Jaguar EKE

Jaguar’s history features many highs and lows, multiple owners, and several solvency issues. Its origins are traced back to the Swallow Sidecar Company, founded in 1922, an entity that manufactured motorcycle sidecars before designing passenger car bodies. Under the ownership of S. S. Cars Limited, the company changed its name to Jaguar Cars in 1945, and in 1966 merged with British Motor Corporation (via Be Forward). Renamed British Motor Holdings (BMH), the firm merged again with Leyland Motor Corporation in 1968, becoming British Leyland.

In 1984, Jaguar spun off from British Leyland, listing on the London Stock Exchange as a separate company until Ford acquired it in 1990. The merger of Jaguar Cars with Land Rover in 2013 formed Jaguar Land Rover Limited, the company that designs and manufactures both Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles today.

Despite its storied past, most sports car enthusiasts would agree that Jaguar has made some of the most extraordinary, beautiful, and fastest sports cars in automobile history. So revered are Jaguar designs, even Enzo Ferrari declared, at the 1961 Geneva Auto Show, that the E-Type was the "most beautiful car in the world." Although the quote has never been verified by public records nor confirmed by Ferrari’s founder before his death, it remains a tribute to Jaguar’s exceptional style.

Here are the 15 best Jaguars of all time.

Blue Jaguar E-Type
Red Jaguar XK120
Black Jaguar MK2
Jaguar D-Type with race numbers and drivers
Green Jaguar XKSS
Dark green Jaguar XJ-S side view
Silver Jaguar XJ220
Green Jaguar XK
Silver Jaguar C-Type
White Jaguar XJR-15
White open top SS Jaguar 100
Jaguar XJR-X300 parked on the street
orange Jaguar XE SV Project 8
black Jaguar S-Type on showroom floor
Blue Jaguar F-type