Ian Callum, Brian Johnson, Lord March Choose Top 10 Jaguars of All Time

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As hard as it would be to come up with the top 10 vehicles for just about any automaker, you’d think this task would be even more challenging for Jaguar, which has a long history of building some of the most successful and beautiful sports cars on the planet. Fortunately for us, three qualified men were up to the daunting task.
Ahead of the launch of the all-new Jaguar XE, Lord March, creator of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival; Brian Johnson, front man for rock band AC/DC and avid car collector/racer; and Ian Callum, Jaguar's Director of Design got together to name their favorite Jaguar model of all time and eventually perform the impossible task of naming Jaguar’s “Perfect 10” automobiles. Not surprisingly, only two of the cars – both racecars – were produced after the 1960s.

Check out the video and then scroll down for the full list of the “Perfect 10.”

10. XJR-9. Tom Walkinshaw won Le Mans in 1988 with this very car, in one of Jaguar’s seven victories in the famous endurance race.
9. TWR XJS: Tom Walkinshaw was very successful in motorsport for Jaguar in the 1980s and returned Jaguar to the podium with the racing version of the legendary XJS winning the European Touring Car Championship.
8. XJ6 S1: Car of the Year when launched in 1968, this particular XJ6 was Sir William Lyons’ personal car.
7. XJ13: Only one example of this car was built, being the first Jaguar to use the V12 engine. The XJ13 was built for - but never raced at - Le Mans, and was designed by Malcolm Sayer.
6. E-type, registration77 RW: The Jaguar ‘Works’ press car, famously driven overnight by Norman Dewis to Geneva for its Motor Show debut to great fanfare. This was the first production Jaguar to reach 150 mph, and is the earliest surviving E-type Roadster
5. MK II: A great example of the legendary sporting saloon for which Jaguar has become globally renowned, and the genesis of the brand-new XE.
4. D-type, registration 393 RW: This penultimate D-type won the 12 hours race at Reims driven, by Hamilton and Bueb, and was sixth at Le Mans with the same driver pairing.
3. C-type, registration NDU 289: Original entry in the 1953 Mille Miglia, and one of just 54 cars built.
2. XK120 - registration NUB 120: Perhaps the most famous XK120 in the world. Driven by Ian Appleyard and Pat Lyons (daughter of Sir William Lyons) to numerous rally wins in the 1950s, including the Alpine Rallye des Alpes in 1950 and 1951.
1. SS100: Jaguar’s first 100mph production car.
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