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Classic Jaguar XK

Classic Jaguar XK

Author: Brian Laban

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785001949

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

View: 999

There have been other generations of Jaguar XK since, but the definitive incarnation is the family of 6-cylinder sports cars that stretches from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s, from XK120 to the E-Type. On road, on track and on rally stage, they built the foundations of Jaguar's sporty image and giant-killing reputation, not to mention its commercial roots - especially in America. By any definition, the 6-cylinder XKs are at the heart of everything that Jaguar grew into. This is the complete story of the whole 6-cylinder XK generation, the circumstances, the people and the events that created it and made it a sports car legend - and guaranteed that forever after, in Jaguar's vocabulary, XK would always mean 'sports car'. This book will be of great interest to all motoring historians and Jaguar enthusiasts and is superbly illustrated with 270 colour archive photographs.
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Jaguar XK

Jaguar XK

Author: Nigel Thorley

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787118102

Category: Transportation

Page: 152

View: 890

A welcome addition to the Great Cars Series, this volume focuses on the Jaguar XK 120, 140 and 150 model ranges. The XK120 established Jaguar as a world-renowned marque, providing a remarkable combination of style, world-beating performance and innovative engineering, and the subsequent XK-40 and XK150 maintained Jaguar’s position as a leading sports car manufacturer. With the aid of archive images and stunning studio photography, respected Jaguar historian Nigel Thorley tells the story of these classic cars.
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Jaguar XK

Jaguar XK

Author: Nigel Thorley

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 1787113027

Category: Transportation

Page: 152

View: 373

A welcome addition to the Great Cars Series, this volume focuses on the Jaguar XK 120, 140 and 150 model ranges. The XK120 established Jaguar as a world-renowned marque, providing a remarkable combination of style, world-beating performance and innovative engineering, and the subsequent XK-40 and XK150 maintained Jaguar’s position as a leading sports car manufacturer. With the aid of archive images and stunning studio photography, respected Jaguar historian Nigel Thorley tells the story of these classic cars.
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Jaguar XK 120, 140 & 150

Jaguar XK 120, 140 & 150

Author: Nigel Thorley

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845843779

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 178

Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author's years of real ownership experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a true professional. Get the right car at the right price!
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Classic Jaguar XK

Classic Jaguar XK

Author: Brian Laban

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 1785001930

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 766

There have been other generations of Jaguar XK since, but the definitive incarnation is the family of 6-cylinder sports cars that stretch from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s, from XK120 to the E-Type. On road, on track and on rally stage, they built the foundations of Jaguar’s sporty image and giant-killing reputation, not to mention its commercial roots - especially in America. By any definition, the 6-cylinder XKs are at the heart of everything that Jaguar grew into. This is the complete story of the whole 6-cylinder XK generation, the circumstances, the people and the events that created it and made it a sports car legend – and guaranteed that forever after, in Jaguar’s vocabulary, XK would always mean ‘sports car’.
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You & Your Jaguar XK/XKR

You & Your Jaguar XK/XKR

Author: Nigel Thorley

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787118201

Category: Transportation

Page: 232

View: 577

The Jaguar XK was launched to great acclaim in 1996 as the successor to the XJS. Jaguar’s XK sports models were produced from 1996 to 2014 in two distinct forms: the original steel-bodied XK, and, in 2005, the advanced technology aluminium-bodied New XK. Highly significant for Jaguar, these cars reintroduced the world to Jaguar sports car motoring and, in doing so, echoed the success of previous icons, such as the E-type. The original edition of this book covered just the X-100 (original series) XKs from 1996 through to 2005. This edition, now in paperback, brings the story up to date with the X-150 alloy-bodied cars, from 2006 through to the end of production in 2014. A significantly enlarged work, packed with information and over 130 additional full-colour pictures, this fascinating book is essential reading for all XK owners, prospective owners and enthusiasts – the perfect XK ‘handbook.’

Original Jaguar Xk

Original Jaguar Xk

Author: Philip Porter

Publisher: Porter Press

ISBN: 1913089592

Category:

Page: 400

View: 108

Revised third edition of this perennial best-seller. After five reprints, this book has established itself as the XK bible. More than 50 XKs have been photographed specifically for this book, including no less than eight of the rare alloy XK120s. This title comprises an absolute wealth of material and fascinating facts to intrigue and inform the XK owner, restorer and enthusiast, including model breakdowns, colour scheme information and pages of statistics. Original Jaguar XK is lavishly and comprehensively illustrated and is the only book that covers XK120s, XK140s and XK150s in such textual and photographic detail.

Jaguar XK DIY Restoration & Maintenance

Jaguar XK DIY Restoration & Maintenance

Author: Bob Exelby

Publisher: Porter Press

ISBN: 1907085351

Category:

Page: 304

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An absolute sensation when first seen in 1948, in the midst of post-war austerity, the Jaguar XK 120 was both a stunningly beautiful car sold to all the top film stars, and a ruthlessly successful rally machine--and it remains just as effective on both counts today. A perfect XK 120, 140 or 150 could easily cost six figures in pounds, dollars or euros today--so how practical is it to buy a neglected example and restore it at home? This is the story of how one man completely restored his XK 120 roadster, transforming it from dereliction into a thoroughly beautiful example of this iconic sports car. He also took the time to investigate and incorporate numerous detail improvements, making the car even more usable and practical for today's roads, some 65 years after it was built. Cable TV engineer Bob Exelby has a lifetime of home classic car rebuilds behind him and shares all the nuggets of information, advice and tips gleaned through his own blood (literally), sweat and tears over 50 years of 'playing with old cars'. Even the most experienced make mistakes, and he freely shares his so that others can avoid them. This book is invaluable if you want to know what makes an XK 'tick', and if it's the classic car for you--and vital if you own or are restoring one.
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Jaguar XJ-S

Jaguar XJ-S

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785005848

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 530

James Taylor remembers very well the disappointment among his petrol-head friends when the XJ-S was announced in 1975. It was not a replacement for the legendary E-type; its colours were uninspired; and its interior was drab. All credit, then, to those people at Jaguar who truly believed in the car and, over a period of nearly 20 years, turned the ugly duckling into a swan. From the moment the XJ-S HE arrived in 1981, there seemed to be renewed hope, and from then on, the car went from strength to strength to become the much-admired grand tourer it always should have been. The book contains a timeline of the key events in the history of the XJ-S and an overview of the evolution of the XJ-S from the XJ27 prototype. Packed with details it gives UK showroom prices through the year and sales in the US by year. Of great interest to all motoring and Jaguar enthusiasts, it is superbly illustrated with 192 colour and black & white photos. James Taylor has been writing professionally about road transport since the late 1970s, his primary interest is in those models that made the British motor industry great.
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Classic American Cars

Classic American Cars

Author: Craig Cheetham

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785832737

Category: Transportation

Page: 323

View: 176

From the turn of the twentieth century through to the present day, the book traces the development of the automobile, reflecting the social change it both brought, and reflected.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 228

View: 795

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115

Mercedes-Benz W114 and W115

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785008252

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 153

The W114 and W115 models were enormously successful for Mercedes-Benz, and their sales in nine years of production between 1967 and 1976 almost equalled the total of all Mercedes passenger models built in the 23 years between 1945 and the time of their introduction in 1968. There were many reasons for this success, but perhaps the most important was that Mercedes expanded the range to include a simply vast amount of variants including four-cylinder and six-cylinder petrol engines, four-cylinder diesels; saloons, coupes and long-wheelbase models. With around 200 photographs, this book features the story of the design and development of the W114 and W115 ranges. It gives full technical specifications, including paint and interior trim choices; includes a chapter on the special US variants; gives production tables and model type codes and explores the Experimental Safety Vehicles developed from these cars. Finally, there is a chapter on buying and owning a 114- or 115-series Mercedes.