Steve McQueen, and two beautiful possessions of his: the Jaguar XKSS and the Lotus Eleven.
Laguna Seca, 1959.
The Jaguar XK-120 chases the very mean looking Corvette on turn #9.
Jaguar XK120 (the myth itself, the LOE3) hillclimbing the hell out of Shelsley Walsh.
Jaguar XK120 at the Frank Grounds Rally (1951, ish)
This fine example of the XK120 belonged to the Bira Prince, and its arguably the most important (or significant) XK120 ever built.
Known as the HKV-455, its original plates, or as the chassis #6600001, it was the first lefhand-drive XK120, the first to enter the USA, and also the oldest XK120 remaining. It got itself quite some racing pedigree in the meantime, surviving every single rally.
It was later found in a garage in Scotland, where apparently it had been hiding from the eyes of the public for almost 30 years.
In 2005 it was sold in an auction for $440k.
Jaguar E Type SII advertisement (1970)
E-Type advertisements are a personal favorite of mine.
They’re all so beautifully worked, never showing too much or too little, with proper subtle luxurious color schemes which makes you know how special you could be if you owned one.
Daimler 2.5 V8 (1966)
Aside from the engine (which was from Daimler itself), badges and minor interior details, the Daimler 2.5 was otherwise the very same car as a Jaguar Mk II.
Oulton Park, 1961.
Roy Salvadori / Graham Hill with the Jaguar E-Types.
1969 Advertisement for the XKE/E-Type Jaguar.
Jaguar E Type (1961)
One of the first public appearances of the E-Type, at the Geneva Auto Show in 1961.
Look at her dress, then at the car. Repeat for a couple of times. Do you see how well they match? Notice her half-sleeves and the tyre wall lines.
The Jaguar E-Type: absolute perfection since day one.