There are coffee table books and there are books full of now-familiar Jaguar facts and figures. This is neither. Rather, this is the story of one man’s decades-long quest to build a definitive collection of Jaguar sports cars and Swiss collector Christian Jenny generously takes us along for the ride. Along the way we learn the story of each car and how it was acquired. Some are among the most important Jaguars in existence: the original sloping-tail SS 90 prototype, a C-Type (023), a Lister-Jaguar “knobbly” and the Geneva show E-Type Coupe (885005), the first E-Type ever shown in public. The book includes a wealth of historical data on Jaguar sports cars, including production figures, specifications and Jaguar milestones. But what’s most interesting is how “just” 13 cars – and one very passionate collector, to give credit where credit is due – tell the story of the men who designed, developed and raced these cars better than a stack of other Jaguar books.
Lavishly photographed, well written and beautifully produced, no Jaguar enthusiast should be without this book. XKs Unlimited is proud to be the USA distributor.