Jaguar Land Rover is on a roll. The current cars are good, the future cars look good and they've just taken care of the old cars by buying the largest privately held collection of classic British cars.
The collection was owned by James Hull, who founded a chain of dentists. Mr Hull kept the cars in warehouses in Herefordshire and decided to sell for an asking price of £100 million.
Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations stepped in and bought the lot for an undisclosed sum. 130 of the 543 cars in the collection are Jaguars.
Harry Metcalfe, ex Evo and now with SVO said this on twitter:
With the both the Heritage and now this collection, we've got a formidable fleet of iconic cars, which we intend to put to very good use...
— Harry Metcalfe (@harrym_evo) July 25, 2014
It looks like the collection will be in good hands.
By Matt Hubbard