Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works is an all-new, facility in the British Midlands dedicated to offering a range of products and services designed to fuel the passion of owners and enthusiasts for classic Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr. Ralf Speth and Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director John Edwards attended the opening ceremony today of Classic Works, the world’s largest classic car sales, manufacturing and restoration facility of its kind.
The opening of Classic Works in Coventry is an important milestone in the rapid development of the Jaguar Land Rover Classic brand, which was launched in March 2016. This is the first purpose-built site for Jaguar Land Rover Classic, which brings all sales, servicing and restoration operations under one roof. The brand’s global expansion continues later this summer with the launch of a new facility at Essen in Germany.
"Classic Works is hugely important to Jaguar Land Rover. It’s much more than a building – it’s the heart, and soul, of Jaguar Land Rover Classic for our clients worldwide. Being able to support owners and enthusiasts of our two great brands with a full suite of services for classic vehicles is a fantastic opportunity." John Edward, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director
AUTHENTIC CARS: JAGUAR LAND ROVER CLASSIC LEGENDS
At the opening of Classic Works, Jaguar Land Rover Classic announced its full range of Legends vehicle purchase opportunities, catering for enthusiasts looking to buy a collectible classic Jaguar or Land Rover.
Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works Legends are expertly-picked examples of both marques for purchase, ranging from restoration candidates to daily drivers and concours show cars. Jaguar Land Rover Classic is now able to offer a restoration service for clients’ own vehicles, across both marques, utilising the same expert knowledge and skills that produce the Legends Continued and Reborn Legends vehicles.
Repair and maintenance of all models out of production for 10 years or more is offered at Classic Works, from XK120 to XK8 and Series Land Rovers to Discovery and Freelander models from the 1990s.
The first time any classic Jaguar or Land Rover enters the Classic Works facility it’s offered a comprehensive 121-point visual inspection, resulting in a report detailing any work required. As any work is carried out, it’s recorded in a Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works Service Book.
A dedicated XJ220 servicing zone is operated by experienced Jaguar supercar technicians, some of whom have supported the XJ220 programme since it entered production 25 years ago, using tailor-made service tools for the 212mph supercar.
Jaguar Land Rover Classic Parts supplies genuine parts for models whose range has been out of production for over a decade. The catalogue currently has more than 30,000 individual and guaranteed parts, available to order from Jaguar Land Rover's global retail network. Specialist technical advisors have extensive product knowledge and selected parts are available to order on the day for collection at local retailers.
The number and range of parts available to support owners of classic Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will grow significantly with investment supporting the Classic business. Recent additions include Jaguar E-type and Range Rover Classic panels, and brand-new Pirelli P-Zero tyres for the Jaguar XJ220, enabling owners to fully enjoy their supercar at peak performance again. The only Jaguar-approved and J-Rated tyres on the market for the XJ220, the Pirelli tyres were developed in conjunction with members of the car’s original engineering team.
In addition to cars, services and parts, Jaguar Land Rover Classic also offers clients the opportunity to experience a selection of legendary Jaguar and Land Rover models with Classic Drives at sites including MIRA and Eastnor Castle, where many of the vehicles were developed. And, drives can be combined with factory visits too.
For those with a competitive spirit, the third season of the Jaguar Classic Challenge race series for pre-1966 Jaguars is now underway. The five-round series began at Donington Park in April and continues at Brands Hatch on 1-2 July. Races at Silverstone Classic in July and Oulton Park in August lead up to the season finale at September’s Spa Six-Hours meeting in Belgium.
APPROVED BY LE MANS WINNER ANDY WALLACE
Jaguar Land Rover Classic has appointed 1988 Jaguar Le Mans winner Andy Wallace as Chief Test Driver for its vehicle programmes. Wallace will road test Jaguar Classic-built Legends cars before they are presented to clients. He will also help with the hand-over of these prized vehicles with expert driving tuition and technology familiarisation demonstrations.
TAKE A CLASSIC WORKS TOUR
From September, members of the public will be able to experience the craftsmanship and expertise for themselves at the new Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works.
Guided tours of Classic Works will be available on selected days throughout the year, offering enthusiasts the chance to learn all about the projects undertaken at the new heart of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, including a behind-the-scenes look at the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Collection.
Expert hosts are on hand to show a selection of vehicles from both marques, ranging from restoration projects including Land Rover, Range Rover and E-type Reborn to rarities like the XJ220 supercar, which celebrates its 25th anniversary as a production car this year. Visitors will also get a close look at the meticulous build process of continuation models such as the XKSS.
Exploring the pioneering craftsmanship in recreating classics and the unique stories behind the sourcing, build process, technical highlights and history of models within Classic Works, visitors are guaranteed an experience they will not forget. The tour will take approximately three hours and is priced at £49 per person.
For further information and to reserve a space today, visit: https://experience.jaguar.com/classic-works-tour or https://experience.landrover.com/classic-works-tour