country with the right custodian. I have got to know Jaguar Land Rover well in recent years and they have borrowed cars from the collection for events such as the Mille Miglia and supporting Jaguar in China. They are the perfect custodians to take the collection forward and I know it is in safe hands", added James Hull.Source: JLR