Founded in 1922 by motorcycle enthusiasts Sir William Lyons and William Walmsley as the Swallow Sidecar Company (SSC), Jaguar has enjoyed a colorful history. Boasting a 2.5L engine, the first SS Jaguar passenger car was introduced in 1935, with SS 90 and SS 100 sports car variations. After WWII the company fell into financial difficulties and Jaguar parts sold its Motor Panels steel-stamping facility to Rubery Owen, a prominent engineering and metalworking company. Jaguar wasn't the only UK automaker having problems however, and Jaguar was able to purchase the Standard Motor Company from John Black, which had been the company's six-cylinder engine supplier.
The Jaguar name became especially synonymous with sports cars in 1956 and 1957, when underdog Jaguar racing team Ecurie Ecosse won two Le Mans 24 hour races back to back. In the 1960s Jaguar merged with the British Motor Corporation, then in the 1970s Jaguar and Daimler (not Daimler-Benz) joined forces to become part of British Leyland, which evolved into the Austin Rover Group. The Ford Motor Company bought enough Jaguar shares in 1999 to become the majority owner, but later sold the division to India's Tata Motors in 2008 after making no profit in nearly a decade of ownership.
Jaguar cars have always held a mystique of luxury and performance. With sleek lines, gorgeous appointments and powerful engines, Jaguar cars are tremendously popular with well-heeled businessmen, statesmen and celebrities. The cost of maintaining these fine machines is not for the faint of heart however, but fortunately Jaguar parts online resellers are available to provide discount Jaguar parts via mail order catalog. Rather than purchase Jaguar car parts from the local dealer, many drivers visit the Jaguar Car Parts Discount web site, where they simply enter the model (XJ6, XKE, XJS, etc) of their car to view a wide variety of Jaguar parts online. Occasionally Jaguar enthusiasts will search for used Jaguar parts, but used Jaguar parts present a false sense of savings. Typically, used Jaguar parts are just as worn-out at the Jaguar part being replaced, and could fail at any time - even after owner has paid for labor at the full rate. So rather than pay for a used Jaguar part and installation labor twice, many owners buy discount OEM or aftermarket new Jaguar parts online from Car Parts Discount.
Aftermarket Jaguar auto parts are typically made to the same specifications as the factory OEM parts, but don't have the expensive licensing that's required to use the Jaguar name or logo. This means you can buy Jaguar parts online that are likely every bit as good as the expensive part from the Jaguar auto parts dealer, but at a fraction of the cost. Even professional repair shops use Jaguar Car Parts Discount because our prices are usually lower than wholesale. Visit the Jaguar Car Parts Discount web site today and find out how much you can save on the Jaguar parts you need!