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Jaguar Buys Private Vintage Car Collection for $170 Million USD

Longstanding luxury carmaker Jaguar makes headlines today with the purchase of the world’s largest

Longstanding luxury carmaker Jaguar makes headlines today with the purchase of the world’s largest private collection of classic British cars. Curated by one James Hull, a talented dentist with some 50 clinics across the United Kingdom, Jaguar traded an undisclosed amount for a total of 543 cars through its new Special Operations division. Consisting of over 130 classic Jaguars, Hull’s collection includes an MK X owned by the company’s founder Sir William Lyons, Winston Churchill’s Austin, Elton John’s Bentley, racer Mike Hailwood’s E-Type and so much more. Expected to be used to promote its historical influence at special events around the globe, Jaguar confirmed that the collection will remain intact in a new facility at its historical home in Coventry for the foreseeable future. Although the exact sales figure is currently unknown, Hull did mention in a press release, “My primary motivation was not to get the maximum price, but rather to secure the future of the collection in this country with the right custodian.”

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