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ISBN-10: 0747812039

ISBN-13: 9780747812036

Edition: 2012

Authors: Graham Robson

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Sir William Lyons enjoyed a seemingly unstoppable rise to fame and fortune in the motor industry, and the Jaguar brand which he introduced became world-famous. Yet it did not happen overnight. In the 1920s he was in Blackpool, styling motorcycle sidecars, in the 1930s he was in Coventry developing the SS motor car, and the stand-alone Jaguar company did not appear until 1945. Until 1972, when he retired from business, Sir William was the mainstream, the chairman, the chief stylist, and the inspiration of all things Jaguar.Helped along by the amazing new XK engine of 1948, by motor racing success at Le Mans, and by the stunning style of cars like the XK120, the Mk 2 saloons and the…    
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List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 8/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 5.97" wide x 8.17" long x 0.16" tall
Weight: 0.330

Graham Robson possesses a worldwide reputation as a motoring historian, and has been close to the sport of rallying for many years, as a competitor, team manager, organizer, reporter, commentator and observer; in more than forty years he has never lost touch with the sport. Not only has Graham competed in many British and European events, he's also reported on marathons in South America, and acted as a traveling controller in the legendary London-Mexico World Cup Rally. As a recognized authority on many aspects of classic cars and motoring of that period, he is the most prolific of all authors, with more than 130 published books to his credit. Over the years Graham has owned, driven,…    

In the Beginning: Sidecars and Rebodied Specials
SS, SS-Jaguar and the SS100
Post-War Expansion: The XK-Engined Era
E-Type and Mark 2: The Cars that Changed Jaguar
XJ6, V12 Engines and British Leyland
Motor Racing from the 1950s to the 1990s
Independence, Ford, Land Rover and TATA
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