Jaguar buys the world's largest vintage car collection
Including motors once owned by Winston Churchill and Elton John
Curated by James Hull, a dentist with around 50 clinics across the United Kingdom and a clear talent for collecting vintage vehicles, Jaguar is said to have traded an undisclosed amount for a total of 543 cars through its new Special Operations division.
Hull's collection consisted of over 130 classic Jaguars, plus a MK X owned by the company's founder Sir William Lyons, as well as Winston Churchill's Austin, Elton John's Bentley, racer Mike Hailwood's E-Type and many more.
Jaguar – a company that is also determined to focus on the future of driving – has confirmed that the vintage collection will remain intact in a new facility at its historical home in Coventry, for the foreseeable future. It is expected to be used to promote its historical influence at special events around the globe.
Although the exact sales figure is currently unknown, Hull stated, "My primary motivation was not to get the maximum price, but rather to secure the future of the collection in this country with the right custodian."