The new Jaguar Land Rover ‘Special Vehicle Operations’ division has recently completed the purchase of 543 classic British vehicles. The cars span six decades of UK automotive manufacture and represent a number of iconic brand names.
It’s expected that the models will be used for the SVO team’s appearances at international heritage events. The entire group had been collected by entrepreneur James Hull, with the value of the assembled cars estimated in the tens of millions of pounds. As the manufacturer confirms, it is the largest private collection of British vehicles known to exist today.
Many of the vehicles will be painstakingly maintained and restored at the new workshop that SVO is developing in the UK. The collection includes a Bentley owned by Elton John, and an Austin which previously belonged to former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
The vast majority of the classic cars are from Jaguar, yet Land Rover is certainly not being pushed aside by the SVO division. There are plans to build a high-performance version of the Range Rover Sport, capable of producing as much as 542bhp from a finely-tuned V8 engine.
To learn more about the Range Rover and the new Land Rover vehicle line-up, please speak with the team at Charles Hurst in Belfast.