Many interesting classic cars are ever increasing in value, and the XK120, XK140 and XK150 models are certainly among that category. This is the essential guide to those models – an important read for owners, but more crucially, a constant reference guide to keep with you when viewing a potential purchase. It will help you identify the model that suits you, tell you what to look for when inspecting a car, and provide you with all the necessary procedures to go through to ensure the car is what it appears to be.
Nigel Thorley is very well known in the Jaguar fraternity, being one of the founding members of the world’s largest Jaguar club, the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club. He was brought up with these cars as his father and elder brother always owned them, and he bought his first Jaguar for the princely sum of just £50 at the age of 18. Since then he has owned more than 70 Jaguars and Daimlers, including 16 Mk2s and a couple of S-types, so he knows these cars intimately, and he still runs a Jaguar as everyday transport. He has written more than 20 books, mainly on the Jaguar marque, and continues to edit the monthly 140-page Jaguar Enthusiast magazine for the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club, of which he is a director.In addition to Jaguars his other passions are Triumph cars, photography, Rotary and more recently his grandchildren. Nigel lives in Yorkshire with his wife Pauline.