The Book of the Jaguar XJ-S (Hardcover)

By Brian Long

Veloce Publishing, 9781845844011, 160pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2014

List Price: 75.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


The definitive international history of Jaguar's classic grand tourer, the XJ-S, from inception until the end of production. Not only essential reading, but a great reference source for all owners and would-be owners. Includes really useful advice on buying, running and restoration. Includes 270 photos and illustrations.

About the Author

Born in Coventry, the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long comes from a family with a proud heritage in the automotive and aviation fields. He trained as a mechanical engineer, and worked for a time at his father's garage. Brian became heavily involved in the classic car scene at 19, and says he turned to writing by accident. He has a long association with several major car manufacturers, is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians, and a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers. He now writes full-time and, since 1990, when his first book was released, he has had more than 80 titles published. Brian currently lives with his family in Chiba, in Japan, where they enjoy life with their Dobermann and Thoroughbred racehorse.

Praise For The Book of the Jaguar XJ-S

"Fascinating stuff" - Classic Cars

"Ten points from the jury for Veloce and Brian Long. Well done!" - Oldtimer Magazine/ Dreamcar Magazine

"packs in lots of detail, all accompanied by a huge selection of images." - Auto Express

"If you are contemplating purchasing one of these complex but immensely satisfying grand tourers you will not begrudge the [price] being asked for this book - indeed it would be folly to proceed without reading it in minute detail ... For the rest of us, however, the trials and tribulations of how the talented Jaguar engineers and managers got the XJ-S to market and beyond just makes for fascinating reading and reflects the turmoil going on within the wider group and the British motor industry as a whole." - Big End/All Torque

"Beautiful book." - Klassiek & Techniek

"Interest In Jaguar's long-served and long-legged XJ-S is on the rise, and this book from prolific author Long is a good introduction to the model. - Octane