Jaguar cars through the years have been some of the most fastest, most gorgeous production cars ever made. We have had the pleasure of owing some of the full scale versions of the models listed here. Enjoy your trip through our first of three Jaguar production car rooms. From sidecars to motorcars, SS Cars to SS Jaguar and then simply Jaguar, the Jaguar badge has been on some of the world's greatest cars now for over 75 years.
Grace, Space and Pace!


JAGUAR PRODUCTION CARS to 1959:

To view our complete Jaguar production car collection, take these links to the Jaguar production cars in production order, Cars to 1968 the Cars 1969-1987 and the Cars 1988 to present and Jaguar Concept Cars.


From SS to Jaguar pre-WWII
1927-32 SS Swallow Austin Seven: Before there was Jaguar Cars, there was SS Cars and before that, Swallow Sidecar, or SS, which William Lyons co-founded to make motorcycle sidecars. In 1927, the company started producing custom bodies for the Austin 7 with a smart open tourer, followed by the sedan in 1928. The Swallow proved popular and over 3,500 various styles were produced up until 1932, when Lyons started making complete cars under the SS brand.
Model by MILESTONE MINIATURES 1/43
1932-38 SS1 Coupé: Introduced in 1932, the SS1 used the Standard 2.6L engine producing 62 hp by 1934, along with a modified Standard chassis. These attractive, low-slung cars attracted sportsmen of the day with their keen contemporary styling, superb handling and performance. The SS1 cars were coach built bodies on wood frames until 1938 when all steel bodies were introduced. A total of 4,254 SS1 cars of all types were built.
Model by WESTERN 1/43
1933-36 SS1 Tourer : The SS1 Tourer was launched in 1933, using the six cylinder side valve Standard engine of 2.0L and producing 48 bhp. In 1934 the engine was offered in either 2143cc, or 2663 cc options, a maximum of 68hp and a top speed of 75 mph. The performance, handling and design of these cars is the foundation all Jaguar sedans and sports cars are built on. Grace, space, pace!
Model by WESTERN MODELS 1/43
1932-35 SS2: Smaller than the SS1, the SS2 was built upon the Standard Nine chassis. It featured a 1.0L Standard four-cylinder engine, producing 9hp. The SS2 gave Swallow a more economical and lower priced model, still well appointed and visually much like its bigger sibling. This began a tradition of having smaller 'introductory' luxury cars in its full model line-up, something Jaguar continues today.
Model by GEMS & COBWEBS 1/43

1935-36 SS Jaguar 2.5 Saloon : Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons' wife Greta drove this black 2.5 Saloon until 1946. It is known as the Lady Lyons car and is in the Jaguar Heritage Trust collection. Production of the 2 1/2 litre cars resumed after WWII and ended in 1949 after 6,777 examples were built.
Model by OXFORD 1/43
1935-36 SS Jaguar 2.5 Saloon : Produced from 1935-36, the 2.5 Saloon was the first car to wear the Jaguar name, although as a model designation, not the marque name. The marque name change to Jaguar would not come till after WWII. Offering 90 mph performance at a modest cost, the 2.5 was the basis for all Jaguar production cars which followed until 1949. 2010 is the 75th Anniversary year of the first use of the Jaguar brand name.
Model by OXFORD 1/43
1935-36 SS1 Airline: Perhaps the most beautiful example of the SS1 cars was the art deco styled SS1 Airline Coupe. It would be the first of many well styled, as well as high performing, Jaguars to follow. Surprisingly, Jaguar founder William Lyons was not fond of these cars, the Airline styling coming from his original partner William Walmsley jus before he left the company. Produced until 1936, 624 were produced.
Model by ALTAYA/IXO 1/43

1936-40 SS100: The first of many classic Jaguar sports cars to follow, were the SS100 Jaguars. Produced between 1936-1940, the SS100 was powered by a 2.5 litre Standard OHV six-cylinder engine, developing 100 bhp and a top speed of 95 mph with the windscreen lowered.
Model by MATCHBOX (MOY) 1/36
1938 SS100 Coupe: Gordon March is ready to take his new SS100 Coupe out for a club track day, his wealthy father having just purchased it for him from the Jaguar stand at the 1938 Earls Court Motor Show. William Lyons had this elegant one-off couple built to showcase Jaguar as continental touring cars.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1936-40 SS100: This is a 3.5L car in Carnation Red, a proper sports car color. The Jaguar leaper on the radiator cap was introduced to Jaguar cars in 1937, but never was fitted to the SS100 from the factory. The original radiator cap was known as the "dog bone", but leapers were retro-fitted by many owners.
Model by WESTERN 1/43

1936-40 SS100 Brooklands: Outfitted to race at Brooklands and other circuits, the SS100 did well in the hands of enthusiast owners. This car is believed to have been raced at Brooklands by Ian Appleyard and is part of the JDHT collection.
Model by MILESTONE MINIATURES 1/43
1937-40 SS Jaguar 1.5L DHC: The 1.5L cars were designed as "entry" level models, with 2.5L and 3.5L models filing out the range. The 1.5L was quick enough to justify its styling and went a very long way towards cementing Jaguar’s position as the pre-eminent producer of sporting automobiles.
Model by DG MODELS 1/43
1937-40 SS Jaguar 3.5 OHV Saloon: In 1937, the range was expanded to include a 3.5L Saloon using the same Standard OHV engine which was available in the SS100. Model styling stayed virtually the same as the previous saloons.
Model by MILESTONE MINIATURES 1/43

Post-War to 1959
1946-50 Jaguar 2.5 (Mark IV): Designated as the Jaguar 1 1/2 litre or 2 1/2 litre saloon (depending on displacement). the name Mark IV did not start being applied to these cars until the Mark V was launched in 1950. The Mark IV used the pre-war Standard engine in three sizes up to 3 1/2 litres.
Model by FRANKLIN MINT 1/43

1947-49 Jaguar 3.5 (Mark IV) DHC: A year after the Mark IV was introduced, a beautiful DHC version was produced. This version gave elegant top down motoring to discerning owners in the late 40's. The 3.5L produced 125 hp and all the engines used revised heads (Weslake) for more horsepower.
Model by MINIMARQUE 1/43

1948-51 Mark V FHC: Available in 2.5L and 3.5L variants of the OHV engine used in the earlier Mark IV saloon, the larger 3.5L engine produced 126 bhp for these magnificent saloons. The Mark V was also available in a four-door drophead landaulet, the ultimate touring car in 1949! .
Model by NEO 1/43
1948-51 Mark V FHC:
Model by NEO 1/43
1948-51 Mark V DHC: Launched at the 1948 London Motor Show, the MkV shared the stand with the new XK120, which it outsold. Our friend Frank and Peggy Morse have a fantastic Mark V DHC. These are grand touring automobiles which remind us of a time when luxury cars were coach built and very elegant.
Model by WESTERN MODELS 1/43
1948-51 Mark V DHC:
Model by ATLAS 1/43

XK120: 1948-1954
1948-54 XK120 OTS: The sports car that made America sit up and take notice! The XK120 was the first Jaguar to have the venerable twin overhead cam XK engine in 3.4L form, which continued powering Jaguar's in different variations for over forty years! The XK120 was produced from 1948-1954 and was succeeded by the XK140 and later the XK150 (until 1961)
Model by BRUMM 1/43

1951-54 XK120 FHC: The graceful lines of these cars are just as beautiful over sixty years later! At the time of their launch, there was no other contemporary production car that came close to matching the looks of the XK120. At the time, they were the fastest production cars in the world.
Model by ROAD SIGNATURE 1/18

1948-54 XK120 OTS
Model by CORGI 1/43
1948-54 XK120 OTS
Model by CORGI 1/43
1948-54 XK120 OTS
Model by CORGI 1/43

1948-54 XK120 OTS: Even the GEICO Gecko lusts after a XK120!, promotional model for the insurance company.
Model by UNKNOWN 1/32
1951-54 XK120 FHC: More of a toy than a scale model, this is one toy that started many young boys dreaming about sports car ownership. This one was mine.
Model by DINKY 1/48
1951-54 XK120 FHC: A nice wind-up XK120 produced in British occupied Germany, three speeds and six steering patterns.
Model by PRAMETA 1/24

1951-54 XK120 FHC: The fixed head coupe (FHC) versions of the XK120 have the cleanest lines in my opinion. It is rare to see a FHC at a Jaguar car show these days and long overlooked in favor of the roadsters, they have been gaining in popularity due to the fact that there are not many of them. Perfect in Suede Green!
Model by WESTERN MODELS 1/43
1951-54 XK120 FHC: A well played with Dinky. Someone painted the wheels silver many years ago. These toys fueled the desire to own a British sports car in many young boys like me. The XK designation has been used on all Jaguar sports cars since the XK120 (XKD, XKSS, XKE, XK8, XKR).
Model by DINKY 1/48
1953-54 XK120 DHC: The ultimate refinement of the XK120 was the drop head coupe (DHC). With full weather protection of wind-up windows and a easily fitted top, the DHC was a excellent choice for year-round motoring in harsher climates. The DHC was the rarest of the XK120,s, with just 1,767 being produced.
Model by SPARK 1/43

1951-53 C-Type: For sporting customers who lusted after wind in your face sports car motoring at over 140 MPH! Despite being designed with competition in mind, the C-Type was a fantastic road car, a reason it is much sought after for modern day rally tours. This car was never raced and was used exclusively to get away from jealous husbands.
Model by AUTOART 1/43
XK120 'C' Type brochure cover XK120 'C' Type brochure interior

XK140: 1954-1957
1954-57 XK140 OTS: The XK140 was powered by the 3.4L DOHC XK engine from the XK120. The XK140 benefitted from the racing experience and development of the C-Type, with better brakes, rack and pinion steering, better suspension. The XK engine produced 10 more hp than the XK120 version did, bringing the rating to 190bhp.
Model by NOREV 1/43
1954-57 XK140MC DHC: The C-Type head was carried over to the XK140 and gave those cars with that optional modification, 210 bhp and 124 mph. These cars carried the MC designation. The DHC's had jump seats in the rear, more practical as a parcel shelf than seating, they also has a walnut burl dash that the roadsters (OTS) did not have.
Model by VITESSE 1/43
1954-57 XK140 DHC: The XK140 produced for three years (1954-57) before being superceded by the XK150, were externally similar to the XK120, but benefitted from many refinements which made them a better road car than their predecessor. A more powerful engine, improved handling with rack and pinion steering, disc brakes and more interior room among them.
Model by ALTAYA/IXO 1/43

1954-57 XK140 FHC:
Model by SPARK 1/43

XK150: 1957-1961
1957-61 XK150 DHC: The XK150 was produced between 1957 and 1961 and replaced the previous XK140. The standard engine was the 3.4 litre DOHC straight-6 of 180 bhp, however most cars were fitted with the SE engine that had a modified cylinder head with larger exhaust valves rated at 210 bhp. For 1958 the "S" engine with three 2-inch SU HD8 carburettors and a straight ported cylinder head giving a claimed 250 bhp was introduced. In 1960, the 3.4 gave way to 3.8 litres,with 265 hpin "S" form. A 3.8 litre 150S could top 135 mph, and four-wheel disc brakes appeared for the first time.
Model by DINKY 1/43
1957-61 Jaguar XK150S FHC: Jaguar touring refined. Produced from 1957-61, with 3.8L engine & triple carbs putting out 265bhp. While the XK150S was quickly forgotten after the introduction of the E-Type, it is much sought after today.
Model by AMR/DANHUASEN 1/43
1958-61 XK150S OTS: The two-seater raodster version of the XK150 was introduced with the 'S' model configuration in 1958, a year ahead of the DHC & FHC versions. Unlike other OTS XK models, the XK150 had roll-up windows. Great touring cars!
Model by AMR/DANHAUSEN 1/43
1958 XK150 FHC: Donald Campbell, who set speed records on both land and water, owned this XK150 FHC. Bearing his famous number plate DC7, he had his cars painted the same color as his famous Bluebird race cars and boats. Donald later traded it for a new E-Type in the same color.
Model by OXFORD 1/43

1957-61 XK150 DHC: This is a fun Jaguar sculpture by the artist Guillermo Forchino called "The Dream". Look at the old guy, the pretty young woman, you get the idea...A 140 mph touring car, no wonder our friend is smiling!
Model by FORCHINO 1/10


1961 XK150S FHC: The end of a proud era for Jaguar, the last of the original XK series cars. Today, these cars are sought after for their excellent mix of vintage and new. Delightful to drive long distances and welcome on most modern rally tours.
Model by OXFORD 1/43

The 1950's Small Saloons
1955-59 Mk1 2.4: The 2.4 (later referred to as the Mk1) was introduced to fill a niche for Jaguar in the smaller luxury saloon market. Introduced with a 2.4L straight-six XK engine, it was capable of a respectable 105 mph. The Mk1 introduced monocoque construction to Jaguar's production cars.
Model by LINCOLN 1/32
1957-59 Mk1 3.4: Taking the 3.4L engine from the XK140, the larger engine in the Mk1 gave it more power (210hp)and attracted the attention of notable racing drivers such as Mike Hawthorne. Soon after the 3.4 was introduced, disc brakes became available and made this a very popular sedan, being replaced by the Mk2 in 1959.
Model by HERGE 1/43
1957-59 Mk1 3.4: The Mk1 designation was not applied to these cars until after the introduction of the Mk2 in 1959. Overlooked until recently, Mk1's are making a resurgence in popularity and are one of my favorite Jaguars!
Model by NEO 1/43

1957-59 Jaguar Mk1 3.4 : I have never seen this Bandai tin plate Jaguar in this color. With its replacement headlight, it was well loved in its past, this is one of favorite cars in the collection and continues to be well loved today. A gift from our friend Zurdo.
Model by BANDAI 1/20

1957-59 Mk1 3.4: Another version of the tin plate Jaguar with its friction motor. Being the icon that they are, small Jaguar saloons have appeared in many mediums. This version also comes in a convertible! A wedding gift from our friend Bob and Brenda.
Model by BANDAI 1/20

The XKSS
1957 XKSS: With left over D-Type's at the factory, Jaguar felt there was a niche to sell a road going version of its famous LeMans winner. Only 16 were built before a fire at the factory made the XKSS the rarest of production Jaguars. A scale Steve McQueen checks it out.
Model by AUTOART 1/43

1957 XKSS: Lucky was the chap that took delivery of one of these cars when brand new. Perhaps the most famous owner was Steve McQueen. McQueen received so many speeding tickets in the car, his license was suspended twice! He owned from 1959-1969 and again from 1977-1980 when he died. Just beautiful!
Model by AUTOART 1/18

The 1950's Big Saloons
1954-56 Mk VIIM: The big Jaguar saloons are classically styled touring cars, which for their size have surprising speed and handling. In 1954, the M version of the Mk VII was produced with 190 bhp coming from the 3.4L DOHC six. Top speed was an impressive 104 mph. This example in claret red was used by the Queen Mother in the mid-fifties.
Model by OXFORD 1/43
1957-59 Mk VIII: Introduced in 1956, the MkVIII outwardly looked very similar to the MkVII it replaced. However, it received a more luxurious interior, more horsepower from the 3.4L six (210 bhp) than the preceeding model, as well as other refinements. The MkVIII was capable of 106 mph, not bad for this large sporting sedan. It was replaced by the MkIX in 1958.
Model by OXFORD 1/43
1959-61 MkIX: Often confused with being a Bentley or Rolls Royce, the Mk9 was the queen and final large classic styled large sedan from Jaguar. Powered by the 3.8L XK engine, the Mk9 was in production from 1958-1961. Just over 10,000 were produced. A big, heavy car, it was no slouch with a top speed of just under 115 mph.
Model by OXFORD 1/43
1959-61 MkIX: Surprisingly despite its size, the Mk IX was well received in America, perhaps because of the large size of domestic made American cars. With power assist steering, disc brakes, dealer installed air conditioning and a robust 3.L XK engine, the car was easy to drive and favored by women drivers. By the time production ended for the Mk IX, it was outdated however, both in terms of engineering and styling. It was replaced by the Mk X (Mark Ten) which was directed at the American market, but never as popular.
Model by NEO 1/43

To view our complete Jaguar production car collection, take these links to the Jaguar production cars in production order, Cars to 1968 the Cars 1969-1987 and the Cars 1988 to present and Jaguar Concept Cars.




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