Following a renovation and a shakeup in management, the Jaguar Heritage Museum in Coventry, England, has been reopened to the public.
The museum was founded in 1983 as an independent educational charity. Originally, the museum was operated as the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, but it now is known simply as the Jaguar Heritage museum following the restructuring.
The museum displays select cars from the Jaguar collection, which boasts more than 100 unique and valuable vehicles. A few unique vehicles from the collection include a 1937 SS Saloon (the first Jaguar built), a 1956 D-type “Long Nose” that won the Reims 12 Hours that year, the 1966 XJ13 Le Mans prototype, and the last E-type S.3 V-12 two-seater made.
“The collection is an important part of Jaguar’s heritage and allows members of the public and Jaguar enthusiasts from around the world to view the famous cars,” said Mike O’Driscoll, chairman of the trust and managing director of Jaguar Cars.
“It is important that we maintain the link to our heritage and the famous vehicles that have gone before like the C-type and D-type. They are not only part of the history but also part of the sporting pedigree that is Jaguar.”