An all new facility in the British Midlands is open for business, hosting a range of products and services for Jaguar Land Rover owners and enthusiasts. This opening is being billed as an important milestone in the rapid growth of Jaguar Land Rover and the Jaguar Land Rover Classic brand, which was launched in March of 2016.
Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director, John Edwards, said: “Classic Works is hugely important to Jaguar Land Rover. It’s much more than a building – it’s the heart, and soul, of Jaguar Land Rover Classic for our clients worldwide. Being able to support owners and enthusiasts of our two great brands with a full suite of services for classic vehicles is a fantastic opportunity.”
The facility covers a colossal 14,000 square meters and is the largest unit of its type in the world - with 54 workshop bays where Jaguar and Land Rover models are restored and serviced.
By the end of 2017, Jaguar Land Rover expects to have 120 specialists working in the new unit, with a wealth of experience between them.
Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, Tim Hannig, said:
‘Our people, their knowledge and their skills are the heart of Jaguar Land Rover Classic. There are more than 1.5 million classic Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in existence worldwide, and we are investing in traditional manufacturing and restoration skills to ensure enthusiasts are able to give cars with a glorious past, a glorious future.”
Jaguar Land Rover Classic has also appointed Le Mans Winner Andy Wallace as Chief Test Driver. Wallace will have the privilege of road testing the Jaguar Class-built Legend Cars before they are deemed ready for sale, and Andy will also assist with the handover.
Andy Wallace, said:
“I am delighted to join Jaguar Land Rover, and its team of highly experienced drivers. In my role as Chief Test Driver for Jaguar Land Rover Classic, I will have the great pleasure of putting models like the E-type and XKSS through their paces. It’s an opportunity I couldn’t resist.”