Jaguar has produced some of the most iconic cars of all time. Founded in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company, they have endured several ownership changes and are now part of the combined Jaguar Land Rover, sharing many components between the two brands. With such a storied past, picking only 10 cars was not an easy task, but here are our top 10 Jags of all time.
Basically a street legal LeMans prepped D-type. Steve McQueen owned one, that’s why we like it.
2015 will be the last year for the XK, farewell old friend.
The only Jag that won the 24 hours of Daytona and LeMans back in 1988.
This sedan embodies all that is Jaguar. Pristine examples are becoming hard to find thanks to rust and engine failures.
The most powerful Jaguar ever built is also among the most attractive. It has 550 HP from a supercharged V8 and a torque vectoring differential.
David Freiburger, the Editor-in-Chief of Hot Rod Magazine, stuffed a supercharged Chevy small block into a 1974 XJ12, resulting in one of the wildest Jags of all time.
The ultimate supercar of the early 1990s, it briefly held the production car land speed record at 213 mph.
The car of choice for Austin Powers is also among the most comfortable. It featured independent suspension and spawned several racing versions.
Everyone needs a giant GT car with V12 power. Over its 21 year lifespan, the XJS received only minimal updates between 1975 and 1996.
The quintessential British roadster had a wood framed body with hand crafted aluminum panels. The name refers to the top speed of 120 mph. One of the fastest cars in the world at the time, it launched the US invasion of two seat roadsters. We responded with the Corvette, and the rest is history.